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Passive Acoustic Reporting System Templates

September 23, 2021

Template datasheets for providing passive acoustic detection data.

To correctly submit data to the Passive Acoustic Reporting System, the following templates must be used, consisting of three separate files:

  • DETECTIONDATA
  • METADATA
  • GPSDATA

(GPSDATA only needed for mobile platforms).

Each file contains tabs with: 1) example data; 2) with the field definitions to describe the expected input and format for each column; 3) instructions on formatting and naming the file before submission; and 4) any additional tabs if needed (i.e. the species' codes for the detection data sheet).  Once formatted and saved, the datasheets should be sent to nmfs.pacmdata@noaa.gov. These data will be displayed on the Passive Acoustic Cetacean Map.

Last updated by Northeast Fisheries Science Center on 09/23/2021