Accession Number : ADA327488

Title :   Analysis of Data from Time-Depth Recorders and Satellite-Linked Time-Depth Recorders: Report of a Technical Workshop,

Corporate Author : ALASKA UNIV FAIRBANKS INST OF MARINE SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Testa, J. W. ; Kovacs, K. ; Francis, J. ; York, A. ; Hindell, M.

PDF Url : ADA327488

Report Date : 31 MAY 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : A workshop involving statisticians and biologists was held from September 20-22, 1992 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The sessions included brief presentations by one or two people on analyses that have been tried, followed by discussion of those approaches, suggestions and discussion of new approaches. The workshop made clear that a set of cohesive analysis protocols would not suffice for the variety of data being collected with TDRs and related instruments. At the same time, there was unanimous agreement that the workshop made obvious many similarities in the problems faced by different researchers and that a significant start had been made at addressing some of those problems. Many felt that the workshop's greatest accomplishments involved connecting marine mammal researchers with statisticians expert in appropriate methods. These collaborations are expected to improve the analysis of the data sets discussed during the workshop and, moreover, to provide models for other workers analyzing dive data from a variety of marine organisms.

Descriptors :   *WORKSHOPS, RECORDING SYSTEMS, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, SEALS(MAMMALS), JOINT TEST AND EVALUATION, SATELLITE TRACKING SYSTEMS, BIOLOGISTS.

Subject Categories : Biology
      Recording and Playback Devices
      Active & Passive Radar Detection & Equipment

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE