Data Management Plan
DMP Template v2.0.1 (2015-01-01)Please provide the following information, and submit to the NOAA DM Plan Repository.
Reference to Master DM Plan (if applicable)
As stated in Section IV, Requirement 1.3, DM Plans may be hierarchical. If this DM Plan inherits provisions from a higher-level DM Plan already submitted to the Repository, then this more-specific Plan only needs to provide information that differs from what was provided in the Master DM Plan.
1. General Description of Data to be Managed
The Marine Mammal Laboratory (MML) has deployed long-term passive acoustic recorders in various locations in Alaskan waters and in the High Arctic to determine spatio-temporal distribution of marine mammals as well as environmental and anthropogenic noise. Following the timing of peak calling among the various long-term recorders may provide some insight into finer-scale movements of cetaceans throughout the Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas as well as in the Gulf of Alaska. Changes in ambient noise levels can also be tracked. Recordings are available since 2007 in the Bering and Beaufort Seas, since 2010 in the Chukchi, since 2019 in the Gulf of Alaska, and from 2008-2012 in Fram Strait. The majority of these recorders were deployed on MML subsurface moorings, although several have been deployed on the oceanographic moorings of other researchers. Several different types of autonomous passive acoustic recorders have been deployed, most for one year. Recording parameters varied among instrument types and have evolved among projects. The majority of these recorders and deployments were funded by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM); however, funding in recent years has come from the Office of Naval Research (Marine Mammals and Biology Program), NMFS Office of Protected Resources, and the NMFS Office of Science and Technology (including the Ocean Acoustic Program).
Notes: Only a maximum of 4000 characters will be included.
Notes: Data collection is considered ongoing if a time frame of type "Continuous" exists.
Notes: All time frames from all extent groups are included.
Eastern Bering, Chukchi, and Western Beaufort Seas, with a couple recorders in Fram Strait
Notes: All geographic areas from all extent groups are included.
(e.g., digital numeric data, imagery, photographs, video, audio, database, tabular data, etc.)
(e.g., satellite, airplane, unmanned aerial system, radar, weather station, moored buoy, research vessel, autonomous underwater vehicle, animal tagging, manual surveys, enforcement activities, numerical model, etc.)
2. Point of Contact for this Data Management Plan (author or maintainer)
Notes: The name of the Person of the most recent Support Role of type "Metadata Contact" is used. The support role must be in effect.
Notes: The name of the Organization of the most recent Support Role of type "Metadata Contact" is used. This field is required if applicable.
3. Responsible Party for Data Management
Program Managers, or their designee, shall be responsible for assuring the proper management of the data produced by their Program. Please indicate the responsible party below.
Notes: The name of the Person of the most recent Support Role of type "Data Steward" is used. The support role must be in effect.
Programs must identify resources within their own budget for managing the data they produce.
5. Data Lineage and Quality
NOAA has issued Information Quality Guidelines for ensuring and maximizing the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of information which it disseminates.
(describe or provide URL of description):
Three different types of passive acoustic recorders have been used: AURALs (Autonomous Underwater Recorder for Acoustic Listening, Multi-Électronique, Inc., Rimouski, QC), EARs (Ecological Acoustic Recorders, in collaboration with Drs. Marc Lammers and Whitlow Au, Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, Univ. of HI, Kaneohe, HI), and Haruphones (Haru Matsumoto, CIMRS/NOAA, Newport, OR)); the majority have been AURALs. Recording parameters vary among instrument types and have evolved among projects. Most recorders are deployed for one year and are duty cycled to record for a full year. However, several recorders were deployed short-term (1 week to 1 month) in the Beaufort Sea and have higher duty cycles/sampling rates. Sampling rates range from 2 kHz-40kHz (majority 8kHz or 16kHz), and all recorders are duty cycled from 23-97% (majority around 30%) on a cycle period of 20min-5hrs. The majority of these recorders were deployed on MML subsurface moorings, although several have been deployed on the subsurface oceanographic moorings of other researchers. These moorings include the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory/NOAA (Phyllis Stabeno) moorings along the 70m isobath in the Bering Sea, the University of Alaska, Fairbanks (Steve Okkonen) moorings off Barrow, AK, one Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (Robert Pickart) mooring in the Chukchi Sea, the AIM-1 site on the Chukchi Plateau (Institute of Ocean Sciences - Fisheries and Oceans Canada/ Humfrey Melling), and two sites in the Fram Strait: Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (Dirk Kalmbach) and University of Oslo (Øystein Wiig). After recorder is retrieved, data are extracted, converted into ten-minute wave files, and given standardized filenames that provide the location, recorder type, and field time information. Further information can be obtained via the following final reports: http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/nmml/PDF/BOWFEST-2013-Final-Report.pdf.
(describe or provide URL of description):
Recordings are analyzed for presence of marine mammal vocalizations. Questionable or ambiguous acoustic detections are analyzed in more detail, and if necessary, clips are sent to colleagues for confirmation or identification.
6. Data Documentation
The EDMC Data Documentation Procedural Directive requires that NOAA data be well documented, specifies the use of ISO 19115 and related standards for documentation of new data, and provides links to resources and tools for metadata creation and validation.
- 1.7. Data collection method(s)
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7. Data Access
NAO 212-15 states that access to environmental data may only be restricted when distribution is explicitly limited by law, regulation, policy (such as those applicable to personally identifiable information or protected critical infrastructure information or proprietary trade information) or by security requirements. The EDMC Data Access Procedural Directive contains specific guidance, recommends the use of open-standard, interoperable, non-proprietary web services, provides information about resources and tools to enable data access, and includes a Waiver to be submitted to justify any approach other than full, unrestricted public access.
There are no legal restrictions on access to the data. They reside in public domain and can be freely distributed.
Notes: The name of the Organization of the most recent Support Role of type "Distributor" is used. The support role must be in effect. This information is not required if an approved access waiver exists for this data.
Notes: This field is required if a Distributor has not been specified.
Notes: All URLs listed in the Distribution Info section will be included. This field is required if applicable.
Data can be found at http://data.nodc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/iso?id=gov.noaa.nodc:0143303
Notes: This field is required if applicable.
8. Data Preservation and Protection
The NOAA Procedure for Scientific Records Appraisal and Archive Approval describes how to identify, appraise and decide what scientific records are to be preserved in a NOAA archive.
(Specify NCEI-MD, NCEI-CO, NCEI-NC, NCEI-MS, World Data Center (WDC) facility, Other, To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended)
Notes: This field is required if archive location is World Data Center or Other.
Notes: This field is required if archive location is To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended.
Notes: Physical Location Organization, City and State are required, or a Location Description is required.
Discuss data back-up, disaster recovery/contingency planning, and off-site data storage relevant to the data collection
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.
9. Additional Line Office or Staff Office Questions
Line and Staff Offices may extend this template by inserting additional questions in this section.