IMARES is involved in a survey to assess the abundance and distribution of cetaceans in European North Sea and Atlantic waters. This research (SCANSIII) is the third of internationally coordinated large-scale surveys of porpoises, dolphins and whales in these waters.

Aerial survey: ‘Off effort’

By: Online team WUR · 12 July 2016
Category: Aerial survey cetaceans

– By : Steve Geelhoed – Off survey flight The sun shines over northern Scotland. We are in our hotel in Inverness though. Off effort. Validating data from the last three days of surveying. The wind is too strong to survey. The last days the weather was suitable enough to…

First flight!

By: Online team WUR · 4 July 2016
Category: Aerial survey cetaceans

– By: Steve Geelhoed – Flight weather Five days ago aerial team III gathered in Inverness, Scotland. Leo, the pilot, flew in from Liverpool, Linn from Berlin via Amsterdam where she met Steve. Marie (see picture) came from Svalbard via Oslo and London. Typical Scottish weather welcomed us. Thus providing…

Kick-off for SCANS-III aerial survey

By: Online team WUR · 3 July 2016
Category: Aerial survey cetaceans

– By Meike Scheidat, aerial survey co-ordinator – The aerial survey component of the SCANS-III survey officially started on 27 June! A lot of people have worked towards this moment and the last weeks and months were filled with intense preparations. Getting equipment ready, finalizing transect lines & protocols, designating…