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Title: NMFS Fishery-Independent Survey System
Short Name: FINSS
Status: In Work
Abstract:

Provides an inventory of NMFS fishery-independent surveys and observations and enables the integration of survey metadata on a national level.

Purpose:

An online system with querying, mapping and reporting applications that characterize NMFS historical and current ocean observation activities and data collection during the surveys.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Cruise Data
None Fisheries Independent Survey
None Funding sources
None GIS
None mapping
None survey station location

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None 2004-Present

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None Alaska Ecosystem Complex
None Antartica
None Arctic
None Atlantic
None California Current
None Carribean
None Eastern Tropical Pacific
None Gulf Of Mexico
None Northeast Shelf
None Pacific Islands Ecosystem Complex
None Pacific Ocean
None Southeast Shelf

Physical Location

Organization: NMFS Office of Science and Technology
City: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD
Country: USA
Location Description:

1315 East West Highway

Project Information

Project Type: Project
Collection Authority: Federal

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 43682
Date Effective From: 2009-01-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Brown, Stephen K
Address: 1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
USA
Email Address: stephen.k.brown@noaa.gov
Phone: 301-427-8112
Fax: 301-713-1875
Contact Instructions:

Phone Or Email

Process Contact

CC ID: 43683
Date Effective From: 2009-01-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Dai, Jihong
Address: 1315 East-West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
USA
Email Address: Jihong.Dai@noaa.gov
Phone: 301-427-8222
Fax: 301-713-1875
Contact Instructions:

Phone or Email

Extents

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 43743
Description

FINSS is the metadata system for surveys that cover all the regional ecosystems within the U.S. EEZ and beyond, such as Antarctics.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 43700
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 2004-01-01

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Policy:

This data is accessible to the public

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 43680
URL: https://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/finss/si/siMain.jsp
Description:

FINSS Application web login page

URL 2

CC ID: 43691
URL: http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/st4/ifso/documents/FINSS-SI_Public_User_Manual_V1.0.pdf
Description:

Provides the basic mechanics of viewing and creating reports using the web application screens and serves as training material for new public users.

URL 3

CC ID: 43847
URL: http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/finss/index
Description:

FINSS information at the NMFS Office of Science and Technology website.

Technical Environment

Description:

Oracle Database

Data Quality

Representativeness:

represents the metadata of fishery-independent surveys that are conducted by all NMFS science centers.

Accuracy:

The FINSS information is provided by FINSS Working Group, NMFS Vessel Coordinators, and survey leads to the best of their knowledge.

Completeness Measure:

FINSS is updated annually to keep the survey information up-to-date.

Sensitivity:

Low

Completeness Report:

Complete for 2004-2013 survey metadata as of March 2013.

Acronyms

DAS Days at Sea
FINSS Fishery-Independent Survey System
SI Survey Inventory
SIS Species Information System

Glossary Terms and Definitions

Survey

CC ID: 43849
Description:

A descriptor of a time series of similar cruises (same region, vessel type, target species, principal gears deployed, etc.). Survey conducted in different season shall be listed as separate survey.

Survey Year

CC ID: 222212
Description:

Year when the survey is completed.

Funding Source

CC ID: 222213
Description:

The source where the funding comes from to support the survey. Four funding categories are identified in FINSS: OMAO Base Fund, NOAA Program Fund, Non-NOAA Fund, and Other/Unknown Fund.

Targeted Species

CC ID: 222214
Description:

Name of the species that are targeted (not actually caught) during a survey. The name shall be selected from the Endangered Species Act (ESA) list, Marine Mammal Protected Act (MMPA) list, or Fish Stock Sustainability Index (FSSI) list. If the targeted species are not listed in any of these lists, user can enter the species common name and scientific name manually in the column labeled “Others”.

Cruise

CC ID: 222215
Description:

An actual trip composed of one or more legs on a Single vessel. It's an event of a survey. A cruise will have a start and end data, more detail on gears deployed and parameters observed, etc.

DAS

CC ID: 222216
Description:

Science days including transit days and days lost to the weather and mechanical breakdown after the ship left the home port. Estimated in full days. doesn't include staging and de-staging days (days when the ship is alongside a pier and a significant portion of the ship’s compliment is needed to load or unload scientific equipment, set up or tear down scientific working stations, calibrate or store scientific equipment or any other activity that involves staging or de-staging for a project.)

Parameter

CC ID: 222217
Description:

Variables observed during a cruise of a particular survey in following categories: oceanographic, Biological, Habitat, and Protected Species.

FAQs

FAQ 1

CC ID: 43686
Date: 2009-01-01 00:00:00
Author: Jihong Dai
Question:

What is a Fishery - independent survey?

Answer:

A fishery-independent survey is a systematic sampling project carried out by research vessels or contracted commercial fishing vessels for gathering biological or environmental information separately from commercial fishing operations.

FAQ 2

CC ID: 43687
Date: 2009-01-01 00:00:00
Author: Jihong Dai
Question:

What was the impetus for creating the FINSS - SI?

Answer:

Fishery-independent observation information is one of the fundamental components of NMFS data sets. The system was developed to 1) integrate the survey information across the science centers; 2) support fishery management decisions on budget-related analyses and cross-program collaborations; 3) meet the increasing need for an authoritative information source about the fishery-independent surveys at the national level; and 4) to promote the effective communication among the fishery data steward and stakeholders.

FAQ 3

CC ID: 43688
Date: 2009-01-01 00:00:00
Author: Jihong Dai
Question:

What is the timeframe of surveys covered by the FINSS - SI?

Answer:

The current system covers NMFS surveys conducted starting 2004 and is updated at least once a year to make the information up to date.

FAQ 4

CC ID: 43689
Date: 2009-01-01 00:00:00
Author: Jihong Dai
Question:

How are the FINSS - SI data collected

Answer:

The initial FINSS - SI data (FY2004 - FY2008) were provided by the data managers or survey leaders in the NMFS Science Centers and were coordinated / compiled by the NMFS Office of Science and Technology.

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
81
Data Set Fishery-Independent Survey System Data 2004 - Present

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 11130
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:11130
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2011-07-20 14:17+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-03-29 17:50+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2015-12-22
Owner Org: OST
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year