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Marine Biology Station in Piran at National Institute of Biology, partner in LifeWatch Slovenia monitors the waves and surficial currents assessment as well as a potential resource for monitoring the impact of wave energy on the marine environment with the help of High Frequency radar (HF Radar). Co-financed by the IPA ADRIATIC (EU) project ”Strengthening common reaction capacity to fight sea pollution of oil, toxic and hazardous substances in Adriatic Sea – HAZADR” (http://www.hazadr.eu/) two High Frequency (HF) radar systems WERA were setup along the coast of the Gulf of Trieste. The National Institute of Biology, Marine Biology Station (NIB) in collaboration with the Slovenian Environmental Agency (ARSO) placed a 12 channel system in the town of Piran (Slovenia), while the Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimantale (OGS) set up its system in Aurisina (Italy). They operate in pair thus covering the Gulf of Trieste and the Bay of Piran. The near real-time results are available to public, local stakeholders and the scientific community in a graphical and digital form.
gulltracking provides functionality to annotate GPS tracking data of gulls stored in Movebank (https://www.movebank.org). These data are collected by the LifeWatch GPS tracking network for large birds (see http://lifewatch.be/en/gps-tracking-network-large-birds). Functions for other bird species will be added in a later stage.