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Title: NOAA_SEFSC_GoMMAPPS_GU1801_EffortPoints_20211001.csv
Short Name: Effort Points
Status: Completed
Abstract:

Describes characteristics of when observations are attempted.

Purpose:

To describe the effort made to observe the marine mammals.

Entity Information

Entity Type: Data Table
Active Version?: Yes
Description:

Effort Table

Data Attributes

Attribute Summary

Rubric Score Primary Key? Name Type Description
100
surveyEventID Character Unique identifier to a survey (vessel or aircraft based) event. For vessel survey: composed of the vessel's acronym followed by a 2-digit survey year and a 2-digit consecutive mission-number on that vessel (a.k.a cruise code). Cruise name / Cruise Number
100
eventID numeric Unique numeric identifier for each survey effort point recorded at regular time intervals. For vessel surveys: approximately every 30 seconds. For aerial surveys: approximately every 10 seconds. This is the indexing number that allows each marine mammal sighting, non-mammal occurence and cue to be linked to the effort points. See also dwc:eventID
100
time time Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) date-time during data recording.
100
eventdate time Local date-time during data recording.
100
platformLatitude Numeric The latitude of the platform at the moment of data recording.
100
platformLongitude Numeric The longitude of the platform at the moment of data recording
100
platformspeed numeric Speed of the platform (vessel or aircraft) over ground (SOG) at the time of data recording.
100
platformheading Numeric Platform direction of travel in true bearing in degrees.
100
onEffort1 character Effort status designating if observers were on effort (e.g. observers actively scanning for marine mammals through the big eye binoculars with the vessel steadily cruising on the trackline) or off effort (e.g. observers searching naked eyed, whenever the ship was maneuvering and turning .
100
observerLeft1 Numeric Numeric codes for observers (as in recordedBy) according to observationLocationPosition (For vessel survey: Left, Center, Right) and observationLocation (1=vessel's Flying Bridge, 2=vessel's Bridge Wing (a.k.a. bridge deck)).
100
observerCenter1 Numeric Numeric codes for observers (as in recordedBy) according to observationLocationPosition (For vessel survey: Left, Center, Right) and observationLocation (1=vessel's Flying Bridge, 2=vessel's Bridge Wing (a.k.a. bridge deck)). Center position also reflects the data recorder. If applicable.
100
observerRight1 numeric Numeric codes for observers (as in recordedBy) according to observationLocationPosition (For vessel survey: Left, Center, Right) and observationLocation (1=vessel's Flying Bridge, 2=vessel's Bridge Wing (a.k.a. bridge deck)).
100
onEffort2 character Effort status designating if observers were on effort (e.g. observers actively scanning for marine mammals through the big eye binoculars with the vessel steadily cruising on the trackline) or off effort (e.g. observers searching naked eyed, whenever the ship was maneuvering and turning .
100
observerLeft2 Numeric Numeric codes for observers (as in recordedBy) according to observationLocationPosition (For vessel survey: Left, Center, Right) and observationLocation (1=vessel's Flying Bridge, 2=vessel's Bridge Wing (a.k.a. bridge deck)).
100
observerCenter2 Numeric Numeric codes for observers (as in recordedBy) according to observationLocationPosition (For vessel survey: Left, Center, Right) and observationLocation (1=vessel's Flying Bridge, 2=vessel's Bridge Wing (a.k.a. bridge deck)). Center position also reflects the data recorder. If applicable.
100
observerRight2 character Numeric codes for observers (as in recordedBy) according to observationLocationPosition (For vessel survey: Left, Center, Right) and observationLocation (1=vessel's Flying Bridge, 2=vessel's Bridge Wing (a.k.a. bridge deck)).
100
Trackline Numeric Unique identifier for the trackline. The trackline is defined as the line of travel that the platform is actually doing, which may not necessarily be the proposed line that was in the original design.Trackline numbers are unique for each survey day.
100
beaufortSeaState Numeric Number corresponding to Beaufort sea state (scale 0 to 12) to describe sea conditions. Please see https://www.weather.gov/pqr/beaufort
100
samplingConditionsVisibility character Overall and cumulative assessment of likelihood of detecting a sighting based on all environmental paramet
100
samplingConditionsWeather character Absence or presence of precipitation.
100
samplingConditionsGlare Character Presence of glare, evaluated as the percentage obstruction of the visual field (180 degrees).
100
samplingConditionsGlareIntensity character Degree of impairment from glare on the ability to detect sightings.
100
samplingConditionsConditions character Overall and cumulative assessment of likelihood of detecting a sighting based on all environmental parameters. See also MBGVLTS:samplingConditions. See also MBG:samplingConditions.
100
samplingConditionsCloudCover character samplingConditionsCloudCover
100
samplingConditionsSwellHeight Numeric Estimate of ocean swell height
100
platformVLTS character One-character string to flag survey platform type for visual line transect surveys.
100
geodeticDatum character The ellipsoid, geodetic datum, or spatial reference system (SRS) upon which the geographic coordinates given in decimal Latitude and decimal Longitude as based.
100
higherInstitutionCode Character Institution codes, in the form of abbreviated institution names, separated by semicolons, that define the hierarchy of institutions within which the data originator operates. Includes the originating institution as the lowest level (rightmost) code.
100
permitNumber character Research permit number issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to the Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) for research activities on marine mammals.
100
platformAttributes character Model, name and/or other proper characteristics of the platform where the survey was conducted. For vessel: e.g. NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter, NOAA Ship Pisces. For aerial survey: e.g. NOAA De Havilland DHC-6-300 Twin Otter.
100
relatedProjectProgram character Official project and/or program under which the survey was conducted (e.g. AMAPPS, GoMMAPPS). If applicable.
100
samplingProtocol character The names of, references to, or descriptions of the methods or protocols used during an Event. Public URL to survey and/or cruise reports if available.

Attribute Details

surveyEventID

CC ID: 1089990
Seq. Order: 10
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 6
Min Length: 6
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Unique identifier to a survey (vessel or aircraft based) event. For vessel survey: composed of the vessel's acronym followed by a 2-digit survey year and a 2-digit consecutive mission-number on that vessel (a.k.a cruise code).

Cruise name / Cruise Number

Derivation:

Made up of a combination of

a two character Boat Abbreviation : GU = Gordon Gunther

a two digit year: 18 for 2018

a two digit cruise number: 01 for first cruise of the year

eventID

CC ID: 1089972
Seq. Order: 15
Data Storage Type: numeric
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Unique numeric identifier for each survey effort point recorded at regular time intervals. For vessel surveys: approximately every 30 seconds. For aerial surveys: approximately every 10 seconds. This is the indexing number that allows each marine mammal sighting, non-mammal occurence and cue to be linked to the effort points. See also dwc:eventID

time

CC ID: 1089991
Seq. Order: 20
Data Storage Type: time
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) date-time during data recording.

Format Mask: YYYY-MM-DDHH24:MN:SS

eventdate

CC ID: 1089973
Seq. Order: 24
Data Storage Type: time
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Local date-time during data recording.

Format Mask: YYYY-MM-DDHH24:MN:SS

platformLatitude

CC ID: 1089982
Seq. Order: 28
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The latitude of the platform at the moment of data recording.

Unit of Measure: degrees latitude

platformLongitude

CC ID: 1089983
Seq. Order: 32
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The longitude of the platform at the moment of data recording

Unit of Measure: Degrees Longitude

platformspeed

CC ID: 1089989
Seq. Order: 40
Data Storage Type: numeric
Max Length: 4
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Speed of the platform (vessel or aircraft) over ground (SOG) at the time of data recording.

Unit of Measure: knots

platformheading

CC ID: 1089979
Seq. Order: 50
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Max Length: 1
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Platform direction of travel in true bearing in degrees.

onEffort1

CC ID: 1089980
Seq. Order: 80
Data Storage Type: character
Max Length: 1
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Effort status designating if observers were on effort (e.g. observers actively scanning for marine mammals through the big eye binoculars with the vessel steadily cruising on the trackline) or off effort (e.g. observers searching naked eyed, whenever the ship was maneuvering and turning .

Allowed Values: Y = Yes N = No

observerLeft1

CC ID: 1089976
Seq. Order: 90
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Max Length: 2
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Numeric codes for observers (as in recordedBy) according to observationLocationPosition (For vessel survey: Left, Center, Right) and observationLocation (1=vessel's Flying Bridge, 2=vessel's Bridge Wing (a.k.a. bridge deck)).

observerCenter1

CC ID: 1089977
Seq. Order: 100
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Max Length: 2
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Numeric codes for observers (as in recordedBy) according to observationLocationPosition (For vessel survey: Left, Center, Right) and observationLocation (1=vessel's Flying Bridge, 2=vessel's Bridge Wing (a.k.a. bridge deck)). Center position also reflects the data recorder. If applicable.

observerRight1

CC ID: 1089969
Seq. Order: 110
Data Storage Type: numeric
Max Length: 2
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Numeric codes for observers (as in recordedBy) according to observationLocationPosition (For vessel survey: Left, Center, Right) and observationLocation (1=vessel's Flying Bridge, 2=vessel's Bridge Wing (a.k.a. bridge deck)).

onEffort2

CC ID: 1089971
Seq. Order: 115
Data Storage Type: character
Max Length: 1
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Effort status designating if observers were on effort (e.g. observers actively scanning for marine mammals through the big eye binoculars with the vessel steadily cruising on the trackline) or off effort (e.g. observers searching naked eyed, whenever the ship was maneuvering and turning .

Allowed Values: Y N

observerLeft2

CC ID: 1089967
Seq. Order: 130
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Numeric codes for observers (as in recordedBy) according to observationLocationPosition (For vessel survey: Left, Center, Right) and observationLocation (1=vessel's Flying Bridge, 2=vessel's Bridge Wing (a.k.a. bridge deck)).

Null Value: NA
Null Value Meaning:

Not Applicable

observerCenter2

CC ID: 1090229
Seq. Order: 135
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Max Length: 2
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Numeric codes for observers (as in recordedBy) according to observationLocationPosition (For vessel survey: Left, Center, Right) and observationLocation (1=vessel's Flying Bridge, 2=vessel's Bridge Wing (a.k.a. bridge deck)). Center position also reflects the data recorder. If applicable.

Null Value: NA
Null Value Meaning:

NA = Not Applicable

observerRight2

CC ID: 1089968
Seq. Order: 140
Data Storage Type: character
Max Length: 2
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Numeric codes for observers (as in recordedBy) according to observationLocationPosition (For vessel survey: Left, Center, Right) and observationLocation (1=vessel's Flying Bridge, 2=vessel's Bridge Wing (a.k.a. bridge deck)).

Null Value: NA
Null Value Meaning:

Not Applicable

Trackline

CC ID: 1090230
Seq. Order: 145
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Max Length: 2
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Unique identifier for the trackline. The trackline is defined as the line of travel that the platform is actually doing, which may not necessarily be the proposed line that was in the original design.Trackline numbers are unique for each survey day.

beaufortSeaState

CC ID: 1089988
Seq. Order: 150
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Number corresponding to Beaufort sea state (scale 0 to 12) to describe sea conditions. Please see https://www.weather.gov/pqr/beaufort

Allowed Values: 0=Calm, mirror like seas; 1=Waves <1ft, rippled surface; 2=Small wavelets (<2 ft), no white caps; 3=Large wavelets (<3ft), scattered white caps; 4=Swell 3-4 ft, numerous white caps, 5=Swell >5 ft, many white caps, some spray; 6= Swell >10 ft, white caps everywhere, spray [Vessel is not out if Beaufort scale > 6)

samplingConditionsVisibility

CC ID: 1089970
Seq. Order: 160
Data Storage Type: character
Max Length: 1
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Overall and cumulative assessment of likelihood of detecting a sighting based on all environmental paramet

Allowed Values: 0=Poor, 1=Fair, 2=Moderate, 3=Good, 4=Excellent

samplingConditionsWeather

CC ID: 1090231
Seq. Order: 165
Data Storage Type: character
Max Length: 1
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Absence or presence of precipitation.

Allowed Values: 0=Clear, 1=Mist, 2=Light Rain, 3=Heavy Rain

samplingConditionsGlare

CC ID: 1090232
Seq. Order: 175
Data Storage Type: Character
Max Length: 1
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Presence of glare, evaluated as the percentage obstruction of the visual field (180 degrees).

Allowed Values: 0=No Glare, 1=<10% obstruction of visual field, 2=10-25%, 3=26-50%, 4=51-75%, 5=>75%

samplingConditionsGlareIntensity

CC ID: 1090233
Seq. Order: 180
Data Storage Type: character
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Degree of impairment from glare on the ability to detect sightings.

Allowed Values: 0=No Impairment, 1=Slight Impairment, 2=Moderate Impairment, 3=Severe Impairment

samplingConditionsConditions

CC ID: 1090234
Seq. Order: 185
Data Storage Type: character
Max Length: 1
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Overall and cumulative assessment of likelihood of detecting a sighting based on all environmental parameters. See also MBGVLTS:samplingConditions. See also MBG:samplingConditions.

Allowed Values: 0=Poor, 1=Fair, 2=Moderate, 3=Good, 4=Excellent

samplingConditionsCloudCover

CC ID: 1090235
Seq. Order: 190
Data Storage Type: character
Max Length: 1
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

samplingConditionsCloudCover

Allowed Values: 0=Clear, 1=0-25% Cloudy, 2=26-50% Cloudy, 3=51-75% Cloudy, 4=76-100% Cloudy, 5=Overcast

samplingConditionsSwellHeight

CC ID: 1090236
Seq. Order: 195
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Max Length: 1
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Estimate of ocean swell height

Unit of Measure: feet

platformVLTS

CC ID: 1089984
Seq. Order: 210
Data Storage Type: character
Max Length: 1
Min Length: 1
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

One-character string to flag survey platform type for visual line transect surveys.

Allowed Values: A = aerial surveys B = boat-based surveys

geodeticDatum

CC ID: 1089974
Seq. Order: 220
Data Storage Type: character
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The ellipsoid, geodetic datum, or spatial reference system (SRS) upon which the geographic coordinates given in decimal Latitude and decimal Longitude as based.

higherInstitutionCode

CC ID: 1089975
Seq. Order: 230
Data Storage Type: Character
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Institution codes, in the form of abbreviated institution names, separated by semicolons, that define the hierarchy of institutions within which the data originator operates. Includes the originating institution as the lowest level (rightmost) code.

permitNumber

CC ID: 1089992
Seq. Order: 235
Data Storage Type: character
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Research permit number issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to the Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC) for research activities on marine mammals.

platformAttributes

CC ID: 1089981
Seq. Order: 240
Data Storage Type: character
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Model, name and/or other proper characteristics of the platform where the survey was conducted. For vessel: e.g. NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter, NOAA Ship Pisces. For aerial survey: e.g. NOAA De Havilland DHC-6-300 Twin Otter.

relatedProjectProgram

CC ID: 1089985
Seq. Order: 250
Data Storage Type: character
Max Length: 100
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Official project and/or program under which the survey was conducted (e.g. AMAPPS, GoMMAPPS). If applicable.

samplingProtocol

CC ID: 1089987
Seq. Order: 270
Data Storage Type: character
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The names of, references to, or descriptions of the methods or protocols used during an Event. Public URL to survey and/or cruise reports if available.

Support Roles

Distributor

CC ID: 1089993
Date Effective From: 2021
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD)
Address: NOAA/NESDIS E/OC SSMC3, 4th Floor, 1351 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
Phone: (301) 713-3277

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 1089994
Start Date: 2021
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0241032/1.1/data/0-data/NOAA_SEFSC_GoMMAPPS_GU1801_NCEI_DataPackage/NOAA_SEFSC_GoMMAPPS_GU1801_VisualSightingData/NOAA_SEFSC_GoMMAPPS_GU1801_EffortPoints_20211001.csv
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD) (2021 - Present)
File Name: NOAA_SEFSC_GoMMAPPS_GU1801_EffortPoints_20211001.csv
Description:

Effort table

https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/archive/arc0188/0241032/1.1/data/0-data/NOAA_SEFSC_GoMMAPPS_GU1801_NCEI_DataPackage/NOAA_SEFSC_GoMMAPPS_GU1801_VisualSightingData/NOAA_SEFSC_GoMMAPPS_GU1801_EffortPoints_20211001.csv

File Date/Time: 2021-10-01 18:01:00
File Type: .csv
File Size: 14M
Compression: Uncompressed
Review Status: Chked Viruses Inapp Content

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 65576
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:65576
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2021-10-07 23:08+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-09-23 10:55+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2022-09-23
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2021-11-03
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-11-03