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Details of seabirds density Dutch continental shelf


Dataset identification

Title of datasetseabirds density Dutch continental shelf
Narrative summary of datasetThe Shortlist Ecological Monitoring Wind Farms at Sea project is a one-year research program in which a number of urgent knowledge gaps are filled. For example, research is being conducted into the impact of pile driving on marine mammals and the distribution, foraging and migration patterns of seabirds are being mapped. This information is relevant for the construction of offshore wind farms. The Shortlist for Ecological Monitoring of offshore wind farms, in short Shortlist, is the result of the "Master Plan for Ecological Monitoring of offshore wind farms", a joint initiative of the ministries of IenM and EZ. The aim of the Shortlist research program is to acquire additional knowledge about the effects of offshore wind farms. This knowledge is necessary for, among other things, the granting of permits. Research institutes TNO and IMARES are conducting the Shortlist studies, in collaboration with SeaMarco and Bureau Waardenburg, among others (quote from source:
Summary of processing methodologyRecalculated as density of bird per species
Supporting documentation
Project/programmeShortlist research offshore wind parks
Start date2010-05-01
End date2011-05-01

Responsible organisations

Organisation nameRijkswaterstaat Water, Traffic and Environment
Role of organisationDataset Holding Organisation
Organisation nameDeltares
Role of organisationDataset Holding Organisation
Organisation nameBureau Waardenburg BV
Role of organisationOriginator of Dataset

Dataset availability

Original dataset download link
Dataset formatBinary
Public accessNo limitations
License for useCC0 1.0


Latitude north boundary54.27
Longitude east boundary6.76
Latitude south boundary51.48
Longitude west boundary2.39
Coordinate reference systemWorld Geodetic System 84
Sea areaNorth Sea

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typeBirds, mammals and reptiles
ParameterBird taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of surface
Platform typeresearch aeroplane
Platform namePartenavia P68
Data quality processing informationquality processing by the originator

Process information

Submitting organisationDeltares
Submission identifier (UUID)9ff3868b-291f-4a90-9f53-b0f4274ea2fd
Date of dataset creation2010-12-08
Date of dataset revision2010-12-08
Date of metadata creation2019-03-29
Date of metadata latest revision2019-05-20
Date of publishing2019-06-16
Processing data centreDeltares
Summary record-ID532