Short Citation:
Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, 2021: Shipboard Cetacean Surveys- Visual Surveys- WinCruz Sighting Records, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/18141.

Item Identification

Title: Shipboard Cetacean Surveys- Visual Surveys- WinCruz Sighting Records
Status: In Work
Creation Date: 2016
Abstract:

WinCruz is a software program used to record sighting and effort data on ship line-transect surveys and to graphically display sighting locations in real-time. The WinCruz sighting records are included here

Purpose:

Visual sighting records of cetaceans are used for tracking species distribution in a study area and on-effort records collected during standard line-transect effort are used for estimating the abundance of cetacean species observed.

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None cetaceans
None line transect
None ship survey
None sightings
None software
None visual survey

Instrument Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None computer

Platform Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
None ship

Physical Location

Organization: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
City: Honolulu
State/Province: HI
Country: USA
Location Description:

IRC

1845 Wasp Blvd., Bldg. 176

Honolulu, HI 96818

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Files
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)
Entity Attribute Overview:

Sighting records are extracted from the WinCruz data files. Additional information collected during the sighting is added to the WinCruz data and stored in tabular format.

WinCruz writes data in the DAS format that can be read by a text editor (e.g. Microsoft Notepad). The output files are labeled DASxxxx.yzz and BAKxxxx.yzz, where xxxx is the time the program starts, y is the month in hex format, and zz is the day. The BAK file is the backup information of the events as they

happen, including any edits of previous forms. The DAS file contains all the corrected information. Typically there is one output file per day (unless the computer program is closed and reopened.

WinCruz has been updated overtime adding or modifying specific data fields as changes in data collection protocols arise.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 241351
Date Effective From: 2008-12-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Oleson, Erin M
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: erin.oleson@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5712
Business Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Contact Instructions:

contact by email

Data Steward

CC ID: 241352
Date Effective From: 2006-09-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Hill, Marie C
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: marie.hill@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5710
Contact Instructions:

contact by email

Data Steward

CC ID: 241355
Date Effective From: 2006-02-01
Date Effective To: 2008-06-01
Contact (Person): Johnston, David W
Email Address: dave.johnston@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 837046
Date Effective From: 2019
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Phone: 808-725-5300
URL: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Distributor

CC ID: 241356
Date Effective From: 2006
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Hill, Marie C
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: marie.hill@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5710
Contact Instructions:

email

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 241353
Date Effective From: 2006-09-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Hill, Marie C
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: marie.hill@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5710
Contact Instructions:

contact by email

Originator

CC ID: 241354
Date Effective From: 2006-03-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Phone: 808-725-5300
URL: http://www.pifsc.noaa.gov
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 241357
Date Effective From: 2006
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Hill, Marie C
Address: 1845 Wasp Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96818
USA
Email Address: marie.hill@noaa.gov
Phone: (808)725-5710
Contact Instructions:

email

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 93607
Description

See each cruise for the specific geographic area.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 93608
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 2006
Description:

WinCruz has been used on PIFSC cruises since 2006. See each cruise for specific details on timeframes.

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Policy:

None

Data Access Procedure:

None

Data Access Constraints:

None

Data Use Constraints:

The user is responsible for the results of any application of these data.

The NMFS permit number (listed within the dataset) under which the data were collected must be listed in any publications and/or other representations of these data.

Acknowledgement of NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center's Cetacean Research Program, as the source from which these data were obtained, in any publications and/or other representations of these data is requested.

Metadata Access Constraints:

None

Metadata Use Constraints:

None

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 255928
Start Date: 2019
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://oceanwatch.pifsc.noaa.gov/xfer/PIFSC_PIRO_bulk_data_download_InPort_18141.tgz
Distributor: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC) (2019 - Present)
File Name: PSD_CRP_WinCruz_Sightings_2006_to_2018.csv
Description:

Details of cetacean sightings recorded during shipboard surveys within the Pacific Islands Region

File Date/Time: 2019-04-25 00:00:00
File Type: csv (comma-separated values)
Compression: Uncompressed

Data Quality

Representativeness:

Each record represents a group of cetacean species visually observed during a shipboard survey.

Accuracy:

Cetacean species are identified by experienced observers and when possible photos are collected and examined for species confirmation when needed.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

WinCruz files are checked in the field using a software program DAScheck as well as by the Chief Scientist. Errors are corrected and DAScheck is run again.

WinCruz sighting data are checked against visual sighting forms by the lead observer and the Chief Scientist.

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: Data hosting service is needed
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: 1 year
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

We are allotted 1 yr. from the time of data collection to that of dissemination.

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

Data are currently archived at the Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center.

Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 1wk-1mo
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

Data are backed up to multiple hard drives and are stored in secure locations.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

WinCruz sighting records are extracted from the WinCruz file. Additional data collected during the sighting is added to the WinCruz data and maintained in tabular form.

WinCruz writes data in the DAS format that can be read by a text editor (e.g. Microsoft Notepad). The output files are labeled DASxxxx.yzz and BAKxxxx.yzz, where xxxx is the time the program starts, y is the month in hex format, and zz is the day. The BAK file is the backup information of the events as they

happen, including any edits of previous forms. The DAS file contains all the corrected information. Typically there is one output file per day (unless the computer program is closed and reopened.

Acquisition Information

Instruments

Instrument 1

CC ID: 837049
Identifier: PSD-CRP-Lenovo
Instrument / Gear: Instrument
Instrument Type: Computer
Description:

Desktop computer on which WinCruz software is run.

Platforms

Platform 1

CC ID: 837050
Identifier: Oscar Elton Sette (SE)
Docucomp UUID: 7150f90a-b04f-49bc-9b63-b232e6bdba1b
Description:

TThe NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette is named for Dr. Oscar Elton Sette. Dr. Sette was a pioneer in the development of fisheries oceanography and according to many fisheries scientists, is the father of modern fisheries oceanography in the U.S. He is recognized both nationally and internationally for many significant contributions to marine fisheries research. Oscar Elton Sette replaces Townsend Cromwell. Oscar Elton Sette supports the scientific missions of NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service Pacific Islands Science Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. The ship normally operates throughout the central and western Pacific, and conducts fisheries assessment surveys, physical and chemical oceanography, marine mammal projects and coral reef research. It collects fish and crustacean specimens using bottom trawls, longlines, and fish traps. Plankton, fish larvae and eggs are also collected with plankton nets and surface and mid-water larval nets. The ship routinely conducts scuba diving missions for the Honolulu Laboratory. Ample deck space enables Oscar Elton Sette to carry a recompression chamber as an added safety margin for dive-intensive missions in remote regions. The ship is actively involved in NMFS Honolulu Coral Reef Restoration cruises, which concentrate scientific efforts on the removal, classification and density of marine debris and discarded commercial fishing gear from fragile coral reefs.

Mounted Instrument 1

Identifier: PSD-CRP-Lenovo

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Document (DOC) WinCruz Instructions
Entity (ENT) WinCruz Sighting Records

Related Items

Item Type Relationship Type Title
Entity (ENT) Cross Reference INPORT OBSOLETE ITEM----Shipboard Cetacean Surveys- Effort Summary
Entity (ENT) Cross Reference INPORT OBSOLETE ITEM---Shipboard Cetacean Surveys- Sightings
Data Set (DS) Cross Reference Shipboard Cetacean Surveys- Visual Surveys- Sighting Estimates

Group size estimates from the observers' sighting logs are entered into WinCruz by the Chief Scientist

Data Set (DS) Cross Reference Shipboard Cetacean Surveys- Visual Surveys- Sighting Forms

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 18141
Metadata Record Created By: Marie C Hill
Metadata Record Created: 2013-02-08 17:51+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2021-03-18 17:49+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2019-05-05
Owner Org: PIFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Next Review Date: 2020-05-05