[Parameters: Topic='BIOSPHERE', Term='ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS', Variable_Level_1='SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS', Variable_Level_2='POPULATION DYNAMICS']
Seabird strikes at Australian Antarctic Stations and on ships.Entry ID: SOE_Seabird_strikes
Abstract: This indicator is no longer maintained, and is considered OBSOLETE.
All known observations of seabird strikes are recorded upon observation at Australian Antarctic Stations and on ships travelling in the Southern Ocean.
TYPE OF INDICATOR
There are three types of indicators used in this report:
1.Describes the CONDITION of important elements of a system;
2.Show the extent of ... the major PRESSURES exerted on a system;
3.Determine RESPONSES to either condition or changes in the condition of a system.
This indicator is one of: PRESSURE
RATIONALE FOR INDICATOR SELECTION
Human presence in the Antarctic has led to the creation of many stations located around the continent. In many cases, these stations are sited close to seabird colonies. Birds have struck station buildings, radio masts, etc. Further, seabird strikes are reported from resupply and research vessels. In recent decades, there have been observations made of bird strikes, particularly colliding with station infrastructure, remote installations and supporting infrastructure and ship-based transport to the continent. Whilst the data are not considered to be comprehensive or highly rigorous, it is envisaged that recording of bird strikes may facilitate useful analysis in the future.
DESIGN AND STRATEGY FOR INDICATOR MONITORING PROGRAM
Spatial scale: Southern Ocean: 40S to the Antarctic continent, Mawson, Davis, Casey, Macquarie Island, Heard Island, field camps, and summer expeditions.
Measurement technique: Observation of bird strikes at Australian Antarctic Stations and at sea.
The accuracy of the data are likely to be limited as it depends upon the detection of bird strikes by actual observation of the strike as it occurs, or the discovery of bird carcasses near the structure with which it collided.
LINKS TO OTHER INDICATORS
SOE Indicator 29 - Breeding population of the Southern Giant Petrel at Heard Island, the McDonald Islands and within the AAT
SOE Indicator 37 - Species and numbers of species killed, taken or interfered with or disturbed in the Antarctic and the sub-Antarctic for the purpose of scientific research
SOE Indicator 46 - Annual tourist ship visits and tourist numbers
SOE Indicator 48 - Station and ship person days
SOE Indicator 76 - Monthly fuel usage of ships travelling to Australian Antarctic Stations
Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Woehler, E. and Frost, L.
Dataset Title: Seabird strikes at Australian Antarctic Stations and on ships.
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2002-09-24
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 1Online Resource: https://data.aad.gov.au/metadata/records/SOE_Seabird_strikes
Start Date: 1988-01-01Stop Date: 2002-12-31
Quality This indicator is now OBSOLETE. These data are no longer archived in this location, and are therefore not up-to-date.
The data are currently being compiled. The accuracy of the data are likely to be limited as it depends upon the detection of bird strikes by actual observation of the strike as it occurs, or the discovery of bird carcasses near the structure with which it collided.
Access Constraints These data are available for download from the provided URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the CCBY Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at http://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/citation.cfm?entry_id=SOE_Seab... when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 1 kb
Distribution Format: csv
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: eric.woehler at gmail.com
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Phone: +61 3 6232 3211
Email: Andrew.Sharman at aad.gov.au
Australian Antarctic Division 203 Channel Highway
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2002-09-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-04-11