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European Seabirds At Sea


In 2022, INBO migrated the ESAS database (formerly hosted at JNCC) to ICES Data Centre. This migration was carried out in the outflow of a WOZEP project intended to revitalise the ESAS database. In the process the database was subjected to a thorough revision, including a revised data model and substantial data quality control. At the moment of writing (09/01/2023), the database hosts data supplied by 14 institutes from 7 countries, and includes almost 2.7 million observations of birds and marine mammals.
Datum ter beschikking 10/01/2023
Tijdelijke dekking periode 01/01/1979 - 01/01/2022


INBO Onderzoeksdomein(en)

  • Data & Infrastructuur
  • Beschermde natuur