Tuesday, October 13, 2009

USGS Cooperative Fishery Research – Data Project

Alan Friedlander, formerly with NOAA Fisheries National Ocean Service (NOS)/National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) joined USGS in 2009. Alan is taking over for Jim Parrish, as adjunct faculty at University of Hawaii-Manoa and lead of the Hawai’i Cooperative Fishery Research Unit. With assistance from Pacific Basin Information Node (PBIN) staff, Alan is organizing data related to fish biomass and protected area studies dating back to the early 1970s from field sites throughout the Hawaiian archipelago. PBIN staff and collaborators are assisting with data integration, migration to modern relational database structure, and updates of valid taxonomic names. Alan has several million individual observation records describing hundreds of unique fish species.

(Photo: Maui, Hawaii, man fishing. Credit: John J. Mossesso, NBII Life photos)

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