Draft datasets for Santa Barbara Channel Marine Biodiversity Network

Below are datasets currently in progress by the SBC MBON. All datasets will have EML metadata created, and will be contributed to public repositories. Some draft packages are available for preview (follow URL link, if shown).

Datasets with complete metadata in a public repository can be found in the SBC MBON Data Catalog

  • Ichthyoplankton, from CalCOFI (Thompson lab) DRAFT METADATA

    Description
    The CalCOFI ichtyoplankton time series started in 1951 and is ongoing. This dataset is built from a collection of raw data available in ERDDAP (http://coastwatch.pfeg.noaa.gov/, see draft for example link). These data were input to a CINMS condition report in 2016. AT has code that was used for cleansing - mainly to harmonize differences in methods over many years.
    Maintenance plan
    Full metadata (Type A.b). AT will provide code, metadata and reference material. SBC MBON will download data, run code, reformat, create data package with EML, and contribute to a public catalog for discovery and further use. SBC MBON will use dataset for its research.
  • Plumes and Blooms bottle samples (Siegel lab)

    Description
    the Plumes and Blooms project has been collecting CTD and rosette bottle samples in the Santa Barbara since 1997.
    Maintenance plan
    Full metadata (Type A.b). Ongoing time series of data from CTD rosette bottles will be co-designed by SBC MBON and the Siegel lab. Siegel lab will produce datasets and updates.
  • Deep fish (Love lab)

    Description
    Deep fish, from Santa Barbara Channel deep reefs.
    Maintenance plan
    Full metadata (Type A.b). Plan TBD
  • Gray Whales (Gray Whale Count)

    Description
    Human observers record sightings of all cetaceans, Sea otters, and rarer pinnipeds. Only Gray whales on their northbound migration are included. Project began in 2004. for more information, see http://www.graywhalescount.org.
    Maintenance plan
    Full metadata (Type A.b). Plan TBD
  • Giant Kelp biomass (SBC LTER project)

    Description
    30+ year ongoing time series of giant kelp biomass based on LandSat 5-8, ground-truthed against kelp biomass measurements conducted by the SBC LTER.
    Maintenance plan
    Cited exogenous data owned and managed by the SBC LTER (Type C). Current dataset (based only on Landsat 5) is available here. A new dataset is being designed (by the owners, SBC LTER) to accomodate a) algorithms based on Landsat 7 and 8, b) annual updates d) NetCDF format, with quarterly installments.

Other data sources of SBC MBON

list is maintained here: SBC MBON Biological data sources (requires login)