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Etn provides functionality to access 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 RStudio server, which is password protected. A login can be requested at


You can install the development version of etn from GitHub with:

# install.packages("devtools")


  • We welcome contributions including bug reports.
  • License: MIT
  • Get citation information for etn in R doing citation("etn").
  • Please note that this project is released with a Contributor Code of Conduct. By participating in this project you agree to abide by its terms.