[MARMAM] New publication

Theoni Photopoulou theoni.photopoulou at gmail.com
Thu Aug 6 00:51:38 PDT 2015

Dear all,

We are pleased to announce the publication of our review paper in Animal

Theoni Photopoulou, Michael A. Fedak, Jason Matthiopoulos, Bernie McConnell
​ ​
Phil Lovell
​.​ 2015.
The generalized data management and collection protocol for
Conductivity-Temperature-Depth Satellite Relay Data Loggers <goog_882343749>
​ <http://www.animalbiotelemetry.com/content/3/1/21>. Animal Biotelemetry​

The software routines for data sampling and processing that are implemented
on-board telemetry devices (tags) called Conductivity-Temperature-Depth
Satellite Relay Data Loggers (CTD-SRDLs) enable the simultaneous collection
of biological and in-situ environmental data by animal-platforms over
periods of weeks to months, despite severe energy and bandwidth limitations
imposed by their relatively small size. This extended operational lifetime
is made possible by the use of software protocols on-board the tags that
manage sensors, data collection, storage, compression and transmission to
ensure that the most useful data are sent at appropriate resolution while
minimizing redundancy. While tag software is tailored to the particular
species under study and the questions being addressed with a given field
deployment, the philosophy behind Sea Mammal Research Unit Instrumentation
Group (SMRU-IG) software protocols is to adopt a general set of principles
to achieve the best results within the energy and bandwidth constraints.
Here, we discuss these and review the general protocol that is used to
simultaneously collect information on geographical movements, diving
behaviour and in-situ oceanographic information from marine mammals.

​The article is open access and available online
<http://www.animalbiotelemetry.com/content/3/1/21> or from me.

Kind regards,

Theoni Photopoulou, Postdoctoral Fellow
Centre for Statistics in Ecology, Environment and Conservation (SEEC
Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa
skype. theoni_p // email <theoni.photopoulou at uct.ac.za> // personal webpage

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