A General Guide for Deriving Abundance Estimates from Hydroacoustic Data





Data management

Plans must be made for the storage and back-up of all data.  This includes:

  • how data are to be collected, backed up, and stored during the survey;
  • who is responsible for collection and quality assurance;
  • what meta-data are to be collected (e.g., date and time of cruise, vessel name and survey leader and crew names, weather conditions)
  • where the primary data will be stored after the survey, and;
  • where backup copies will be housed.