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Marine mammals exploring the oceans pole to pole

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Originator: Kovacs,Fedak,Lydersen,Nøst,Biuw
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Marine mammals exploring the oceans pole to pole
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Marine Mammals Exploring the Oceans Pole to Pole (MEOP) will deploy state-of-the-art animal-borne CTD (Conductivity-Temperature-Depth) tags on strategically chosen, deep-diving marine mammal species to explore their current movement patterns, behaviour and habitat utilization in Polar Regions. Deployments will take place on the deepest diving seals in the Arctic and Antarctic – hooded seals in the north and elephant seals in the south. Additionally, to maximise ice-filled water coverage, deployments will also take place on Weddell seals and crabeater seals. Concomitant with the sampling of ecological data sets on these top predators, the animals will themselves (via the equipment they carry) collect a vast, high-precision oceanographic data set from logistically difficult areas of ocean in Polar Seas at the fringes of the North and South Atlantic and the South Pacific that are strategically important to climate and ocean modelling. Co-operation between programmes within IPY will provide MEOP with comprehensive, synoptic oceanographic coverage that will allow us, for the first time ever at this level, to quantify factors determining habitat selection by key polar marine mammal species. In turn, our ocean data sets will contribute significantly to modelling ocean circulation patterns and serve as input to advanced climate models
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Beginning_Date: 20070720
Ending_Date: Unknown
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Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS > CARNIVORES > SEALS/SEA LIONS/WALRUSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > ADVECTION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN CIRCULATION > FRESH WATER FLUX
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Theme_Keyword: MEOP > MARINE MAMMAL EXPLORATION OF THE OCEANS POLE TO POLE
Theme_Keyword: IPY > INTERNATIONAL POLAR YEAR
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Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
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Contact_Person: KIT M. KOVACS
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Address: Norwegian Polar Institute (Norsk Polarinstitutt)
Address: Polar Environmental Centre
City: Tromsø
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Postal_Code: N-9296
Country: Norway
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Address: University of St. Andrews,
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Address: Gatty Marine Laboratory, St Andrews
City: Fife
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Postal_Code: KY16 8LB
Country: United Kingdom
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Contact_Voice_Telephone: 47 777 50526
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 47 777 50523
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Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +44 1334 462632
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Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: kit.kovacs@npolar.no
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Lydersen@npolar.no
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ole@npolar.no
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: martin.biuw@npolar.no
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Contact_Person: KIT CHRISTIAN OLE MARTIN M. ANDERS KOVACS LYDERSEN NØST BIUW
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Contact_Organization: SMRU > University of St. Andrews, Sea Mammal Research Unit, Scotland
Contact_Person: MICHEAL FEDAK
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Address: University of St. Andrews,
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State_or_Province: Scotland
Postal_Code: KY16 8LB
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090401
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140703
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