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Alaska Fisheries Science Center, 2023: AFSC/ABL: Seafloor Habitat Assessment,

Item Identification

Title: AFSC/ABL: Seafloor Habitat Assessment
Short Name: AFSC/ABL: Seafloor Habitat Assessment
Status: In Work

Since 1988, scientists at the Auke Bay Laboratories have been using the /Delta/ submarine for a wide range of research projects. Over 500 dives have been completed. The video collected during these projects provides valuable direct observations of seafloor habitat and biological attributes. This project is assembling a database that will include dive locations and basic biological and substrate information from each of the dives. To date, biological and substrate data have been processed for about 40% of the dives.


Compile all records of dives with corresponding video tapes of all seafloor assessment dives.


Loaded by batch 3908, 12-20-2012 13:06


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
ISO 19115 Topic Category
ISO 19115 Topic Category
None Effects of fishing
None Fish census
None fish distribution
None Habitat survey
None Longline catchability
None submarine dive

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Geographic Names Information System AK
Geographic Names Information System Alaska
Geographic Names Information System Aleutian Islands
Geographic Names Information System GOA
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: Unknown
Data Presentation Form: Document (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 233683
Date Effective From: 2015-10-17
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Heifetz, Jon
Email Address:


CC ID: 82494
Date Effective From: 2012-12-20
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Heifetz, Jon
Email Address:

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 82496
Date Effective From: 2012-12-20
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): MC, Metadata Coordinators
Email Address:


CC ID: 82495
Date Effective From: 2012-12-20
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Heifetz, Jon
Email Address:

Point of Contact

CC ID: 82493
Date Effective From: 2012-12-20
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Heifetz, Jon
Email Address:


Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 82492
W° Bound: -179.8946
E° Bound: -132.8907
N° Bound: 59.7383
S° Bound: 51.2635

Gulf of Alaska and Aleutian Islands

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 82491
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 1988
End: 2012

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:


Data Access Constraints:

Contact the Point of Contact for data request form.

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: 233684
Download URL:

NCEI to be determined

Note: Dataset migrated by Dan Woodrich (AFSC data management coordinator) on 12/14/2021. Contact:

Technical Environment


Microsoft Excel spreadsheet

Data Quality

Completeness Report:


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 site yet 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: 17288
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:17288
Metadata Record Created By: Doug Turnbull
Metadata Record Created: 2012-12-20 13:06+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-05-30 18:10+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