Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Point of contact: jrc-emis@ec.europa.eu

Title: EMIS - Favourable feeding habitat of fin whale Monthly 1998-2018 (frequency of occurence, %)

Description

The favourable feeding habitat of fin whale is daily identified linking their ecological traits with environmental variables from satellite remote sensing. The feeding habitat is mostly related to the occurrence of productive oceanic features (such as eddies) that are detected by satellite sensors of ocean colour (chlorophyll-a fronts). No physical variable is used besides a minimum water depth of 90m. More information: https://fishreg.jrc.ec.europa.eu/fish-habitat, Peer-reviewed publications: http://www.int-res.com/abstracts/meps/v464/p289-306/ https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-03560-9

Contributors
Jean-Noel Druon jean-noel.druon@ec.europa.eu 0000-0002-0824-8778
How to cite
Druon, Jean-Noel (2019):  EMIS - Favourable feeding habitat of fin whale Monthly 1998-2018 (frequency of occurence, %). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/343b4357-6550-4dcb-ba38-1f5b78f3ac9e
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Publications

  • publication Satellite tagging of Mediterranean fin whales: working towards the identification of critical habitats and the focussing of mitigation measures

    Panigada S, Donovan G, Druon J, Lauriano G, Pierantonio N, Pirotta E, Zanardelli M, Zerbini A and Notarbartolo Di Sciara G. Satellite tagging of Mediterranean fin whales: working towards the identification of critical habitats and the focussing of mitigation measures. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS 7; 2017. p. 3365. JRC97150

    DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-03560-9

Additional information
Last modified 2013-06-11
Issue date 2019-07-09
Landing page http://emis.jrc.ec.europa.eu/
Temporal coverage

From: 1998-01-01 – To: 2018-12-31

Language English
Data theme(s) Environment
EuroVoc domain(s) 36 SCIENCE; 52 ENVIRONMENT
EuroVoc concept(s) environmental monitoring; ocean; oceanography; protected area
Identifier http://data.europa.eu/89h/343b4357-6550-4dcb-ba38-1f5b78f3ac9e
Geographic information
Lineage

General information: Model performance is assessed against the distance of presence data to closest habitat. For fin whale, 75% of observations are closer than 4 km of favourable feeding habitat (n = 1505).

Geographic bounding box

70.0° N, 42.0° E, 10.0° S, -30.0° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89

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