Beacon Wind Digital Aerial Wildlife Surveys for BOEM Lease Area OCS-A 0520, Equinor Wind US LLC, December 2019 – November 2020

APEM Inc.

Dataset credit

APEM Inc. and Normandeau Associates Inc.

Contacts

RoleNameOrganization 
Primary contact Derek Fair APEM Limited
Primary contact Michelle Fogarty Equinor
Data entry Ei Fujioka Duke

Citation

Fair, D. and M. Fogarty. 2022. Beacon Wind Digital Aerial Wildlife Surveys for BOEM Lease Area OCS-A 0520, Equinor Wind US LLC, December 2019 – November 2020. Data downloaded from OBIS-SEAMAP (https://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/2192) on yyyy-mm-dd.

Abstract

Equinor Wind US, LLC were committed to undertaking a Construction and Operation Plan (COP) of Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Lease Area Outer Continental Shelf (OCS-A) 0520, now called Beacon Wind. To facilitate this, 16 surveys were undertaken by APEM Inc. and Normandeau Associates, Inc. (Normandeau-APEM Team) between December 2019 and November 2020 to provide baseline information for consideration in the assessment of potential impacts. Additional surveys were collected between March 2021 and October 2021 and can be accessed at https://seamap.env.duke.edu/dataset/2187.

Purpose

N/A

Supplemental information

[2022-07-25] The data type was changed from boat to plane.

References

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
oidUnique ID number (generated by OBIS-SEAMAP)
surveySurvey ID
eastingEasting
northingNorthing
longitudeLongitude in decimal degrees
latitudeLatitude in decimal degrees
behaviourBehavior
bodylengthBody length
wingspandefinition not provided
carapac_cmdefinition not provided
headingdefinition not provided
groupingdefinition not provided
commonnameSpecies name recorded
sp_tsnTaxonomic Serial Number added by OBIS-SEAMAP
obs_countNumber of animals (always 1) added by OBIS-SEAMAP
sourcedefinition not provided
uiddefinition not provided
dateyyyymmdddefinition not provided
obs_dateSighting date
obs_timeSighting time at local time zone
ageAge
sexSex
geomGeometry field added by OBIS-SEAMAP
OBIS-SEAMAP ID2192
Seabirds3,566
Marine mammals322
Sea turtles2
Rays and sharks169
Other species3,549
Non spatial0
Non species9
Total7,617
Date, Begin2019-12-07
Date, End2020-11-04
Temporal prec.111111
Latitude40.63 - 41.06
Longitude-70.74 - -70.25
Coord. prec.4 decimal digits
PlatformPlane
Data typeAnimal sighting
EffortYES (ID: 2193)
Traveled (km)8,780
Effort hours32
Contr. through
Registered2022-06-07
Updated2022-07-25
StatusPublished
Sharing policy CC-BY (All)
Shared with None
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