The Global Procellariiform Tracking Database gets its own web site

The Global Procellariiform Tracking Database ("Tracking Ocean Wanderers") of BirdLife International now has it own web site (

"The database is the largest collection of seabird tracking data in existence.  It serves as a central store for seabird tracking data from around the world and aims to help further seabird conservation work and support the tracking community.

"The database, bringing together data from a range of seabird species and families, has been made possible entirely though the unique collaboration of seabird scientists from around the world.  The website has been developed to build links between data owners and their data, as well as provide tools to support data submission and standardising as well as to foster further seabird conservation work.

"Data can be searched and viewed (subject to owner's permissions) within the site, but actual access to tracking data is restricted within a request process.  Data contributors are provided with direct access to their data via profile pages, where their data can be searched, edited and downloaded."

The database contains 126 datasets, contributed by 33 researchers for 30 species.  There are over 4900 tracks, totalling no less than a million and a quarter data points included.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 28 September 2010

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