A schematic presentation showing how telemetry data can be stored using Option 6. In the example the bold rectangles are sampling events, the dashed rectangles measurements or facts, the grey rectangles are occurrences. A tracked animal can have 3 main child events: "capture", "tracking" and "recovery". Biometrical data are usually measured during or shortly after the capture, and can be linked to the occurrence of the "capture" event. A separate GPS sensor reading is considered as a child event "position" of the event "section". The "section" event represents a biologically meaningful grouping of sorts for readings recorded at the same period and area, and is linked to an occurrence record. Any abiotic data can be stored efficiently by linking the "position" event records with the eMoF table or to whichever level they are applicable. The "position" events are not linked with an occurrence record.

 
  Part of: De Pooter D, Appeltans W, Bailly N, Bristol S, Deneudt K, Eliezer M, Fujioka E, Giorgetti A, Goldstein P, Lewis M, Lipizer M, Mackay K, Marin M, Moncoiff√© G, Nikolopoulou S, Provoost P, Rauch S, Roubicek A, Torres C, van de Putte A, Vandepitte L, Vanhoorne B, Vinci M, Wambiji N, Watts D, Klein Salas E, Hernandez F (2017) Toward a new data standard for combined marine biological and environmental datasets - expanding OBIS beyond species occurrences. Biodiversity Data Journal 5: e10989. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.5.e10989