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dc.contributor.authorPhotopoulou, Theoni
dc.contributor.authorFedak, Mike
dc.contributor.authorMatthiopoulos, Jason
dc.contributor.authorMcConnell, Bernie J
dc.contributor.authorLovell, Philip
dc.identifier.citationPhotopoulou , T , Fedak , M , Matthiopoulos , J , McConnell , B J & Lovell , P 2015 , ' The generalized data management and collection protocol for Conductivity-Temperature-Depth Satellite Relay Data Loggers ' , Animal Biotelemetry , vol. 3 , 21 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 225101829
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 0084d14d-a87f-43c4-aa2a-e59a0f9d763d
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85018193099
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-9569-1128/work/47136234
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-9616-9940/work/43456480
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-7575-5270/work/56052198
dc.description.abstractThe 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.
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dc.rights© 2015 Photopoulou et al. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly credited. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver ( applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.en
dc.subjectSoftware protocolen
dc.subjectMarine mammalsen
dc.subjectQH301 Biologyen
dc.subjectEarth and Planetary Sciences(all)en
dc.subjectEnvironmental Science(all)en
dc.titleThe generalized data management and collection protocol for Conductivity-Temperature-Depth Satellite Relay Data Loggersen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Biologyen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Sea Mammal Research Uniten
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Scottish Oceans Instituteen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Marine Alliance for Science & Technology Scotlanden
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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