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Alaska Fisheries Science Center, 2023: Obsolete - AFSC/RACE/EcoFOCI: 2010 BEST and BSIERP Study 1WE10/WE10-08,

Item Identification

Title: Obsolete - AFSC/RACE/EcoFOCI: 2010 BEST and BSIERP Study 1WE10/WE10-08
Short Name: Obsolete - AFSC/RACE/EcoFOCI: 2010 BEST and BSIERP Study
Status: Completed

Ecosystem & Fisheries-Oceanography Coordinated Investigations (Eco-FOCI) is an effort by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and associated academic scientists. Eco-FOCI's goal is to understand the effects of abiotic and biotic variability on ecosystems of the North Pacific Research Board (NPRB), the Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS), and PMEL/AFSC base. This was the last of a series of cruises in support of research of the Bering Ecosystem Study (BEST) and Bering Sea Integrated Ecosystem Study (BSIERP) co-sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the North Pacific Research Board.


The primary purpose of this cruise was to observe the ecosystem of the eastern Bering Sea. Operations consisted primarily of hydrographic measurements (with samples for oxygen, chlorophyll, nutrients, and salinity); and zooplankton sampling using MARMAP bongo tows outfitted with 60 and 20 cm bongos, with 153, 333, and 505 micron mesh nets,and triple CalVET tows (California Vertical Egg Tows) conducted near the four mooring sites on the 70-m isobath. We were accompanied by two volunteer bird watchers working for Kathy Kuletz of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Division of Migratory Bird Management in Anchorage, AK. The goal of that project is to examine seabird and marine mammal distribution relative to oceanographic and biological features of the Bering Sea. They began their surveys on 23 August 2010 from Dutch Harbor, and completed their Bering Sea observations on 9 September at the port of Dutch Harbor. One observer (D. Troy) remained onboard for the transit to Seattle, arriving 17 September. The data set will eventually include surveys from that transit across the Gulf of Alaska. Hydrographic and zooplankton stations were occupied along a 1050 km line along the 70-m isobath, as well as four other cross-shelf lines. These transects were the same as the lines occupied during the summer BEST BSIERP cruise, TN250. After completing these transects, we made a 41-station survey of Pribilof Canyon, which was cut short by rough seas and high winds. So, we proceeded to the area near Unimak Pass and occupied a series of stations forming a box that permits us to estimate transport through the Pass, across the Aleutian North Slope Current, and the Bering Slope current as well as an assessment of the zooplankton there.


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Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
PARR Exclusion Non-Federal Funding
PARR Exclusion Obsolete Data Set
None Bering Sea
None Chlorophyll
None Ichthyoplankton
None Nutrients
None Oxygen
None Salinity
None Seabirds
None Zooplankton

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None August
None Late Summer
None September

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None 70-meter isobath
None Eastern Bering Sea Shelf
None Pribilof Canyon
None Unimak Pass

Physical Location

Organization: Alaska Fisheries Science Center
City: Seattle
State/Province: WA
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Oracle Database
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 247613
Date Effective From: 2010
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Bahl, Kimberly
Email Address:
Phone: 206 526 4314


CC ID: 247610
Date Effective From: 2019
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Duffy-Anderson, Janet
Email Address:
Contact Instructions:


Metadata Contact

CC ID: 79946
Date Effective From: 2012-12-05
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Bahl, Kimberly
Email Address:
Phone: 206 526 4314

Point of Contact

CC ID: 79947
Date Effective From: 2019
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Bahl, Kimberly
Email Address:
Phone: 206 526 4314


Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 79945
W° Bound: -179.0931
E° Bound: -164.47064
N° Bound: 62.42445
S° Bound: 53.90948

Eastern Bering Sea Shelf from Unimak Pass to South of St. Lawrence Island.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 79944
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2010-08-23
End: 2010-09-09

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Security Classification System:


Security Handling Description:


Data Access Policy:

Contact data steward

Data Access Procedure:

Contact data steward.

Data Access Constraints:

There are no legal restrictions on access to the data. They reside in public domain and can be freely distributed.

Data Use Constraints:

User must read and fully comprehend the metadata prior to use. Applications or inferences derived from the data should be carefully considered for accuracy. Data will reside at either NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) or the Alaska Fisheries Science Center depending on data type. Acknowledgement of NOAA/NMFS/AFSC or NOAA/OAR/PMEL, as the source from which these data were obtained in any publications and/or other representations of these, data is suggested.

Metadata Access Constraints:


Metadata Use Constraints:


Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 247612
Download URL:
File Name: N/A

Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

See InPort entries 26373, 26275, and 26570

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: No
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: Unknown
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: No
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: varies
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

Data are not processed using an automated procedire.

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

No archive currently hosts these types of data.

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

local and offsite backups.


Lineage Statement:

See InPort entries 26275, 26373, and 26570

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 17096
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:17096
Metadata Record Created By: Doug Turnbull
Metadata Record Created: 2012-12-05 12:34+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+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