This package provides functionality to access and process data from the European Tracking Network (ETN) database hosted by the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) as part of the Flemish contribution to LifeWatch. ETN data is subject to the ETN data policy and can be:

  • restricted: under moratorium and only accessible to logged-in data owners/collaborators
  • unrestricted: publicly accessible without login and routinely published to international biodiversity facilities

The ETN infrastructure currently requires the package to be run within the LifeWatch.be RStudio server, which is password protected. A login can be requested at http://www.lifewatch.be/etn/contact.


You can install this package from GitHub with:

And then load with:



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MIT License