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Southeast Fisheries Science Center, 2022: Platform Removal Observer Program Databases from 1987-present, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/8626.

Item Identification

Title: Platform Removal Observer Program Databases from 1987-present
Short Name: Platform Observer Data
Status: In Work
Abstract:

Platform Removal Observer Program Data Underwater explosives are frequently used in the removal of oil and gas platforms. Since 1987, federal regulations required the use of National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) approved observers to perform biological monitoring at the explosive removal of oil and gas structures in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. In that year, the Platform Removal Observer Program was initiated at the NMFS Galveston Laboratory to meet this requirement. Observers document sightings of sea turtles and marine mammals both before and after detonations, recommend delays in detonating explosives when sea turtles and marine mammals are present inside a predetermined impact zone, record the condition of observed animals, and coordinate retrieval of impacted animals for medical examination, rehabilitation, and necropsy. NMFS observers are required to monitor 100% of all explosive structure removals although special rules govern the use of very small charges. Data sets include information on explosive use, aerial and surface survey effort, sea turtle and marine mammal observations, salvage delays caused by biological monitoring requirements, sea state and visibility.

Purpose:

The purpose of the Platform Removal Observer Program is twofold. First, the program functions to protect sea turtles and marine mammals from impacts of underwater explosives used in the platform removal process. Second, the program assesses the impacts of underwater explosives on these protected species.

Notes:

N/A

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS > CETACEANS
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > REPTILES > TURTLES > SEA TURTLES
World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)
Lutjanus campechanus View WoRMS Aphia Record
UNCONTROLLED
None fisheries independent data
None gas platforms
None marine mammals
None observers
None oil platforms
None removing platforms
None turtles

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None 1987-present

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
UNCONTROLLED
None Gulf Of Mexico
None Louisiana
None Texas

Physical Location

Organization: Southeast Fisheries Science Center
City: Miami
State/Province: FL
Country: USA
Location Description:

Location Of The Main Office Of The South East Fisheries Science Center

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Presentation Form: Table (digital)

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 285004
Date Effective From: 1987
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Gitschlag, Gregg
Address: 4700 Avenue U
Galveston, TX 77551
Email Address: Gregg.Gitschlag@noaa.gov
Phone: 409-766-3517
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Distributor

CC ID: 285005
Date Effective From: 1987
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
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 285006
Date Effective From: 1987
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Gitschlag, Gregg
Address: 4700 Avenue U
Galveston, TX 77551
Email Address: Gregg.Gitschlag@noaa.gov
Phone: 409-766-3517
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Point of Contact

CC ID: 285007
Date Effective From: 1987
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Baumer, Tim J
Address: 4700 Avenue U
Galveston, TX 77551
Email Address: tim.baumer@noaa.gov
Phone: 409-766-3784
Contact Instructions:

Contact by email preferred.

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 279501
W° Bound: -97
E° Bound: -88
N° Bound: 30
S° Bound: 26
Description

Gulf Of Mexico, Western

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 279500
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1987

Access Information

Security Class: Sensitive
Data Access Procedure:

Data is restricted from access due to the classification/protection identified under the Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Act (Section 402(b)).

Data Access Constraints:

Data is restricted from access due to the classification/protection identified under the Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Act (Section 402(b)). Data were collected by the Pelagic Observer Program. Observer information is considered confidential and shall not be disclosed, except in accordance with the requirements of the Magnuson-Stevens Reauthorization Act (Section 402(b)). It is also protected under the NOAA_AO_20216-100 and the Trades Secrets Act.

Data Quality

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

N/A

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: No
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: 0
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: Yes
If Distributor (Data Hosting Service) is Needed, Please Indicate: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: 365
If Delay is Longer than Latency of Automated Processing, Indicate Under What Authority Data Access is Delayed:

N/A

Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: To Be Determined
If To Be Determined, Unable to Archive, or No Archiving Intended, Explain:

Confidential Data

Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 365
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

The data resides on a secure government network requiring multi-factor authentication for network access.

Lineage

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 285011
Description:

N/A

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 8626
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:8626
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2008-12-15 07:51+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-09-09 10:54+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2021-05-07
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2021-05-07
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2022-05-07