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The retrospective analysis of Antarctic tracking data project

Yan Ropert‐coudert 1 Anton van de Putte 2, 3 Ryan R. Reisinger 1 Horst Bornemann 4 Jean-Benoit Charrassin 5 Daniel P. Costa 6 Bruno Danis 7 Luis A. Huckstädt 6 Ian D. Jonsen 8 Mary-Anne Lea 9 David Thompson 10 Leigh G. Torres 11 Philip N. Trathan 12 Simon Wotherspoon 9 David G. Ainley 13 Rachael Alderman 14 Virginia Andrews-Goff 15 Ben Arthur 9 Grant Ballard 16 John Bengtson 17 Marthán N. Bester 18 Arnoldus Schytte Blix 19 Lars Boehme 20 Charles-André Bost 1 Peter Boveng 17 Jaimie Cleeland 9 Rochelle Constantine 21 Robert J. M. Crawford 22 Luciano Dalla Rosa 23 P. J. Nico de Bruyn 19 Karine Delord 1 Sébastien Descamps 24 Mike Double 25 Louise Emmerson 25 Michael A. Fedak 20 Ari Friedlaender 6 Nick Gales 25 Michael Goebel 26 Kimberly T. Goetz 10 Christophe Guinet 1 Simon D. Goldsworthy 27 Robert G. Harcourt 28 Jefferson T. Hinke 26 Kerstin Jerosch 4 Akiko Kato 1 Knowles R. Kerry 29 Roger Kirkwood 29 Gerald L. Kooyman 30 Kit M. Kovacs 31 Kieran Lawton 29 Andrew D. Lowther 32 Christian Lydersen 31 Philip O'B. Lyver 33 Azwianewi B. Makhado 34 Maria E. I. Márquez 35 Birgitte I. Mcdonald 36 Clive R. Mcmahon 37 Monica Muelbert 38 Dominik Nachtsheim 4 Keith W. Nicholls 12 Erling S. Nordøy 19 Silvia Olmastroni 39 Richard A. Phillips 12 Pierre Pistorius 40 Joachim Plötz 4 Klemens Pütz 41 Norman Ratcliffe 42 Peter G. Ryan 43 Mercedes Santos 35 Colin Southwell 29 Iain Staniland 42 Akinori Takahashi 44 Arnaud Tarroux 45 Wayne Trivelpiece 26 Ewan Wakefield 46 Henri Weimerskirch 1 Barbara Wienecke 25 José C. Xavier 47 Ben Raymond 25 Mark A. Hindell 9
5 PROTEO - Processus et interactions de fine échelle océanique
LOCEAN - Laboratoire d'Océanographie et du Climat : Expérimentations et Approches Numériques
26 Antarctic Ecosystem Research Division
SWFSC - Southwest Fisheries Science Center
Abstract : The Retrospective Analysis of Antarctic Tracking Data (RAATD) is a Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research project led jointly by the Expert Groups on Birds and Marine Mammals and Antarctic Biodiversity Informatics, and endorsed by the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources. RAATD consolidated tracking data for multiple species of Antarctic meso- and top-predators to identify Areas of Ecological Significance. These datasets and accompanying syntheses provide a greater understanding of fundamental ecosystem processes in the Southern Ocean, support modelling of predator distributions under future climate scenarios and create inputs that can be incorporated into decision making processes by management authorities. In this data paper, we present the compiled tracking data from research groups that have worked in the Antarctic since the 1990s. The data are publicly available through and the Ocean Biogeographic Information System. The archive includes tracking data from over 70 contributors across 12 national Antarctic programs, and includes data from 17 predator species, 4060 individual animals, and over 2.9 million observed locations.
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Yan Ropert‐coudert, Anton van de Putte, Ryan R. Reisinger, Horst Bornemann, Jean-Benoit Charrassin, et al.. The retrospective analysis of Antarctic tracking data project. Scientific Data , Nature Publishing Group, 2020, 7 (94), ⟨10.1038/s41597-020-0406-x⟩. ⟨hal-02517421⟩



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