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Alaska Fisheries Science Center, 2023: AFSC/FMA/North Pacific Observer Debriefed Data Presentation Layer (OBSINT), https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/10657.

Item Identification

Title: AFSC/FMA/North Pacific Observer Debriefed Data Presentation Layer (OBSINT)
Short Name: AFSC/FMA/North Pacific Observer Debriefed Data Presentation Layer
Status: In Work
Abstract:

Observer data span more than two decades and multiple database development interations. To facilitate status of stocks authors and other users of these records, a data set separate from the OLAP was created which reformats and repackages vetted (debriefed) observer data from NORPAC into a common structure, format, and syntax. The granularity of current production data is compromised, however for the purposes of longitudinal research the data set is internally consistant, and spans the developmental boundaries.

Purpose:

Observer data span more than two decades and multiple database development interations. To facilitate status of stocks authors and other users of these records, a data set separate from the OLAP was created which reformats and repackages vetted (debriefed) observer data from NORPAC into a common structure, format, and syntax. The granularity of current production data is compromised, however for the purposes of longitudinal research the data set is internally consistant, and spans the developmental boundaries.

Supplemental Information:

All of these data are collected cooperatively from private commercial fishing interests and are protected from general release by confidentiality statutes. This protects the private business interests of industry while still providing NOAA Fisheries with the detailed information necessary to effectively manage the ecosystem. The staff authorized to use these data include NOAA Fisheries' scientists and managers participating in a broad range of activities including:

stock assessments,

marine mammal interactions,

food habits,

fish age analyses,

economic analyses,

fishery management plan development,

in-season fishery management.

The data are also shared with other authorized users in the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) and North Pacific Fishery Management Council staff with similar responsibilities.

Aggregations of observer data which protect confidentiality are periodically developed and released to the public. Observer data serve as essential building blocks for numerous public analyses, reports, and scientific documents.

Our Data-Spatial Maps page allows visitors use of the aggregated observer data to create ma

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None AFSC
None DEBRIEFED
None DOMESTIC
None FMA
None GROUNDFISH
None HAKE
None NORPAC
None OBSERVER
None OBSINT
None POLLOCK

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None CONTINUOUS

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None AI
None ALASKA
None BS
None BSAI
None GOA
None NORTH PACIFIC

Stratum Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None DEMERSAL
None FIXED
None MOBILE
None OCEANIC
None PELEGIC

Physical Location

Organization: Fisheries Monitoring and Analysis
City: SEATTLE
State/Province: WA
Country: USA
Location Description:

Alaska Fisheries Science Center

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Database
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Table (hardcopy)
Entity Attribute Overview:

Norpac (Observer) ata are transformed and loaded into the presentation layer tables as the review of those data sets (cruise, permit) is completed and observer debriefing is finalized

Data Set Credit: N/A

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 233477
Date Effective From: 2008-01-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Narita, Renold E
Email Address: ren.narita@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 233478
Date Effective From: 2008
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Blair, Julie A
Address: 7600 Sandpoint Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
USA
Email Address: julie.blair@noaa.gov
Phone: 206 526 4053
Fax: (206)526-4066
Business Hours: 0700-1630
Contact Instructions:

Email

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 233476
Date Effective From: 2008-01-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Blair, Julie A
Address: 7600 Sandpoint Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
USA
Email Address: julie.blair@noaa.gov
Phone: 206 526 4053
Fax: (206)526-4066
Business Hours: 0700-1630
Contact Instructions:

email julie.blair@noaa.gov

Phone 206 450 4053

Point of Contact

CC ID: 233479
Date Effective From: 2008
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Blair, Julie A
Address: 7600 Sandpoint Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
USA
Email Address: julie.blair@noaa.gov
Phone: 206 526 4053
Fax: (206)526-4066
Business Hours: 0700-1630
Contact Instructions:

Email

Publisher

CC ID: 233475
Date Effective From: 2009
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Blair, Julie A
Address: 7600 Sandpoint Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
USA
Email Address: julie.blair@noaa.gov
Phone: 206 526 4053
Fax: (206)526-4066
Business Hours: 0700-1630

Extents

Currentness Reference: Publication Date

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 42588
W° Bound: -180
E° Bound: -125
N° Bound: 65
S° Bound: 35
Description

Observer data in this dataset includes all groundfish in Federally Managed Alaskan EEZ waters as well as Hake activity delivered to motherships off Washington, Oregon, and California.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 42587
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1986
Description:

Promoted to Production Winter 2010

Access Information

Security Class: Confidential
Security Classification System:

All unagregated observer data is confidental to the vessel and or plant from which the fishery activities were observed. Aggredated data is provided to the public by AKFIN and PACFIN.

Data Access Policy:

Access to confidential data is provided to researchers who have an approved confidentiality agreement on file with FMA divsion.

Data Access Procedure:

http://www.akfin.org/

http://pacfin.psmfc.org/

Data Access Constraints:

All unagregated observer data is confidental to the vessel and or plant from which the fishery activities were observed. Aggredated data is provided to the public by AKFIN and PACFIN.

Data Use Constraints:

These data are intended for use by status of stocks authors and other researchers who require a longitudinal view of observer data. Records derived from the production database after 2007 have been modified to afford a presentation layer that spans the entire domestic observer program.

Metadata Access Constraints:

None

Metadata Use Constraints:

None

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 181995
Download URL: http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/FMA/downloads/effort.zip
Distributor:
File Name: effort
Description:

Aggregated effort data download.

File Type (Deprecated): zip
Compression: Zip

Distribution 2

CC ID: 181992
Download URL: http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/FMA/downloads/flatfish.zip
Distributor:
File Name: flatfish
Description:

Aggregated catch and effort data download for flatfish.

File Type (Deprecated): zip
Compression: Zip

Distribution 3

CC ID: 181994
Download URL: http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/FMA/downloads/invertebrates.zip
Distributor:
File Name: invertebrates
Description:

Aggregated catch data download for invertebrates.

Distribution 4

CC ID: 181993
Download URL: http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/FMA/downloads/mostfish.zip
Distributor:
File Name: mostfish
Description:

Aggregated catch data download for fish species other than rockfish and flatfish.

File Type (Deprecated): zip
Compression: Zip

Distribution 5

CC ID: 181974
Download URL: http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/FMA/downloads/rockfish.zip
Distributor:
File Name: rockfish
Description:

Aggregated catch and effort data download for rockfish.

http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/FMA/downloads/effort.zip

File Type (Deprecated): zip
Compression: Zip

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 42783
URL: http://www.akfin.org/
Description:

Public source for Alaska Regional groundfish statistics.

URL 2

CC ID: 42784
URL: http://pacfin.psmfc.org/
Description:

Public source for West Coast of the United States groundfish statistics.

URL 3

CC ID: 181322
URL: http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/FMA/downloads/rockfish.zip
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

Other data download available at the following urls: http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/FMA/downloads/mostfish.zip

http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/FMA/downloads/invertebrates.zip

http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/FMA/downloads/flatfish.zip

http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/FMA/downloads/effort.zip

Technical Environment

Description:

Data resides at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center OFIS division server farm on an Instance of an Oracle relational database.

Data Quality

Representativeness:

These data are merged data sets reporting observer data from both prior to the observer redevelopment project and after the new model went live in December of 2007.

Accuracy:

Because the granularity of the data changed at the development boundary, these data may have lost some of the richness of the newer data model. Some denormalization of post 2007 data has occurred.

Bias:

Any bias is inherited from the source observer data.

Completeness Measure:

These data are recomputed whenever the underlying data is changed.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

The error and debriefing QA/QC process for source data applies.

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: Yes
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: Unknown
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: Yes
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: N/A
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

N/A

Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: No Archiving Intended
If To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended, Explain:

Observer Data are never static and subject to continuous revision.

Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: N/a
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

RAID 5 Architecture, Tape back up and off site storage.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

Raw observer data is denormalized and flattened for analytical users.

Sources

NORPAC

CC ID: 233480
Contact Type: Organization
Contact Name: Fisheries Monitoring and Analysis, FMA
Publish Date: 2015-10-15
Extent Type: Continuing
Extent Start Date/Time: 2008

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 10657
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:10657
Metadata Record Created By: Doug Turnbull
Metadata Record Created: 2010-11-09 10:41+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-08-15 17:09+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2016-05-18
Owner Org: AFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2016-05-18
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2017-05-18