HRC USWEX Aerial-based Shoreline Surveys February and March 2011
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

Aerial surveys to monitor marine mammals and sea turtles (MM/ST) were conducted in
conjunction with two training events during the period February 16 to March 5, 2011, including
(a) U.S. Navy Submarine Commander’s Course (SCC) naval training event in the Hawaii Range
Complex (HRC) on the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) instrumented range between Kauai
and Niihau, Hawaii; and
(b) Undersea Warfare Exercise (USWEX) training event south of Oahu and Molokai.
Surveys in support of the SCC event occurred on 4 consecutive days from February 16 to 19, 2011, in waters adjoining Kauai and Niihau where the missile destroyer (DDG)
and other ships were operating, followed by shoreline surveys of Kauai and Niihau on 2 separate days thereafter: February 24 and 26, 2011.
This was followed by shoreline surveys of the Four
Islands region in support of the USWEX event on 2 separate days, February 28 and March 5, 2011.
The survey methods and sampling design were submitted and approved in advance, per the
statement of work (SOW), to the Navy Technical Representative (NTR) and followed previously
established protocol (Mobley and Milette 2010; Smultea et al. 2009a,b).

Purpose

not provided

Supplemental information

[2017-10-13] Data fields are changed so that they follow other Navy datasets.

This dataset includes sightings during the USWEX shoreline surveys.

Sightings during the ship-follow surveys are available:
HRC SCC Aerial-based Shp-follow Surveys February 2011

Sightings during the transect surveys are available:
HRC SCC Aerial-based Transect Surveys February 2011

Data for the SCC shoreline surveys are available:
HRC SCC Aerial-based Shoreline Surveys February 2011

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
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 Aerial)
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
surveylink(blank)
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)
aspect(blank)
binoculars(blank)
cargoships(blank)
confidence(blank)
conversionfactor(blank)
crc_number(blank)
cueCue of the sighting
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 ID925
Seabirds0
Marine mammals127
Sea turtles27
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total154
Date, Begin2011-02-28
Date, End2011-03-05
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude19.72 - 21.33
Longitude-158.13 - -155.84
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformPlane
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Contr. throughNavy
Registered2013-04-03
Updated2017-10-13
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY (All)
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