Mapping Application for Penguin Populations and Projected Dynamics (MAPPPD): Count data

Grant R.W. Humphries, Black Bawks Data Science

Dataset credit

OBIS and Antarctic OBIS

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Grant R.W. Humphries Black Bawks Data Science
Secondary contact R Naveen Oceanites N/A
Secondary contact M. Schwaller Mesoscale Atmospheric Processes Laboratory N/A
Secondary contact C. Che-Castaldo Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University N/A
Secondary contact P. McDowall Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University N/A
Secondary contact M. Schrimpf Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University N/A
Secondary contact Heather J. Lynch Department of Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University N/A

Citation

Humphries G R, Naveen R, Schwaller M, Che-Castaldo C, McDowall P, Schrimpf M, Lynch H J (2020): Mapping Application for Penguin Populations and Projected Dynamics (MAPPPD): Count data. v1.3. SCAR - AntOBIS. Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt.biodiversity.aq/resource?r=mapppd_count_data&v=1.3
Humphries, G. 2020. Mapping Application for Penguin Populations and Projected Dynamics (MAPPPD): Count data. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (http://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/103152539) on yyyy-mm-dd and originated from OBIS (https://obis.org/dataset/b4be83a5-101d-4a82-80dd-b8a39c8026f2)

Abstract

MAPPPD ((Mapping Application for Penguin Populations and Projected Dynamics) is a project funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in partnership with Oceanites and the Lab of Dr. Heather Lynch at Stony Brook University.

Penguins are some of the most charismatic animals in the world and have captured the imaginations of news-makers, scientists, film producers and the general public. Beyond their general intrinsic value, they are considered important ecosystem indicators. That is to say, monitoring these beautiful species can tell us a lot about the general health of the Antarctic. This is because penguins are top predators, and changes (natural or anthropogenic) which influence the oceanography of the region or prey abundance, will ultimately be detected through changes in distribution or population size.

The Antarctic is currently governed by nations which make up the Antarctic Treaty System (ATS). Management strategies designed by the ATS rely on accurate and citable penguin population data in order to mitigate any anthropogenic impacts in the region. However, data on penguin populations are limited primarily due to the fact that most monitored colonies are nearby permanent research stations. This means that any remote populations are essentially ignored during planning processes. Due to advances in remote sensing, modeling and aerial imagery, it is now possible to obtain population estimates for these hard-to-reach sites.

MAPPPD aims to deliver population data from four species of penguin to any interested party with the goal of helping support conservation decisions in the Antarctic. We use a combination of highly advanced remote sensing technologies, aerial imagery and field counts to estimate penguin abundance across the entire continent.

All of the data in MAPPPD are open access to the general public, and the process is well documented in our white paper report. (http://www.penguinmap.com)

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

This dataset was downloaded from OBIS (https://obis.org/). The records for only marine mammals, seabirds, sea turtles and rays and sharks were extracted. Records with no longitude/latitude or no date (eventDate) were excluded.
OBIS dataset page:
https://obis.org/dataset/b4be83a5-101d-4a82-80dd-b8a39c8026f2
Data Provider's dataset page:
https://ipt.biodiversity.aq/resource?r=mapppd_count_data

References

Humphries G R, Naveen R, Schwaller M, Che-Castaldo C, McDowall P, Schrimpf M, Lynch H J (2020): Mapping Application for Penguin Populations and Projected Dynamics (MAPPPD): Count data. v1.3. SCAR - AntOBIS. Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt.biodiversity.aq/resource?r=mapppd_count_data&v=1.3

Attributes

Overview

This section explains attributes included in the original dataset. OBIS-SEAMAP restricts the attributes available to the public to date/time, lat/lon and species names/counts only. Should you need other attributes described here, you are encouraged to contact the data provider.

Attributes described below represent those in the original dataset provided by the provider.
All attributes are included in the downloadable file (CSV or ESRI File Geodatabase) for "Complete Set of Dataset".

Attributes in dataset

Attribute (table column)Description
oidInternal ID
idRecord ID
dataset_idDataset ID
scientificnameScientific name
vernacularnameVernacular name
aphiaidAphia ID
taxonranktaxononic rank
individualcountGroup size / individual count
eventdateEvent date (precision varies)
eventtimeEvent time
decimallatitudeLatitude in decimal degrees
decimallongitudeLongitude in decimal degrees
coordinateprecisionCoordinate precision
catalognumberCatalog number
collectioncodeCollection code
occurrencestatusOccurrence status
basisofrecordBasis of record (HumanObservation / MachineObservation)
modifiedDate/time the record was modified
node_idNode ID
occurrenceidOccurrence ID
occurrenceremarksOccurrence remarks
eventidEvent ID
institutioncodeInstitution code
lifestageLife stage
sexGender of the animal if known
speciesSpecies by provider
datasetidDataset ID by provider
countryCountry
localityLocation of ocean
waterbodyDetails of ocean
droppedFlag indicating the record was dropped (always false)
absenceFlag indicating the record represents the absence of the species (always false)
marineFlag indicating the record is for marine life (always true)
OBIS-SEAMAP ID103152539
Seabirds1,338
Marine mammals0
Sea turtles0
Rays and sharks0
Other species0
Non spatial0
Non species0
Total1,338
Date, Begin1895-01-01
Date, End2016-01-01
Temporal prec.100000
Latitude-77.58 - -60.57
Longitude-157.70 - 171.17
Coord. prec.6 decimal digits
PlatformVarious
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortN/A
Traveled (km)0
0
Contr. throughiOBIS
Registered2020-06-30
Updated2021-02-05
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY (All)
Also available in None
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