UK Royal Navy Marine Mammal ObservationsEntry ID: seamap64
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
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 dataOnline Resource: http://www.royal-navy.mod.uk
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
Start Date: 1947-10-21Stop Date: 2003-03-31
Latitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Longitude Resolution: 0.000167 Decimal degrees
Horizontal Resolution Range: 1 meter - < 30 meters
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 ... warranty concerning the accuracy of information contained in the geographic data. Also, this organization makes no warranty either expressed or implied, regarding the condition of the product or its fitness for any particular purpose. The burden for determining fitness for use lies entirely with the user. Although these files have been processed successfully on computers at this organization, no warranty is made by this organization regarding the use of these data on any other system, nor does the fact of distribution constitute or imply any such warranty.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Format: Shapefile
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Email: efujioka at duke.edu
LSRC A321 Box 90328
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 27708
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 01823 337900
Email: kate.arnold at ukho.gov.uk
Maritime Environment Information Centre UK Hydrographic Office
Province or State: Somerset
Postal Code: TA1 2DN
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-01-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-02-12