Bechervaise Island - penguin colony boundary survey February 2000
Entry ID: gis114

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Summary
Abstract: This GIS dataset is the product of a survey of penguin colony boundaries at Bechervaise Island by Lisa Meyer of the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) in February 2000.
For each boundary point Lisa measured the distance from a surveyed metal pole to the boundary point of a penguin colony and then took a bearing with a compass back to the pole. The boundary point locations were calculated by the Australian Antarctic Data Centre from the distances and bearings using the UTM Zone 41 grid.
The metal poles had been surveyed during the 1999/2000 summer season as described by the metadata record 'Bechervaise Island - Survey of penguin colony markers and some infrastructure'.
Lyn Irvine of the AAD identified whether the penguin colony points were nests, colony markers or other boundary points.
Map 13042 in the SCAR Map Catalogue displays the penguin colony boundaries.
The nests in penguin colonies K, L and Q were surveyed in February 2002 as described by the metadata record 'Adelie Penguin nest locations on Bechervaise Island'.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: -67.586 S: -67.588  E: 62.815  W: 62.81

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-02-01
Stop Date: 2000-02-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >BOUNDARIES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BOUNDARIES
ENVIRONMENT


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]


Quality
Data quality information for each feature in the shapefile can be accessed by entering the Qinfo number for the feature, given in the attribute table, in the 'Search Datasets and Quality' tab at the 'SCAR Feature Catalogue' web page (see url below).

The dates provided in temporal coverage are approximate only.


Access Constraints
The data are available for download from the provided URLs.


Use Constraints
This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/).

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Keywords
environmental management
penguin survey
Adelie Penguin
colony markers


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://data.aad.gov.au

Data Center Personnel
Name: DATA OFFICER AADC
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia



Distribution
Distribution_Media: HTTP
Distribution_Size: 13 kb
Distribution_Format: shapefile
Fees: free


Personnel
ANGELA BENDER
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3246
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: gis at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia


DAVID T. SMITH
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +61 3 6232 3577
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: gis at aad.gov.au
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2010-04-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-09-11

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