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 purpose of this project was to obtain data that are pertinent to assessing aspects of the distribution and foraging ecology of pinnipeds inhabiting the California Current. The California Current Ecosystem Program has attached satellite instruments and/or archival time-depth recorders on pinnipeds inhabiting waters off Washington, Oregon, and California to examine their haulout and at-sea spatial distribution, diving behaviors, and movement patterns at varying temporal scales. We aim to integrate telemetry data with aspects of their physiology and diet to assess sex/age-related differences by conspecifics or intra-specific differences among seals, sea lions, or fur seals in the California Current. Locations are calculated and provided by the Argos satellite system (http://www.argos-system.org/). Additional software are required to decode these data. Data are, generally, in the same format as originally delivered from Argos/CLS America and no quality assurance or quality control measures have been implemented.
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.
West coasts of U.S., Canada, and Mexico
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):
Instrumentation – Animals were outfitted with a platform transmitter terminal Kiwisat PTTs (SirTrack, Havelock North, New Zealand) and a VHF radio transmitter (Model MM130, Advanced Telemetry Systems, Isanti, Minnesota). During 2005, individuals were instrumented with KiwiSat tags, VHF transmitters, and time-depth recorders (TDRs; Mk9, Wildlife Computers, Redmond, Washington). During 2006, SPLASH tags (Wildlife Computers), which have location and time-depth recording capabilities, were attached to individuals. During 2007, sea lions were equipped with a PTT only (SPOT5; Wildlife Computers). Instruments were attached directly onto the animal’s pelage or onto a neoprene patch that was affixed to the pelage located dorsally between the scapulae. The adhesive (5-minute epoxy, DevconTM, Danvers, Massachusetts) was applied after the animal’s pelage was cleaned, degreased with acetone, and dried using a towel or compressed air. Once morphometric data and biological samples were collected, the epoxy had hardened, and sedation (when applied) wore off, the animal was released. Efforts were made to recapture individuals equipped with TDRs or SPLASH tags so that archival dive information could be obtained. Location data (i.e. latitude, longitude) were obtained. Data were transmitted to the Argos Data Location and Collection System (Service Argos 1996). To extend battery life, the Kiwisat PTTs were programmed with either a 12 hr (4 on/8 off) or 72 hr (24 on/48 off) duty cycle. To maximize the number of transmissions received by Argos satellites, tag transmission periods were synchronized with periods of optimal satellite coverage using NASA’s J-Pass software (ver. 2.0). These data are represented as a zipped archive of all messages and data files delivered from Argos/CLS America to the California Current Ecosystems Program. Data may have been delivered via direct electronic download, email or CD. The message formats have changed over the years and are preserved as close to the 'as delivered' state as possible.
(describe or provide URL of description):
The intent of this data set is to provide an archival record of the data as delivered from CLS America/Argos. Processed data conducted on a project by project will be made publicly available via NCEI or associated scientific publications.
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)
- 7.2. Name of organization of facility providing data access
(describe or provide URL of description):
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.
The dataset is in the process of being archived with the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Once the archival process is complete and verified, the dataset will be publicly available. Data will be available March 2016.
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.
The dataset is in the process of being archived with the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Once the archival process is complete and verified, the dataset will be publicly available.
Data not automatically processed
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.