ARPHA Preprints, doi: 10.3897/arphapreprints.e111241
SES Dashboard: A linked data platform to manage data on Southern Elephant Seals
expand article infoMarcos Zárate§, Elena Eder|, Claudio Delrieux, Mirtha Lewis|, Gustavo Nuñez#, Dario Ceballos|
‡ Centre for the Study of Marine Systems, Centro Nacional Patagónico (CENPAT-CONICET), Puerto Madryn, Argentina§ Argentina Ocean Biodiversity Information System (ArOBIS), Puerto Madryn, Argentina| Center for the Study of Marine Systems, National Council for Scientific and Technical Research, (CESIMAR-CONICET), Puerto Madryn, Argentina¶ Institute of Computer Science and Engineering, Bahía Blanca Scientific and Technological Center, (ICIC-CONICET), Bahía Blanca, Argentina# Computer Research Laboratory, National University of Patagonia San Juan Bosco, (LINVI-UNPSJB), Puerto Madryn, Argentina
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In this paper we present SES Dashboard, a linked data platform developed to manage information of Southern Elephant Seals (Mirounga leonina Linnaeus, 1758) from Península Valdés colony (Patagonia, Argentina), collected over more than two decades of research. Southern elephant seals spend most of their time foraging at sea, alternating with two short and highly synchronized haul-outs ashore for breeding and molting. On land, the distribution of the colony extends along ≈350 km, while at sea individuals travel thousands of kilometers The information recorded is mainly based on georeferenced data from censuses, bioregisters (trajectories at sea and hydrographic profiles), and bibliography based on the above data.

SES Dashboard was released in 2021 and published following the principles of Linked Open Data to improve its visibility, to make it shareable, extensible and easily reusable through a SPARQL endpoint.

Interoperability, Linked Open Data, Mirounga leonina, Pinnipedia, Phocidae, SPARQL