The Alaska Fisheries Science Center website is now part of the NOAA Fisheries website.
Some information may not be up to date. Join us at our new location,
Please contact with any questions.

link to AFSC home page
Mobile users can use the Site Map to access the principal pages

link to AFSC home page link to NMFS home page link to NOAA home page

Auke Bay Laboratories Data Sets

ABL Home
Interagency Cooperation
Marine Ecology & Stock Assessment
Recruitment, Energetics, & Coastal Assessment
Ecosystem Monitoring & Assessment
Division Activities:
Current Research
Data Sets
Quarterly Archives

Many data sets have been collected by Auke Bay Laboratories over the years. For our purposes, a data set is defined as a collection of data records organized around a common attribute. A data set is created by converting raw data into records. Raw data are collected by the trained observer, and then converted into processed data by one or more actions. A record is a collection of processed data organized around some common attribute, such as date of collection, locality of collection, individual animal and so forth. A data set is a collection of those records.

Metadata is a file that contains details regarding the basic characteristics of a data set. These are the details about who, what, when, where, why, and how the data was collected. More information about metadata can be found at the FGDC website.

All of these metadata files can also be found by searching the InPort data repository using "ABL" in the search field or the data set name for quick results.

Publically Available Data and Databases

            | Home | Site Map | Contact Us | FOIA | Privacy | Disclaimer | | Accessibility | Print |           doc logo