Oil Industry Marine Mammal Aerial Data

This data set was collected as part of the Joint Monitoring Program during seismic activities in the Chukchi Sea in summer and fall of 2006. The objective of the aerial surveys was to update data on distribution and relative abundance of marine mammals in coastal areas of the eastern Chukchi Sea during the open-water season. Aerial surveys were conducted from Barrow to Point Hope in two ways: a sawtooth flight pattern and a coastline flight pattern. The sawtooth survey was broad-scale, reaching approximately 20 nm offshore. The coastal survey hugged the coastline, focusing on nearshore areas and lagoons.

Aerial surveys were conducted in 2006 to monitor marine mammal abundance, distribution, and behavior and determine the potential effects of offshore seismic exploration activities on marine mammals. Surveys focused on beluga, bowhead, and gray whales, though other marine mammals were observed. Pinniped observations were made, but were limited due to flight altitude and speed. This dataset is part of the Pacific Marine Arctic Regional Synthesis (PacMARS) Project.

This dataset contains the original CSV files, metadata files, shapefiles, and geodatabase files in ZIP files.

To Access Resource:

Questions? Email Resource Support Contact:

  • EOL Data Support
    UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory

Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2006-07-09T00:00:00Z
    End:  2008-09-21T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2006-07-09T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2008-09-21T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 73.56750
Bounding Box South Lat 68.36522
Bounding Box West Long -167.98520
Bounding Box East Long -153.80761
Spatial Representation grid
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links

Documentation #1 : COP_MM_A_OBS_CK_2006_Metadata_Ed2.html

Documentation #2 : COP_MM_A_XECT_CK_2006_Metadata_Ed2.html

Documentation #3 : Shell_MM_A_OBS_1990_91_Metadata_Ed1.html

Documentation #4 : Shell_MM_A_OBS_XECT_BF_CK_2006_08_2010_Metadata_Ed1.html

Documentation #5 : Shell_WALRUS_A_OBS_1989_Metadata_Ed1.html

Additional Information N/A
Resource Format ZIP: PKZIP (application/zip)
Standardized Resource Format Archive
Asset Size 97 MB
Legal Constraints


Access Constraints none
Software Implementation Language N/A

Resource Support Name EOL Data Support
Resource Support Email datahelp@eol.ucar.edu
Resource Support Organization UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Distributor UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Metadata Contact Name EOL Data Support
Metadata Contact Email datahelp@eol.ucar.edu
Metadata Contact Organization UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory

Author LGL Alaska Research Associates Inc.
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2013-05-31T19:58:04
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/D64T6GCF
Alternate Identifier 255.043
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category oceans
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-03-08T22:01:27Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::255.043
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation LGL Alaska Research Associates Inc.. (2013). Oil Industry Marine Mammal Aerial Data. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D64T6GCF. Accessed 22 June 2024.

Harvest Source