LifeWatch.be Data Explorer - Marine Mammals

This is one of the thematic portals within the RShiny LifeWatch.be Data Explorer.

This portal gives access to the C-POD data collected in the framework of the Cetacean Passive Acoustic Network, as part of the Flemish LifeWatch Marine Observatory; and provides an interface to explore and analyze these data. Some of the more recent data is temporarily under moratorium and therefore proteced by password access.

The development of a permanent network of C-PODs in the Belgian Part of the North Sea (BPNS), as part of the Cetacean Passive Acoustic Network, started in 2014. 10 C-PODs are moored on the seafloor across the BPNS. The C-POD register passively the echolocation of harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena). Habour porpoises produce typical narrow-band high frequency sounds (NBHF) and are identified as such.

 

Developed by: 

The Rshiny LifeWatch.be Data Explorer has been developed by the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) in 2015-2016.

Used data resources: 

This portal gives access to the C-POD data collected in the framework of the Cetacean Passive Acoustic Network, as part of the Flemish LifeWatch Marine Observatory.

Used in tools: 

This is one of the thematic portals within the RShiny LifeWatch.be Data Explorer.

Technology or platform: 

The LifeWatch.be Data Explorer is built using RShiny server, Leaflet, ggplot2, PLotly, Dygraph and DataTables. The system is able to query MSSQL, PostgreSQL, Geoserver (WFS) and MongoDB servers.