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Alaska Fisheries Science Center, 2023: AFSC/ABL: Global Ocean Ecosystems Dynamics (GLOBEC) fish and oceanography data,

Item Identification

Title: AFSC/ABL: Global Ocean Ecosystems Dynamics (GLOBEC) fish and oceanography data
Short Name: AFSC/ABL: Global Ocean Ecosystems Dynamics (GLOBEC) fish and oceanography data
Status: Completed
Publication Date: Unknown

Understanding the processes that regulate early marine survival of salmon is a major goal of the Global Ocean Ecosystems Dynamics (GLOBEC) Northeast Pacific (NEP) program. Faster growth and larger body size are generally associated with higher marine survival for most species of juvenile salmon, which experience relatively high mortality rates during early marine life. The interaction between the temporal-spatial distribution of juvenile salmon, growth performance, environmental conditions, and stage-specific survival are critical to understanding how physical and biological factors contribute to production and survival, and influence the mechanisms, magnitude, location, and timing of marine mortality.

The northern Coastal Gulf of Alaska (CGOA) is a highly productive, down-welling based system where freshwater runoff and winds dominate the physical processes on the shelf. The physical environment changes at different spatial and temporal scales, which is believed to influence inter-annual variability in distribution, feeding, growth, and survival of juvenile salmon. Pink salmon are the upper trophic level target species of GLOBEC, however, the overarching programmatic goal is to enhance our understanding of the processes driving the physical structure and biological productivity of the highly dynamic CGOA system.


This database contains the biological information, including catch, diet, and energy content, collected during the GLOBEC project in the Gulf of Alaska.


Loaded by FGDC Metadata Uploader, batch 5609, 03-13-2015 13:11

The following FGDC sections are not currently supported in InPort, but were preserved and will be included in the FGDC export:

- Taxonomy (FGDC:taxonomy)

- Lineage (FGDC:lineage)


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
ISO 19115 Topic Category
None marine fish
None Pink salmon
None trawl

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Geographic Names Information System Alaska
Geographic Names Information System Gulf of Alaska

Physical Location

Organization: Auke Bay Laboratories
City: Juneau
State/Province: AK
Country: US

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: None Planned
Data Presentation Form: maps and data
Distribution Liability:

The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.

Data Set Credit: NOAA

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 191438
Date Effective From: 2015-03-13
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Moss, Jamal
Email Address:


CC ID: 191436
Date Effective From: 2015-03-13
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Moss, Jamal
Email Address:

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 191434
Date Effective From: 2015-03-13
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): MC, Metadata Coordinators
Email Address:


CC ID: 191437
Date Effective From: 2015-03-13
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Moss, Jamal
Email Address:

Point of Contact

CC ID: 191435
Date Effective From: 2015-03-13
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Moss, Jamal
Email Address:


Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 191433
W° Bound: -157.4515
E° Bound: -137.196167
N° Bound: 60.040667
S° Bound: 54.29

Gulf of Alaska

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 191432
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2001
End: 2004

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:


Data Access Constraints:

There are no legal restrictions on access to the data. They reside in public domain and can be freely distributed. This database is served to the public from Woods Hole.

Data Use Constraints:

User must read and fully comprehend the metadata prior to use. Data should not be used beyond the limits of the source scale. Acknowledgement of NOAA, as the source from which these data were obtained, in any publications and/or other representations of these data is suggested.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 233606
Download URL:

Oceanographic data were primarily collected from the University of Alaska's School of Fisheries and Ocean Science research vessel, the R/V Alpha Helix from 1997-2004, under funding from the Northeast Pacific GLOBEC program. Data collection from 2004 to the present has been supported by the North Pacific Research Board (NPRB), on cruises aboard the R/V Thomas G. Thompson and the M/V Tiglax. Fisheries data were collected on the Alaska Dept.of Fish and Game research vessel, the R/V Pandalus. Stations are occupied in the northern Gulf of Alaska primarily along the Seward Line and a few stations within Prince William Sound. Other stations are occupied on an opportunistic basis as time and weather (!) permit. The location of the sampling lines and station GAK1 are shown on the station location map. Processed data can be obtained from the GLOBEC JGOFS web data server, from the NODC data archives, or by email request.



CC ID: 191440
URL Type:
Online Resource
File Resource Format: HTML

Technical Environment


Microsoft Access database

Data Quality

Completeness Report:

Not applicable

Conceptual Consistency:

Not applicable

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

Contact the dataset POC for full QA/QC methodology

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?: No
If Distributor (Data Hosting Service) is Needed, Please Indicate: yes
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: unknown
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

no delay

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

NCEI cite to be determined

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

IT Security and Contingency Plan for the system establishes procedures and applies to the functions, operations, and resources necessary to recover and restore data as hosted in the Western Regional Support Center in Seattle, Washington, following a disruption.


Lineage Statement:

Contact the dataset POC for full methodology

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 17242
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:17242
Metadata Record Created By: Doug Turnbull
Metadata Record Created: 2012-12-18 17:58+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-05-30 18:10+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2016-05-05
Owner Org: AFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2016-05-05
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2017-05-05