Oil Industry Seabirds Data

The seabird ecology component collects data on the distribution and abundance of seabirds in the northeastern Chukchi Sea in the vicinity of several oil and gas lease areas and the region including Hanna Shoal. We conduct surveys for seabirds from the bridge of the research vessel during daylight hours. The ship travels along a grid of parallel lines that run north-south through the study region. By observing birds July-October, we can describe spatial, seasonal, and interannual characteristics of the seabird community. We also provide detailed information on species that are of conservation concern (e.g., endangered, threatened, candidate species). The advantage of being a component of a multi-disciplinary study is that we integrate the information about seabirds in this area with the data on physical and biological oceanography that are collected concurrently by the research vessel to investigate the relationships between seabirds and their marine environment. This dataset is part of the Pacific Marine Arctic Regional Synthesis (PacMARS) Project.

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

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Temporal Range

  • Begin:  2008-07-23T00:00:00Z
    End:  2011-10-14T23:59:59Z


Resource Type dataset
Temporal Range Begin 2008-07-23T00:00:00Z
Temporal Range End 2011-10-14T23:59:59Z
Temporal Resolution N/A
Bounding Box North Lat 72.61500
Bounding Box South Lat 64.49600
Bounding Box West Long -168.50000
Bounding Box East Long -156.93900
Spatial Representation grid
Spatial Resolution N/A
Related Links

Documentation #1 : 2011_Final_Seabirds.pdf

Documentation #2 : 2012_CSESP_Seabirds_Final_Report.pdf

Documentation #3 : FR_2008_SBO_ABR_Distribution_and_Abundance_of_Chukchi_Seabirds.pdf

Documentation #4 : FR_2009_SBO_ABR_Distribution_and_Abundance_of_Chukchi_Seabirds_2008-2009.pdf

Documentation #5 : FR_2010_SBO_CSESP_2008-2010_Seabird_Synthesis.pdf

Documentation #6 : SBO_SEABIRD_OBS_2008_12_Metadata_Ed3.html

Documentation #7 : SBO_SEABIRD_XECT_2008_12_Metadata_Ed3.html

Additional Information N/A
Resource Format ZIP: PKZIP (application/zip)
Standardized Resource Format Archive
Asset Size 9 MB
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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 Adrian E. Gall
Robert H. Day
Tawana C. Morgan
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory
Publication Date 2013-06-05T17:50:02
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) https://doi.org/10.5065/D6125QN1
Alternate Identifier 255.049
Resource Version 1.0
Topic Category oceans
Progress completed
Metadata Date 2024-03-08T22:01:28Z
Metadata Record Identifier edu.ucar.eol::255.049
Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Adrian E. Gall, Robert H. Day, Tawana C. Morgan. (2013). Oil Industry Seabirds Data. 1.0. UCAR/NCAR - Earth Observing Laboratory. https://doi.org/10.5065/D6125QN1. Accessed 13 July 2024.

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