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Alaska Fisheries Science Center, 2024: AFSC/ABL: The Gulf of Alaska Survey, 2010 to 2017,

Item Identification

Title: AFSC/ABL: The Gulf of Alaska Survey, 2010 to 2017
Short Name: AFSC/ABL: The Gulf of Alaska Survey, 2010 to 2017
Status: In Work

The scientific objective of the Gulf of Alaska Survey (GOA Survey) is to assess Young of the Year (YOY) groundfish, salmon, plankton, and oceanographic conditions across the coastal, shelf, slope, and offshore waters of the GOA and to provide information on species distribution, ecosystem structure, and marine productivity in response to changes in season, region, and climate. Specific objectives are to 1) observe epi-pelagic fish communities by sampling with a rope trawl towed at the surface; 2) collect electronic oceanographic data including CTD (Conductivity-temperature-depth) vertical profiles of temperature, salinity, light transmission, chlorophyll a fluorescence, and photosynthetic available radiation (PAR); and 3) collect biological oceanographic samples (zooplankton and water) by oblique bongo tows and water sampling.


This database contains the survey data for the GOA Survey from 2010 to 2014.


Loaded by FGDC Metadata Uploader, batch 7220, 10-07-2015 18:13


Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
ISO 19115 Topic Category
None Ecosystem monitoring
None fisheries
None forage fish
None ground fish
None oceanography
None salmon

Spatial Keywords

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

Physical Location

Organization: Alaska Fisheries Science Center
City: Juneau
State/Province: AK
Country: USA

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: Database
Maintenance Frequency: Annually
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. NPRB: No warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the accuracy utility of the data, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. This disclaimer applies both to individual use of the data and aggregate use with other data. It is strongly recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of the metadata file associated with the data. The NPRB shall not be held liable for improper or incorrect use of the data described or contained herein.

Data Set Credit: North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 230365
Date Effective From: 2015-10-01
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Moss, Jamal
Email Address:


CC ID: 230143
Date Effective From: 2015-10-07
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Moss, Jamal
Email Address:

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 230141
Date Effective From: 2015-10-07
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): MC, Metadata Coordinators
Email Address:


CC ID: 753445
Date Effective From: 2018-05-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Strasberger, Wes
Email Address:


CC ID: 753446
Date Effective From: 2018-05-09
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Gann, Jeanette
Email Address:


CC ID: 230145
Date Effective From: 2015-10-07
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Moss, Jamal
Email Address:


CC ID: 230144
Date Effective From: 2015-10-07
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Farley, Ed
Email Address:
Phone: 907-789-6085

Point of Contact

CC ID: 230142
Date Effective From: 2015-10-07
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Moss, Jamal
Email Address:


Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 230140
W° Bound: -153.52
E° Bound: -134.62
N° Bound: 59.83
S° Bound: 55.69

Alaska, Gulf of Alaska

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 230139
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2010
End: 2017

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. The data set is still being analyzed and will not be available for distribution until it has been finalized and all QA/QC practices have been performed. Contact the Data Point of Contact for estimated time of release.

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: 233608
Download URL:

NCEI to be determined

Note: Dataset migrated by Dan Woodrich (AFSC data management coordinator) on 12/15/2021. Contact:

Distribution 2

CC ID: 753497
Start Date: 2018-05-09
End Date: Present
Download URL:

This dataset can be visualized through the Alaska Ocean Observing System (AOOS).

Technical Environment


Microsoft Access Database

Data Quality

Completeness Report:


Conceptual Consistency:

Length and weight of fish was graphed to identify errors. All data entry was proofed after entry.

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: 365
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: Other
If World Data Center or Other, Specify: Socrata
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.


Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 230150

Full methodology is available from the point of contact.

Child Items

Rubric scores updated every 15m

Rubric Score Type Title
Entity Catch
Entity Codes Length
Entity Codes Life hisotry
Entity Codes Salmon Maturity
Entity Codes Weight
Entity Event
Entity Fish
Entity MasterStationList
Entity Region
Entity Season
Entity Species
Entity TrawlGear
Entity TrawlMethod
Entity Vessel

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 27762
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:27762
Metadata Record Created By: Emily A Fergusson
Metadata Record Created: 2015-10-07 18:12+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-05-30 18:10+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-08-01
Owner Org: AFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2018-08-01
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-08-01