Cetacean digital photography and aerial observer data collected by an unmanned aerial vehicle and manned aerial vehicle in the Beaufort Sea for the Arctic Aerial Calibration Experiments (ACEs) from 2015-08-26 to 2015-09-07 (NCEI Accession 0204167)

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This dataset includes two comma separated files containing data and metadata from three cetacean observation methods from two platforms, the manned Turbo Commander aircraft and the unmanned ScanEagle. The ACEs' imagery described here was collected and analyzed in order to conduct a 3-way comparison of data and derived statistics from the following:Observers in the manned aircraft; Digital photographs from cameras mounted to the manned aircraft,Digital photographs from cameras mounted to the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). The Arctic Aerial Calibration Experiments (ACEs) study was designed to evaluate the ability of UAS technology (i.e., airframe, payloads, sensors, and software) to detect cetaceans, identify individuals to species, estimate group size, identify calves, and estimate density in arctic waters, relative to conventional aerial surveys conducted by human observers in fixed wing aircraft and to photographic strip transect data collected from the manned aircraft.
  • Cite as: Angliss, Robyn; Ferguson, Megan (2019). Cetacean digital photography and aerial observer data collected by an unmanned aerial vehicle and manned aerial vehicle in the Beaufort Sea for the Arctic Aerial Calibration Experiments (ACEs) from 2015-08-26 to 2015-09-07 (NCEI Accession 0204167). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0204167. Accessed [date].
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Time Period 2015-08-26 to 2015-09-07
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 72
S: 71
E: -153.1
W: -159.3
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2019-10-09
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: 9L61NY
Purpose To understand what research questions involving cetacean distribution and density can be addressed using manned and UAS technology in the Arctic, we conducted a three-way comparison among visual observations made by marine mammal observers aboard a Turbo Commander aircraft; imagery autonomously collected by a Nikon D810 camera system mounted to a belly port on the Turbo Commander; and imagery collected by a similar camera system on a remotely controlled ScanEagle® UAS operated by the US Navy.
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  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Angliss, Robyn; Ferguson, Megan (2019). Cetacean digital photography and aerial observer data collected by an unmanned aerial vehicle and manned aerial vehicle in the Beaufort Sea for the Arctic Aerial Calibration Experiments (ACEs) from 2015-08-26 to 2015-09-07 (NCEI Accession 0204167). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0204167. Accessed [date].
Cited Authors
  • Angliss, Robyn
  • Ferguson, Megan
Principal Investigators
  • Megan Ferguson
Collaborators
  • Amy Kennedy
Resource Providers
Points of Contact
  • Robyn Angliss
Publishers
Acknowledgments
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOC; NOAA; Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research
  • Related Funding Agency: US DOI; Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
  • Related Funding Agency: US Navy; Office of Naval Research
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > MAMMALS > CETACEANS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS > VISIBLE IMAGERY
Submitter Data Type Keywords
  • Cetacean
  • aerial line-transect survey
  • glare impedence
  • glare type
  • height above ground level (AGL)
  • image metadata
  • manned aircraft
  • predominant visual impediment
  • sea state
  • secondary visual impediment
  • sighting number
  • species code
  • unmanned aircraft systems
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/AFSC/NMML > National Marine Mammal Laboratory, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords Submitter Platforms Keywords
  • ScanEagle┬«
  • Turbo Commander aircraft
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • CAMERA
  • GPS RECEIVERS
Submitter Instruments Keywords
  • Nikon D810 camera system
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ARCTIC OCEAN > BEAUFORT SEA
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Submitter Project Keywords
  • Aerial Surveys of Arctic Marine Mammals (ASAMM)
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Angliss, Robyn; Ferguson, Megan (2019). Cetacean digital photography and aerial observer data collected by an unmanned aerial vehicle and manned aerial vehicle in the Beaufort Sea for the Arctic Aerial Calibration Experiments (ACEs) from 2015-08-26 to 2015-09-07 (NCEI Accession 0204167). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0204167. Accessed [date].
Access Constraints
  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Processing Steps
  • 2019-10-09T19:07:42Z - NCEI Accession 0204167 v1.1 was published.
Output Datasets
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Processing Steps
  • Parameter or Variable: LATITUDE (measured); Units: Decimal degrees; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: GPS.
  • Parameter or Variable: LONGITUDE (measured); Units: Decimal Degrees; Observation Category: in situ; Sampling Instrument: GPS.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • camera
  • GPS
Last Modified: 2019-10-09T21:47:01Z
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