Argos PTT Tracking Database
Entry ID: DB_Argos_PTT_Tracking

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Summary
Abstract: A repository of all ARGOS satellite messages from 1982 to present. Trackers have been used on AWS stations, buoys and numerous species of whales, seals and seabirds.

ARGOS is a means of sending data back from PTT devices - Position Tracking Terminals. However, the subject does not necessarily have to be moving - as in the case of the Automatic Weather Stations (AWS), which use ARGOS for relaying ... View entire text
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Description: ARGOS Satellite Tracking database
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -40.0   S: -70.0   E: 179.0   W: -60.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1982-03-01
ISO Topic Category
Quality According to ARGOS, the position error can vary from 350 metres (class 3) to about 5km or less for a class 1 hit. Most end-users use speed filter and have a degree of confidence on the majority of the filtered data. Most tracked species are marine and one can use a land-sea mask to remove positions that may appear to be on land for the true marine species. Some of the positions will be for taxa that are breeding or resting in their land colonies but these will be very close to the coast.
Access Constraints Species distribution data is published to SCAR-MarBIN, OBIS and GBIF portals. Historical data from past field campaigns are publicly available. Some more recent data will be made publicly available when the data has been analyzed and published
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

There are no constraints on the use of this data. Please acknowledge copyright and mention the source site of the Australian Antarctic Data Centre.
Data Set Progress
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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://data.aad.gov.au

Data Center Personnel
Name: DATA OFFICER AADC
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution
Distribution Media: HTTP
Fees: free
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: dave.connell at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-08-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-09-11
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