SHARK - National Ringed seal monitoring in Sweden since 1995

Data from Swedish environmental monitoring of abundance of Ringed seal. Swedish monitoring of Ringed seals started in 1995. The monitoring program was initiated by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency and later the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management took over the responsibility and financing of the program. 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 ringed seal is performed by counting seals in transects from 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 Agency for Marine and Water Management; 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 (20.755W, 63.117S, 25.195E, 65.775N)
Temporal Coverage Begin 1995-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2024-04-15T00:00:00Z