HRC RIMPAC Small Vessel-Based Monitoring Surveys July 2010
HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc.

Dataset credit

The U.S. Navy Marine Species Monitoring Program

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Kristen Ampela HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc.
Secondary contact Cathy Bacon HDR Environmental, Operations and Construction, Inc.
Data entry Ei Fujioka Duke University

Citation

Abstract

During 23 June through 1 August 2010, the 22nd Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC 2010)
exercise was conducted in the Hawaii Range Complex (HRC). RIMPAC is a biennial,
multinational exercise designed to strengthen regional partnerships and improve
interoperability. It is an exercise designed to bring multinational military assets together
to train towards bettering the Navy’s capabilities. Anti-submarine warfare (ASW) was the
exercise's main feature.
As part of compliance requirements with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) of
1972 and the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973, the Navy developed the HRC
Monitoring Plan to provide marine mammal and sea turtle monitoring (DoN 2008). In
order to effectively meet the goals outlined in this Plan, it was determined that one
example of training events recommended for monitoring should contain one or more
surface combatants conducting ASW during a regularly scheduled training event.
Research elements of that Plan include visual surveys and passive acoustic monitoring.


The monitoring effort for RIMPAC 2010 consisted of the following:

- Vessel-based line transect surveys to assess the diversity, distribution, and
behavior of target species (e.g., marine mammals and sea turtles)

- Installation of one shallow- and one deep-water passive acoustic monitors (PAMs)
in waters off Ni'ihau.

Purpose

not provided

Supplemental information

[2017-10-12] Data fields are changed so that they follow the other Navy datasets.

This dataset includes the data from the vessel-based line transect surveys.

The sighting of short-finned pilot whales and spinner dolphins on 7/19/10 was an aggregation of the two species and recorded as a single record. This sighting was split into each species in this dataset.

References

Attributes

Overview

Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
Only minimum required attributes are visible and downlodable online. Other attributes may be obtained upon provider's permission unless otherwise noted below.

This section explains attributes included in the original dataset. OBIS-SEAMAP restricts the attributes available to the public to date/time, lat/lon and species names/counts only. Should you need other attributes described here, you are encouraged to contact the data provider.

Attributes in dataset provided

Attribute (table column)Description
oidUnique ID number (generated by OBIS-SEAMAP)
objectidInternal ID
altitudemAltitude in meters
angleAngle (blank)
animalheading(blank)
animallatitude(blank)
animallongitude(blank)
bearingBearing
beaufortscaleBeaufort sea scale
behavioralevent(blank)
calvespercent(blank)
calvestotal(blank)
contract(blank)
obs_dateDate of the sighting (local time zone)
efforttypeEffort type (ON or OFF)
groupbestBest estimate of group size
grouphighHigh estimate of group size
groupid(blank)
grouplowLow estimate of group size
island(blank)
legnumber(blank)
legtypeLeg type
notesNotes
numberreacted(blank)
observerObserver ID
observerport(blank)
observerstarboard(blank)
pctime(blank)
percentcloudcover(blank)
photoframes(blank)
photos(blank)
platformPlatform (always Vessel)
platformded(blank)
platformheadingmagnetic(blank)
platformheadingtrue(blank)
platformlatitudeLatitude in decimal degrees
platformlongitudeLongitude in decimal degrees
rangedefinition not provided
reaction(blank)
reticleReticle
sightability(blank)
sightingnumberSighting number
sightingtypeSighting type (always Standard)
speciesSpecies name recorded
speciescodeSpecies code by provider
speciescodebw(blank)
speciescomnameSpecies common name
sp_tsnTaxonomic Serial Number added by OBIS-SEAMAP
specieshauledout(blank)
speciespossresight(blank)
speciesscinameSpecies scientific name
surveycat(blank)
surveyidSurvey ID
surveylinkdefinition not provided
surveytypeSurvey type
swellswell height
obs_timeTime of the sighting (local time zone)
timeend(blank)
timestamp_(blank)
video(blank)
depthBotom depth in meters
recordnoRecord Number
separator(blank)
aspectAspect (blank)
binoculars(blank)
cargoships(blank)
confidence(blank)
conversionfactor(blank)
crc_number(blank)
cue(blank)
endlatitude(blank)
endlongitude(blank)
eventnumber(blank)
females(blank)
ferries(blank)
fishingboats(blank)
glare(blank)
glareleft(blank)
glaremaxangle(blank)
glareminangle(blank)
glareright(blank)
groupcohesion(blank)
initialbehavior(blank)
juveniles(blank)
males(blank)
militaryvessels(blank)
maxdispersion(blank)
mindispersion(blank)
mixedgroup(blank)
mixedwithsighting(blank)
mixedwithspecies(blank)
motoryachtsdefinition not provided
newbornsdefinition not provided
numofanimalsmixeddefinition not provided
observeraft(blank)
observerforward(blank)
percentspeciesdefinition not provided
reactiontypedefinition not provided
recorderRecorder ID
sailingboatsdefinition not provided
speeddefinition not provided
subgroupsGroup code
surveynumberdefinition not provided
surveysegmentiddefinition not provided
surveysegmentnodefinition not provided
unidadultsdefinition not provided
unknowntypedefinition not provided
visibilityVisibility
visibilityleftVisibility code of the left side
visibilityrightVisibility code of the right side
weatherdefinition not provided
winddirection(blank)
windspeed(blank)
time_textdefinition not provided
date_textdefinition not provided
geomGeometry field added by OBIS-SEAMAP
OBIS-SEAMAP ID920
Seabirds0
Marine mammals10
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total10
Date, Begin2010-07-19
Date, End2010-07-24
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude21.71 - 21.90
Longitude-159.91 - -159.59
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformBoat
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Contr. throughNavy
Registered2013-03-29
Updated2017-10-12
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY (All)
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