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 pilot study follows the movements of 6 derelict fishing nets over time to study how far derelict nets can travel within an atoll, and how long they remain stationary. Six floating derelict fishing nets were located and tagged with satellite buoys in Pearl and Hermes Atoll in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands during a marine debris removal mission in 2018. Locations of the 6 nets were transmitted every four hours from 09-30-2018 until the buoys broke free or stopped transmitting due to technical reasons. Last known stationary locations were surveyed on a return mission in September of 2021, and 4 of the 6 nets were relocated.
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.
Geographic extent of tagged derelict fishing nets
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):
Data were downloaded using ELB 3010 Manager software. Locations were imported into csv file, symbols in coordinates were replaced in excel, then the files were loaded into the software program R. In R, date and time were separated and formatted to have consistent formats, and coordinates were converted to decimal degrees. Several points of bogus transmissions were removed, and all files were combined into one (raw data is one file for each buoy for each month).
- Download data Open ELB3010 Manager Software OLD SOFTWARE VERSION: Right click on the map and minimize to bring the dashboard into view Open buoy log (T:\MarineDebris\MD Operations\NWHI\2018\Data\Spatial\Satlink\Positions) to see which ones are still active. Find the last timestamp for each buoy Example: stored time column: 21/11/18 16:45:15 In ELB manager, click on the red checkmark icon with the “I” on it. A window will open to show the last positions. Show Last 400 should be sufficient. Next to the filter name button, select the buoys one at a time, click Update (in the top right corner) and select the records since the last download. Record the latest date/time stamp in the log sheet. Once they are highlighted, right click and select Export… Navigate to the Positions/workspace folder and create a folder with today’s date. Save the file with the default name, but add an underscore and the last 2 digits in the buoy ID number (ex: Export1812102007_00) NEW SOFTWARE VERSION: In ELB manager, the three buoys should show up in a list on the left half of the screen. Right click and select ‘Export’ from the menu. In the pop up window, apply the filter ‘Last days’ and select something reasonable according to the last download in the buoy log. Save the file with the default name here: T:\MarineDebris\MD Operations\NWHI\2018\Data\Spatial\Satlink\Positions\workspace\raw_data Click Export to file, Accept, and close the window. Repeat for each buoy.
- Convert text files to csv Individual values are separated by semicolons, not commas, like excel is expecting. Change that in notepad. Open notepad, and open each csv file (to locate, navigate to folder and select ‘all files’ for type. Create a new first line and type: sep=; Save file, open next file, and do the same thing
- Convert coordinates from degrees decimal minutes to decimal degrees and exclude extra information Navigate to the raw data folder and open the csv files in excel and convert symbols to readable characters for R (may help to sort files by date modified) Highlight the latitude and longitude columns and select the ‘find and replace’ tool - replace ‘Â°’ with ‘/’ - replace ‘' ’ with ‘/’ (make sure to include a space after ' ) - replace ‘,’ with ‘.’ Save file here: T:\MarineDebris\MD Operations\NWHI\2018\Data\Spatial\Satlink\Positions\workspace\excel_replace_values_clean_data\2021 Save with default name, and add ‘_replace’ to the end of the file name For R script: Navigate here: T:\MarineDebris\MD Operations\NWHI\2018\Data\Spatial\Satlink\Positions\R code and open 1_format_lat_long_date_time_from_raw R code converts coordinates to decimal degrees and converts date and time into a readable format for calculating summaries. All raw files are combined into one csv file.
(describe or provide URL of description):
Locations were mapped in ArcGIS 10.6.1 software to estimate accuracy
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.
(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.
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.
Data can be accessed online via the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) Ocean Archive.
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
NOAA IRC and NOAA Fisheries ITS resources and assets.
9. Additional Line Office or Staff Office Questions
Line and Staff Offices may extend this template by inserting additional questions in this section.