Skip to content

Research at St Andrews

Towards the integration of animal-borne instruments into global ocean observing systems

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

DOI

Open Access permissions

Open

Author(s)

David March, Lars Boehme, Joaquín Tintoré, Pedro Joaquín Vélez-Belchi, Brendan J. Godley

School/Research organisations

Abstract

Marine animals are increasingly instrumented with environmental sensors that provide large volumes of oceanographic data. Here, we conduct an innovative and comprehensive global analysis to determine the potential contribution of animal‐borne instruments (ABI) into ocean observing systems (OOSs) and provide a foundation to establish future integrated ocean monitoring programmes. We analyse the current gaps of the long‐term Argo observing system (>1.5 million profiles) and assess its spatial overlap with the distribution of marine animals across eight major species groups (tuna and billfishes, sharks and rays, marine turtles, pinnipeds, cetaceans, sirenians, flying seabirds and penguins). We combine distribution ranges of 183 species and satellite tracking observations from >3,000 animals. Our analyses identify potential areas where ABI could complement OOS. Specifically, ABI have the potential to fill gaps in marginal seas, upwelling areas, the upper 10 m of the water column, shelf regions and polewards of 60° latitude. Our approach provides the global baseline required to plan the integration of ABI into global and regional OOS while integrating conservation and ocean monitoring priorities.
Close

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalGlobal Change Biology
VolumeEarly View
Early online date27 Nov 2019
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 27 Nov 2019

    Research areas

  • Animal-borne instruments, Argo, Global ocean observing system, Marine vertebrates, Multi-platform ocean observation, Operational oceanography, Pinnipeds, Satellite tracking, Sea turtles

Discover related content
Find related publications, people, projects and more using interactive charts.

View graph of relations

Related by author

  1. Microplastic study reveals the presence of natural and synthetic fibres in the diet of King Penguins (Aptenodytes patagonicus) foraging from South Georgia

    Le Guen, C., Suaria, G., Sherley, R. B., Ryan, P. G., Aliani, S., Boehme, L. & Brierley, A. S., 11 Nov 2019, In : Environment International . 134, 9 p., 105303.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. An integrated approach to coastal and biological observations

    She, J., Muñiz Piniella, Á., Benedetti-Cecch, L., Boehme, L., Boero, F., Christensen, A., Crowe, T., Darecki, M., Garcia, E., Gremare, A., Hernandez, F., Kouts, T., Kromkamp, J., Petihakis, G., Pinto, I. S., Reissmann, J., Tuommi, L. & Zingone, A., 2 Jul 2019, In : Frontiers in Marine Science. 6, 6 p., 314.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  3. Animal-borne telemetry: an integral component of the ocean observing toolkit

    Harcourt, R., Martins Sequeira, A. M., Zhang, X., Rouquet, F., Komatsu, K., Heupel, M., McMahon, C. R., Whoriskey, F. G., Meekan, M., Carroll, G., Brodie, S., Simpfendorfer, C., Hindell, M. A., Jonsen, I. D., Costa, D. P., Block, B. A., Muelbert, M. M., Woodward, B. E., Weises, M. J., Aarestrup, K. & 41 others, Biuw, M., Boehme, L., Bograd, S. J., Cazau, D., Charrassin, J-B., Cooke, S., Cowley, P. D., Nico De Bruyn, P. J., Du Dot, T. J., Duarte, C. M., EguÍluz, V. M., Ferreira, L., Fernández-Garcia, J., Goetz, K., Goto, Y., Guinet, C., Hammill, M., Hays, G. C., Hazen, E., Huckstadt, L., Huveneers, C., Iverson, S., Jaaman, S. A., Kittiwattanawong, K., Kovacs, K., Lydersen, C., Moltmann, T., Naruoka, M., Phillips, L., Picard, B., Queiroz, N., Reverdin, G., Sato, K., Sims, D. W., Thorstad, E. B., Thums, M., Treasure, A. M., Trites, A., Williams, G. D., Yonehara, Y. & Fedak, M. A., 26 Jun 2019, In : Frontiers in Marine Science. 6, 21 p., 326.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  4. Subglacial discharge plume behaviour revealed by CTD-instrumented ringed seals

    Everett, A., Kohler, J., Sundfjord, A., Kovacs, K., Torsvik, T., Pramanik, A., Boehme, L. & Lydersen, C., 7 Sep 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 10 p., 13467.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Related by journal

  1. Global Change Biology (Journal)

    Will Cresswell (Reviewer)
    6 Dec 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

  2. Global Change Biology (Journal)

    Will Cresswell (Reviewer)
    23 Feb 2018

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review of manuscripts

Related by journal

  1. Northward range expansion in spring-staging barnacle geese is a response to climate change and population growth, mediated by individual experience

    Tombre, I. M., Oudman, T., Shimmings, P., Griffin, L. & Prop, J., 2 Sep 2019, In : Global Change Biology. Early View, 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Diverse effects of invasive ecosystem engineers on marine biodiversity and ecosystem functions: a global review and meta-analysis

    Guy-Haim, T., Lyons, D. A., Kotta, J., Ojaveer, H., Queirós, A. M., Chatzinikolaou, E., Arvanitidis, C., Como, S., Magni, P., Blight, A. J., Orav-Kotta, H., Somerfield, P. J., Crowe, T. P. & Rilov, G., Mar 2018, In : Global Change Biology. 24, 3, p. 906-924

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Reproductive performance and diving behaviour share a common sea-ice concentration optimum in Adélie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae)

    Le Guen, C., Kato, A., Raymond, B., Barbraud, C., Beaulieu, M., Bost, C-A., Delord, K., MacIntosh, A. J. J., Meyer, X., Raclot, T., Sumner, M., Takahashi, A., Thiebot, J-B. & Ropert-Coudert, Y., 29 Jun 2018, In : Global Change Biology. Early View

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Denial of long-term issues with agriculture on tropical peatlands will have devastating consequences

    Wijedasa, L. S., Jauhiainen, J., Könönen, M., Lampela, M., Vasander, H., Leblanc, M. C., Evers, S., Smith, T. E. L., Yule, C. M., Varkkey, H., Lupascu, M., Parish, F., Singleton, I., Clements, G. R., Aziz, S. A., Harrison, M. E., Cheyne, S., Anshari, G. Z., Meijaard, E., Goldstein, J. E. & 117 others, Waldron, S., Hergoualc'h, K., Dommain, R., Frolking, S., Evans, C. D., Posa, M. R. C., Glaser, P. H., Suryadiputra, N., Lubis, R., Santika, T., Padfield, R., Kurnianto, S., Hadisiswoyo, P., Lim, T. W., Page, S. E., Gauci, V., Van Der Meer, P. J., Buckland, H., Garnier, F., Samuel, M. K., Choo, L. N. L. K., O'Reilly, P., Suksuwan, S., Sumarga, E., Jain, A., Laurance, W. F., Couwenberg, J., Joosten, H., Vernimmen, R., Hooijer, A., Malins, C., Cochrane, M. A., Perumal, B., Siegert, F., Peh, K. S. H., Comeau, L. P., Verchot, L., Harvey, C. F., Cobb, A., Jaafar, Z., Wösten, H., Manuri, S., Müller, M., Giesen, W., Phelps, J., Yong, D. L., Silvius, M., Wedeux, B. M. M., Hoyt, A., Osaki, M., Hirano, T., Takahashi, H., Kohyama, T. S., Haraguchi, A., Nugroho, N. P., Coomes, D. A., Quoi, L. P., Dohong, A., Gunawan, H., Gaveau, D. L. A., Langner, A., Lim, F. K. S., Edwards, D. P., Giam, X., Van Der Werf, G., Carmenta, R., Verwer, C. C., Gibson, L., Gandois, L., Graham, L. L. B., Regalino, J., Wich, S. A., Rieley, J., Kettridge, N., Brown, C., Pirard, R., Moore, S., Capilla, B. R., Ballhorn, U., Ho, H. C., Hoscilo, A., Lohberger, S., Evans, T. A., Yulianti, N., Blackham, G., Onrizal, Husson, S., Murdiyarso, D., Pangala, S., Cole, L. E. S., Tacconi, L., Segah, H., Tonoto, P., Lee, J. S. H., Schmilewski, G., Wulffraat, S., Putra, E. I., Cattau, M. E., Clymo, R. S., Morrison, R., Mujahid, A., Miettinen, J., Liew, S. C., Valpola, S., D'Arcy, L., Gerding, M., Sundari, S., Thornton, S. A., Kalisz, B., Chapman, S. J., Su, A. S. M., Basuki, I., Itoh, M., Traeholt, C., Sloan, S., Sayok, A. K. & Andersen, R., Mar 2017, In : Global Change Biology. 23, 3, p. 977-982 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

ID: 262037491

Top