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 migration and movement patterns of male California sea lions (Zalophus californianus) were investigated to determine the timing and distance of the migration. Adult male sea lions were instrumented with satellite-linked instruments in Puget Sound, Washington, before the southbound migration between 1995 and 2000. This dataset contains the ARGOS location data from the instrumented animals that subsequently was analyzed by the California Current Ecosystem Program (AFSC/NOAA).
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.
Puget Sound, Strait of Juan de Fuca, and Pacific Ocean. California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia, BC, Canada
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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Adult male California sea lions were captured on floating haul-out traps at Shilshole Bay near Seattle, Washington (47°40.80 N, 122° 24.66 W). After sea lions were captured, they were moved from the trap platform onto a 10 × 3 m barge where they were sorted into one of two transfer cages for handling. Sea lions were weighed, measured, and hot iron branded on the dorsal rump area with unique numbers. Sea lions also were tagged on each foreflipper with numbered plastic tags (All flex USA Inc., Dallas, TX). The combination of the brand and flipper tags made individuals readily identifiable when resighted. Satellite instruments were deployed on nine adult male California sea lions from 1995 to 2000 between March and June before the onset of the southbound migration. Seven of the instruments were satellite-linked time depth recorders (SLTDRs) and two were SPOT tags (Wildlife Computers, Bellevue, WA) which provided only position data. The satellite instruments were set in an epoxy resin mold and glued to the dorsal pelage of each sea lion using 5-minute epoxy. A VHF radio tag was attached alongside the satellite housing unit to assist in locating animals and recovering instruments at a later date. The satellite instruments were programmed to transmit location data twice daily, 0200 to 0500 hours and from 1100 to 1400 h. The instruments also were programmed to record wet or dry status used to determine if the animal was on-land and at-sea for each position. Location data obtained from satellites were summarized by the Service ARGOS (Landover, Maryland, USA) (Service ARGOS 1996). A quality code is assigned to each location based upon the estimated accuracy of the location relative to the true position of the animal. Locations were classified as Z, B, A, 0, 1, 2, 3, indicating poor to good quality locations. The potential error of a location was 150 m for quality level 3 locations, 350 m for quality level 2 locations, and 1,000 m for quality level 1 locations. The potential error for quality levels 0, A, B, and Z was not estimated by Service ARGOS. All quality level Z locations were discarded before analysis. Each location was then inspected to determine if it should be retained for the analysis. The locations were considered on a point-to-point basis using a maximum swim speed of 3 m/s (Feldkamp et al. 1989, Ponganis et al. 1990) and the elapsed time between consecutive locations to determine whether the location was within the swimming capabilities of the animal. Locations were discarded if the distance between the two points was greater than the possible travel speed of the animal. To minimize dependence among locations, only one location was selected for each day for each sea lion. When more than one location was obtained for the same day, the location with the best quality was used in the analysis. If multiple locations on the same day had the same quality, a single location was randomly chosen. Dataset reflects spatial information of instrumented male California sea lions throughout their migrations.
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Data at capture (including morphometric information) were transcribed in datasheets/books while in the field. At the end of the day, data were entered into the database. Information in each field were cross checked with the original datasheet for errors, duplicates, and misspellings.
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.
- 7.2. Name of organization of facility providing data access
- 7.3. Data access methods or services offered
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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 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.
Marine Mammal Laboratory
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.