Marine animal sighting and census data from aircraft and other platforms as part of the Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP) from 1975-05-12 to 1975-08-22 (NCEI Accession 7601354)

Marine animal sighting and census data were collected from aircraft and other platforms from 12 May 1975 to 22 August 1975. Data were collected by the Institute of Arctic Biology (IAB) as part of Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP). Data were processed by NODC to the NODC standard F127 Marine Animal and Census format. Full format description is available from NODC at www.nodc.noaa.gov/General/NODC-Archive/f127.html. An analog file for this accession is available from NODC user services.

The F127 format is used for data from field observations of marine animals. Data may be reported either for individual, random sightings or for sightings made as part of systematic ship or aircraft surveys along specified tracks. These data provide information on animal population densities and distributions, activities, migratory routes and breeding locales. Cruise or survey information, start and end positions, start and end times, and platform speed, direction, and altitude are reported for each observation or series of observations. Position, date and time are reported for each sighting location, along with a code indicating presence or absence of animals and, if present, their distance to the observer, shoreline, and ice edge and heading direction. For each sighting location, animal sighting data are reported by species for all observed species. Species identification, total number of individuals, and counts by age group (adults, subadults, juveniles, unknown) may be reported in summary for all animals sighted or by subgroups distinguished by sex, behavior, markings, or other characteristics. A text record is available for comments.
  • Cite as: University of Alaska - Fairbanks > Institute of Marine Science (2016). Marine animal sighting and census data from aircraft and other platforms as part of the Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP) from 1975-05-12 to 1975-08-22 (NCEI Accession 7601354). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. [access date]
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Time Period 1975-05-12 to 1975-08-22
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 80
S: 50
E: -160
W: -180
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
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Associated Resources
  • Biological, oceanographic and meteorological data collected as part of the Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP) from 1946-01-01 to 1990-10-11
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  • Parent ID (indicates this is related to other data):
    • gov.noaa.nodc:OCSEAP
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2016-11-18
Data Presentation Form Hardcopy document - document archived in analog format
Dataset Progress Status Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Note: Metadata for this accession were extracted from a legacy database
maintained by the U.S. National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC). The
design of the database did not exactly reflect the FGDC Content
Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (CSDGM).

Principal Investigator (PI) and organization contact information
accurately represents all available information from the legacy database
at the time that this description was created. However, proper
attribution of a PI to a specific institution or the role (submitting or
collecting) taken by an institution may not be correct due to inexact
mapping between fields in the legacy database and the CSDGM. Due to this
uncertainty, the contact information was initially recorded in the
Supplemental Information element of the CSDGM description.

To develop more accurate metadata, the NODC reviews metadata for all
accessions on an ongoing basis.


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Contact info:
Agency: UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA - FAIRBANKS; INSTITUTE OF MARINE SCIENCE
PI: N/A
Address:
address: ROOM 111 O'NEAL BUILDING
city: FAIRBANKS
state: AK
postal: 99701
country: UNITED STATES
Purpose Basic research
Use Limitations
  • Data in this archival information package are not currently available for public download from NCEI. Please contact NCEI Information Services directly for access to these data.
  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: University of Alaska - Fairbanks > Institute of Marine Science (2016). Marine animal sighting and census data from aircraft and other platforms as part of the Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP) from 1975-05-12 to 1975-08-22 (NCEI Accession 7601354). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. [access date]
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > AGRICULTURE > ANIMAL SCIENCE > ANIMAL ECOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND DIRECTION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD FREQUENCY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD TYPES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > WATER DEPTH
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > OCEAN COLOR
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN WAVES > SEA STATE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE DEFORMATION
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE EXTENT
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SEA ICE > ICE TYPES
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > TIDES
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
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • AIRCRAFT
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • SALINOMETERS
  • THERMOMETERS
  • VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN > NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN > BERING SEA
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • OCSEAP > Ocean Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Project
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: University of Alaska - Fairbanks > Institute of Marine Science (2016). Marine animal sighting and census data from aircraft and other platforms as part of the Outer Continental Shelf Environmental Assessment Program (OCSEAP) from 1975-05-12 to 1975-08-22 (NCEI Accession 7601354). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. [access date]
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Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • biota surveys
  • meteorological sensors
  • photograph
  • salinometer
  • thermometer
  • visual estimate
  • visual observation
Platform
  • AIRCRAFT
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