SHARK - National environmental monitoring of Harbour seal in Sweden since 1988

The national monitoring program was initiated by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and is now financed by the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management.

The monitoring is performed by the Swedish Museum of Natural History.

Data is stored in the database SHARK, hosted and maintained by the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute.

Monitoring of seals is performed by counting seals from land, ship or airplane.

More information is available in Swedish at

Metadata Access
Publisher Blue-Cloud Data Discovery & Access service; EurOBIS - EMODnet Biology
Contributor Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ); Swedish Environmental Protection Agency; Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute; Swedish Museum of Natural History
Publication Year 2024
OpenAccess true
Contact blue-cloud-support(at)
Discipline Marine Science
Spatial Coverage (10.798W, 55.361S, 16.942E, 59.002N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 1988-08-22T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2020-08-19T00:00:00Z