UK Royal Navy Marine Mammal Observations
Entry ID: seamap64

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Summary
Abstract: This dataset is of unclassified incidental sightings of cetaceans from UK Royal Navy ships. The dataset is global in coverage.

Purpose: THe RN often operate in remote areas and it is hoped that by collecting this sort of data the RN may be able to contribute to a better scientific understanding of cetacean distributions/ breeding areas/ migration routese etc. By ensuring that RN personnel keep watch for cetaceans this helps them to comply with current risk mitigation measures.

CURRENTNESS REFERENCE: ground condition

SPATIAL REFERENCE INFORMATION - GEODETIC MODEL
Horizontal Datum Name: D_WGS_1984
Ellipsoid Name: WGS_1984
Semi-major Axis: 6378137.000000
Denominator of Flattening Ratio: 298.257224
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Caption:  Marine Mammal Observations
 
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 70.33   S: -74.65   E: 159.23   W: -122.43

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: UK Royal Navy
Dataset Title: UK Royal Navy Marine Mammal Observations
Dataset Series Name: OBIS-SEAMAP
Dataset Release Date: 2006-12-07 10:09:57-05
Dataset Release Place: http://seamap.env.duke.edu
Dataset Publisher: OBIS-SEAMAP
Data Presentation Form: vector digital data
Online Resource: http://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/
Parent DIF
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
OBIS-SEAMAP

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1947-10-21
Stop Date: 2003-03-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 meter - < 30 meters
Platform
SHIPS Ancillary Description
Quality HORIZONTAL POSITIONAL ACCURACY REPORT: Standard ships GPS used to record positions.
Access Constraints ACCESS CONSTRAINTS: Open public unless otherwise noted.

DISTRIBUTION LIABILITY: Not to hold OBIS-SEAMAP liable for errors in the data. While we have made every effort to ensure the quality of the database, we cannot guarantee the accuracy of these datasets. Also please refer to Use Constraints.
Use Constraints Not to use data contained in OBIS-SEAMAP in any publication, product, or commercial application without prior written consent of the original data provider. To cite both the data provider and OBIS-SEAMAP appropriately after approval of use is obtained. Also please refer to Distribution Liability. This organization provides the geographic data "as is". This organization makes no guarantee or ... View entire text
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
OBIS Spatial Ecological Analysis of Megavertebrate Populations Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://seamap.env.duke.edu/

Data Center Personnel
Name: PATRICK N. HALPIN
Phone: 919-613-8062
Email: phalpin at duke.edu
Contact Address:
Duke University
Box 90328
City: Durham
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27708
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Format: Shapefile
Personnel
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 919-613-8021
Fax: 919-684-8741
Email: efujioka at duke.edu
Contact Address:
LSRC A321
Box 90328
City: Durham
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27708
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-01-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-19
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