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
This data set contains sensitive biological resource data for seals, whales, porpoises, dolphins, sea otters, and sea lions for the Outer Coast of Washington and Oregon. Vector polygons in this data set represent marine mammal distributions, concentration areas, migratory routes, haul-out sites, and rookeries. Species specific abundance, seasonality, status, life history, and source information are stored in relational data tables (described below) designed to be used in conjunction with this spatial data layer. This data set comprises a portion of the ESI data for Outer Coast of Washington and Oregon. ESI data characterize the marine and coastal environments and wildlife by their sensitivity to spilled oil. The ESI data include information for three main components: shoreline habitats, sensitive biological resources, and human-use resources.
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.
This reflects the extent of all land and water features included in the overall Outer Coast of Washington and Oregon ESI study region. The bounding box for this particular feature class may vary depending on occurrences identified and mapped.
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.
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Three main sources of data were used to depict marine mammal distribution and seasonality for this data layer: 1) personal interviews with resource experts from: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), Cascadia Research Group, NOAA NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) and Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and Crescent Coastal Research; 2) digital data provided by: ODFW, WDFW, USFWS, Cascadia Research Group, NOAA NMFS SWFSC; and 3) hardcopy maps and reports provided by Cascadia Research Group and NOAA NMFS.
- 2015-10-01 00:00:00 - Pinnipeds: Seal (harbor and northern elephant) and sea lion (California and Steller) haulout sites and rookeries were provided by ODFW and WDFW. ODFW provided lines that were converted by hand into polygons roughly the size and shape of the offshore islands, shoreline segments, or other feature(s) the lines represented. WDFW provided polygons for haulouts and rookeries that were used as is. Tabular information on species composition and haulout/rookery size was provided by ODFW (mostly 2011 data) and WDFW (1998-2013 data, range of counts); seasonality was provided by resource experts. Cetaceans (whales, porpoises, and dolphins): Various data sets and expert opinions contributed to the mapping of cetaceans in this atlas. NOAA NMFS provided general distribution and seasonality information for most species mapped. Detailed information on Biologically Important Areas (BIAs), high feeding areas, and migratory corridors, was provided by Cascadia Research Group for several species (e.g., gray whale, humpback whale). Sea otters: WDFW and USFWS provided polygonal shapefiles of 'sea otter summer concentration areas' and the species' geographic range for the Outer Washington Coast. Harbor porpoise: Spatial data sets detailing the relative abundance (high, medium, or low) of harbor porpoise in two survey zones: 0-3 miles from shore and the waters of the entire AOI, were provided by Crescent Coastal Research/ODFW and NOAA/NMFS, respectively. The NOAA/NMFS data set was based on aerial line-transect surveys from 2002-2003 and was corrected for level of effort. The Crescent Coastal Research/ODFW data was based on small boat surveys and occurred from 1992-1995 and 2000-2010; this data was not corrected for level of effort.
- 2015-10-01 00:00:00 - The above digital and/or hardcopy sources were compiled by the project biologist to create the M_MAMMAL data layer. Depending on the type of source data, three general approaches are used for compiling the data layer: 1) information gathered during initial interviews and from hardcopy sources are compiled onto U.S. Geological Survey 1:24,000 topographic quadrangles and digitized; 2) hardcopy maps are digitized at their source scale; 3) digital data layers are evaluated and used "as is" or integrated with the hardcopy data sources. See the Lineage section for additional information on the type of source data for this data layer. The ESI, biology, and human-use data are compiled into the standard ESI digital data format. A second set of interviews with participating resource experts are conducted to review the compiled data. If necessary, edits to the M_MAMMAL data layer are made based on the recommendations of the resource experts, and final hardcopy maps and digital data are created.
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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)
- 4.1. Have resources for management of these data been identified?
- 4.2. Approximate percentage of the budget for these data devoted to data management
- 5.2. Quality control procedures employed
- 7.1. Do these data comply with the Data Access directive?
- 7.1.1. If data are not available or has limitations, has a Waiver been filed?
- 7.1.2. If there are limitations to data access, describe how data are protected
- 7.4. Approximate delay between data collection and dissemination
- 8.1. Actual or planned long-term data archive location
- 8.3. Approximate delay between data collection and submission to an archive facility
- 8.4. How will the data be protected from accidental or malicious modification or deletion prior to receipt by the archive?
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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.
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 accessed by downloading the zipped ArcGIS geodatabase from the Download URL (see Distribution Information). Questions can be directed to the ESI Program Manager (Point Of Contact).
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
9. Additional Line Office or Staff Office Questions
Line and Staff Offices may extend this template by inserting additional questions in this section.