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Title: NOAA_SEFSC_GoMMAPPS_TO18Fa_T1_NonMammals_20211118
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2021-12
Abstract:

Non-mammal (cetacean) opportunistic occurrences (ex. Sea turtles, rays, sharks) with calculated perpendicular distances collected by the forward team (T1):

Purpose:

non-marine mammal occurrences collected by the forward team (T1). Main goal is to provide occurrences attributes, location, and distance from platform

Supplemental Information:

Non-mammal occurrences (e.g. sea turtles, fish) matched between teams can be cross-referenced via the matchedOccurrenceID. Matches are based on the following criteria: time between occurrences was < 15 seconds, occurrences were seen on the same side of the plane (when known), angle differed <= 15 degrees, and individualCount was equal. If present, other types of non-mammal occurrences are recorded opportunistically and not matched across teams.

Entity Information

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

Non-mammal (cetacean) opportunistic occurrences (ex. Sea turtles, rays, sharks) with calculated perpendicular distances for the forward team (T1):

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
Primary Key occurrenceID numeric The unique identifier for the Occurrence (non-marine mammal sighting).
100
matchedOccurrenceID Numeric The unique identifier assigned to the matched Occurrence (non-marine mammal sighting) from the other survey team. Sightings were matched if time between sightings was < 15 seconds, if seen on same side of plane (when known), if SightingAngle differed <= 15 degrees, and individualCount was equal.
100
occurrenceAttributes character A list (concatenated and separated) indicating the type and description of the Occurrence (non-marine mammal sighting). Usually this is a description of an organism, but need not be so
100
observationLocation character Description of where on the vessel the observer was located when the animal was first detected. For vessel survey:
100
onEffort 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 onto a new trackline, if other operations were taking place, during bad weather and whenever observers were not actively searching for cetaceans through the big eyes) at the moment of data recording. Y=Yes (on effort), N=No (off effort). For vessel survey: #1=vessel's Flying Bridge, #2=vessel's Bridge Wing (a.k.a. bridge deck).
100
verticalAngle Numeric Angle from the plane to the sighting measured with a digital inclinometer.
100
verticalIncrement Character Interval for the sighting based on markings on the belly port splitting the window into sections with numbers from 1 to 4 and letters to designate the left (L) or right (R) side in relation to the plane, with 1 being closest to the center of the window, i.e., closest to the trackline. Observers record the section of the window when the sighting is directly under the aircraft.
100
sightingDistanceInMeters Numeric Radial distance calculated based on the distance reading (reticle or meters) and the observationHeight (Lerczak and Hobbs, 1998. Calculating sighting distances from angular readings during shipboard, aerial, and shore-based marine mammal surveys. Marine Mammal Science, Vol. 14(3):590-599)
100
observationHeight numeric Height in meters of each observationLocation (for vessel survey: flying bridge or bridge wing) from the water surface to the big eyes binoculars at an average's adult height. Measurement is specific to each platform (vessel).
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
Behavior character The behavior shown by the subject at the time the sighting was recorded.
100
individualCount Numeric The number of individuals present at the time of the Occurrence (non-marine mammal 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
eventdate time Local date-time during data recording.
100
eventDateTimeZone Numeric Number Of Hours From Greenwich meantime
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
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
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.

Attribute Details

surveyEventID

CC ID: 1118905
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: 1118888
Seq. Order: 20
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

occurrenceID

CC ID: 1118897
Seq. Order: 50
Data Storage Type: numeric
Max Length: 4
Required: Yes
Primary Key: Yes
Status: Active
Description:

The unique identifier for the Occurrence (non-marine mammal sighting).

matchedOccurrenceID

CC ID: 1118893
Seq. Order: 55
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Max Length: 6
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The unique identifier assigned to the matched Occurrence (non-marine mammal sighting) from the other survey team. Sightings were matched if time between sightings was < 15 seconds, if seen on same side of plane (when known), if SightingAngle differed <= 15 degrees, and individualCount was equal.

Null Value: N/A
Null Value Meaning:

The animal was seen by one of the two people. but not both

occurrenceAttributes

CC ID: 1118896
Seq. Order: 60
Data Storage Type: character
Max Length: 80
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

A list (concatenated and separated) indicating the type and description of the Occurrence (non-marine mammal sighting).

Usually this is a description of an organism, but need not be so

observationLocation

CC ID: 1118895
Seq. Order: 70
Data Storage Type: character
Max Length: 1
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Description of where on the vessel the observer was located when the animal was first detected. For vessel survey:

Allowed Values: 1=vessel's Flying Bridge (FB), 2=vessel's Bridge Wing (BW) (a.k.a. bridge deck).

onEffort

CC ID: 1118898
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 onto a new trackline, if other operations were taking place, during bad weather and whenever observers were not actively searching for cetaceans through the big eyes) at the moment of data recording. Y=Yes (on effort), N=No (off effort). For vessel survey: #1=vessel's Flying Bridge, #2=vessel's Bridge Wing (a.k.a. bridge deck).

Allowed Values: Y,N

verticalAngle

CC ID: 1118907
Seq. Order: 105
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Max Length: 3
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Angle from the plane to the sighting measured with a digital inclinometer.

Null Value: NA
Null Value Meaning:

Not Available

verticalIncrement

CC ID: 1118908
Seq. Order: 107
Data Storage Type: Character
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Interval for the sighting based on markings on the belly port splitting the window into sections with numbers from 1 to 4 and letters to designate the left (L) or right (R) side in relation to the plane, with 1 being closest to the center of the window, i.e., closest to the trackline. Observers record the section of the window when the sighting is directly under the aircraft.

Null Value: NA
Null Value Meaning:

Not Available

Allowed Values: 1L, 2L, 3L, 4L, 1R, 2R, 3R, 4R

sightingDistanceInMeters

CC ID: 1118904
Seq. Order: 150
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Radial distance calculated based on the distance reading (reticle or meters) and the observationHeight (Lerczak and Hobbs, 1998. Calculating sighting distances from angular readings during shipboard, aerial, and shore-based marine mammal surveys. Marine Mammal Science, Vol. 14(3):590-599)

observationHeight

CC ID: 1118894
Seq. Order: 170
Data Storage Type: numeric
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Height in meters of each observationLocation (for vessel survey: flying bridge or bridge wing) from the water surface to the big eyes binoculars at an average's adult height. Measurement is specific to each platform (vessel).

Unit of Measure: meters

platformLatitude

CC ID: 1118900
Seq. Order: 180
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: 1118901
Seq. Order: 190
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

Behavior

CC ID: 1118886
Seq. Order: 192
Data Storage Type: character
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The behavior shown by the subject at the time the sighting was recorded.

Allowed Values: 0=Not Observed, 1=At Surface, 2=Submerged, 3=Diving. NA = Not applicable

individualCount

CC ID: 1118892
Seq. Order: 197
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The number of individuals present at the time of the Occurrence (non-marine mammal sighting).

typeVLTS

CC ID: 1118906
Seq. Order: 200
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.

eventdate

CC ID: 1118889
Seq. Order: 205
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

eventDateTimeZone

CC ID: 1118887
Seq. Order: 207
Data Storage Type: Numeric
Max Length: 2
Required: Yes
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Number Of Hours From Greenwich meantime

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

platformVLTS

CC ID: 1118902
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. For aerial surveys: All records flagged “A” For boat-based surveys: All records flagged “B”.

geodeticDatum

CC ID: 1118890
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: 1118891
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.

platformAttributes

CC ID: 1118899
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: 1118903
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.

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 1118909
Date Effective From: 2021
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Litz, Jenny
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33139
Email Address: Jenny.Litz@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4224
Fax: 305-365-4102

Distributor

CC ID: 1118910
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

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 1118911
Date Effective From: 2021
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Dias, Laura A
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
Email Address: laura.dias@noaa.gov
Phone: (305) 361-4269

Originator

CC ID: 1118912
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): Southeast Fisheries Science Center (SEFSC)
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
USA
Phone: (305)361-5761
URL: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/about/southeast-fisheries-science-center
Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST

Point of Contact

CC ID: 1118913
Date Effective From: 2021
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Rappucci, Gina
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
Email Address: gina.rappucci@noaa.gov
Phone: (305) 361-4283

Point of Contact

CC ID: 1118914
Date Effective From: 2021
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Dias, Laura A
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33149
Email Address: laura.dias@noaa.gov
Phone: (305) 361-4269

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 1118915
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Garrison, Lance
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Dr
Miami, FL 33149
Email Address: Lance.Garrison@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4488
Fax: 305-361-4478
Business Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM EST/EDT

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 1118916
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Litz, Jenny
Address: 75 Virginia Beach Drive
Miami, FL 33139
Email Address: Jenny.Litz@noaa.gov
Phone: 305-361-4224
Fax: 305-365-4102

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 1118917
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Mullin, Keith D
Address: 3209 Frederic St.
Pascagoula, MS 39568
Email Address: keith.d.mullin@noaa.gov
Phone: 228-549-1632
Fax: 228-769-9200

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 1118918
Date Effective From: 2018
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Barry, Kevin
Address: 3209 Frederic St.
Pascagoula, MS 39568
Email Address: kevin.barry@noaa.gov
Phone: 228-549-1608
Fax: 228-769-9200

Publisher

CC ID: 1118919
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: 1118920
Start Date: 2021
End Date: Present
Download URL: https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/archive/arc0191/0243468/1.1/data/0-data/TO18Fa_NCEI_DataPackage/NOAA_SEFSC_GoMMAPPS_TO18Fa_VisualSightingData/NOAA_SEFSC_GoMMAPPS_TO18Fa_T1_NonMammals_20211118.csv
Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD) (2021 - Present)
File Name: NOAA_SEFSC_GoMMAPPS_TO18Fa_T1_NonMammals_20211118.csv
Description:

non marine mammals sightings

File Type: csv
Compression: no compression applied
Review Status: Chked Viruses Inapp Content

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 66280
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:66280
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2021-12-27 17:44+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-09-23 11:08+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2022-09-23
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2022-01-03
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2023-01-03