DATASET

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

Collection: EMIS : Environmental Marine Information System 

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

Contact

Email
jrc-emis (at) ec.europa.eu

Contributors

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

Keywords

GIS digital format marine environment marine monitoring climate change Marine protected area ocean color Ocean model Feeding Habitat satellite observations Fin whale

Data access

EMIS - Download access (EMIS_Fin_whale)
URL 
  • Direct NetCDF download

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

Spatial coverage

Type Value
GML
<gml:Envelope srsName="http://www.opengis.net/def/crs/OGC/1.3/CRS84"><gml:lowerCorner>-30.0 10.0</gml:lowerCorner><gml:upperCorner>42.0 70.0</gml:upperCorner></gml:Envelope>
GEO
POLYGON((-30 70,42 70,42 10,-30 10,-30 70))
GEO
{"type":"Polygon","crs":{"type":"name","properties":{"name":"urn:ogc:def:crs:OGC:1.3:CRS84"}},"coordinates":[[[-30.0,70.0],[42.0,70.0],[42.0,10.0],[-30.0,10.0],[-30.0,70.0]]]}

Temporal coverage

From date To date
1998-01-01 2018-12-31

Lineage information

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).

Additional information

Published by
European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Created date
2021-04-23
Modified date
2020-11-23
Issued date
2019-07-09
Landing page
http://emis.jrc.ec.europa.eu/ 
Language(s)
English
Data theme(s)
Environment
Update frequency
unknown
Identifier
http://data.europa.eu/89h/343b4357-6550-4dcb-ba38-1f5b78f3ac9e
Popularity