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Title: NOAA_SEFSC_GoMMAPPS_GU1703_MMGroupSizes_20211115.csv
Short Name: Group Sizes
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2021-10
Abstract:

Group size estimations for marine mammal sightings;

Purpose:

Main goal is to provide values estimated by observers

Entity Information

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

Group size estimations for marine mammal sightings

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
sightingNumber numeric The numeric identifier to the cetacean sighting
100
scientificName character The full scientific name or lowest level taxonomic rank that could be determined for the sighting. See also dwc:scientificName
100
vernacularName character The common or vernacular name for the species or lowest level taxonomic rank that could be determined for the sighting.
100
recordedBy numeric Numeric code for each observer
100
observersCountsMin Numeric Value estimated by the observer to reflect the minimum number of animals in the sighting.
100
observersCountsBest Numeric Value estimated by the observer to reflect the most accurate number of animals in the sighting
100
observersCountsMax Numeric Value estimated by the observer to reflect the maximum number of animals in the sighting.
100
typeVLTS character One-character string to flag only the initial sighting records which can be used in density and abundance estimation. Opportunistic and subsequent sighting records can be included in the dataset, but these are easily identified from this term for exclusion from abundance and density modeling. The fixed vocabulary terms are: F = first observation sighting on transect, O = opportunistic sighting, S = subsequent sighting either on or off transect, Null = for position-only records or non-VLTS datasets.
100
platformVLTS character One-character string to flag survey platform type for visual line transect surveys. For aerial surveys: All records flagged “A” For boat-based surveys: All records flagged “B”.
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 The permit number which gives authority /permission for collection of the marine mammal data.
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: 1112372
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

sightingNumber

CC ID: 1112371
Seq. Order: 20
Data Storage Type: numeric
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The numeric identifier to the cetacean sighting

scientificName

CC ID: 1112370
Seq. Order: 30
Data Storage Type: character
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The full scientific name or lowest level taxonomic rank that could be determined for the sighting. See also dwc:scientificName

vernacularName

CC ID: 1112374
Seq. Order: 40
Data Storage Type: character
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The common or vernacular name for the species or lowest level taxonomic rank that could be determined for the sighting.

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

recordedBy

CC ID: 1112367
Seq. Order: 50
Data Storage Type: numeric
Max Length: 4
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Numeric code for each observer

observersCountsMin

CC ID: 1112363
Seq. Order: 60
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Max Length: 3
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Value estimated by the observer to reflect the minimum number of animals in the sighting.

observersCountsBest

CC ID: 1112361
Seq. Order: 65
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Max Length: 2
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Value estimated by the observer to reflect the most accurate number of animals in the sighting

observersCountsMax

CC ID: 1112362
Seq. Order: 70
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Max Length: 3
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Value estimated by the observer to reflect the maximum number of animals in the sighting.

Allowed Values:

typeVLTS

CC ID: 1112373
Seq. Order: 75
Data Storage Type: character
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

One-character string to flag only the initial sighting records which can be used in density and abundance estimation. Opportunistic and subsequent sighting records can be included in the dataset, but these are easily identified from this term for exclusion from abundance and density modeling. The fixed vocabulary terms are: F = first observation sighting on transect, O = opportunistic sighting, S = subsequent sighting either on or off transect, Null = for position-only records or non-VLTS datasets.

platformVLTS

CC ID: 1112366
Seq. Order: 85
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. For aerial surveys: All records flagged “A” For boat-based surveys: All records flagged “B”.

higherInstitutionCode

CC ID: 1112360
Seq. Order: 90
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: 1112364
Seq. Order: 110
Data Storage Type: Character
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The permit number which gives authority /permission for collection of the marine mammal data.

platformAttributes

CC ID: 1112365
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: 1112368
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: 1112369
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: 1112375
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: 1112376
Start Date: 2021
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0243654/1.1/data/0-data/NOAA_SEFSC_GoMMAPPS_GU1703_VisualSightingData/NOAA_SEFSC_GoMMAPPS_GU1703_VisualSightingData/NOAA_SEFSC_GoMMAPPS_GU1703_MMGroupSizes_20211115.csv
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD) (2021 - Present)
File Name: NOAA_SEFSC_GoMMAPPS_GU1703_MMGroupSizes_20211115.csv
Description:

https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/archive/arc0191/0243654/1.1/data/0-data/NOAA_SEFSC_GoMMAPPS_GU1703_VisualSightingData/NOAA_SEFSC_GoMMAPPS_GU1703_VisualSightingData/NOAA_SEFSC_GoMMAPPS_GU1703_MMGroupSizes_20211115.csv

File Date/Time: 2021-11-15 13:43:00
File Type: .csv
File Size: 135K
Compression: Uncompressed
Review Status: Chked Viruses Inapp Content

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 65999
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:65999
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2021-12-19 11:36+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-09-23 10:52+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2022-09-23
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2021-12-19
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-12-19