Seabird tracking (2014-2018)

SEATRACK aims to map the non-breeding distribution of seabirds breeding in colonies encircling the Barents, Norwegian and North Seas, which includes colonies in Russia, Norway incl. Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Great Britain.

No fewer than 11 species from 36 breeding colonies are being studied in this programme. Key marine areas are being mapped as regards the various species and colonies. The way in which the environmental conditions in the areas where the birds live outside the breeding season impact on the species’ demographics and population trends is also being studied.

To date, over 10,000 GLS loggers have been attached to birds from the five participating nations.