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Data for calculating population, collision and displacement vulnerability among marine birds of the California Current System associated with offshore wind energy infrastructure (ver. 2.0, June 2017)

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2014-07
End Date
2016-01
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2017-08-03

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Adams, J., Kelsey, E.C., Felis J.J., and Pereksta, D.M., 2017, Data for calculating population, collision and displacement vulnerability among marine birds of the California Current System associated with offshore wind energy infrastructure (ver. 2.0, June 2017): U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F79C6VJ0.

Summary

The U.S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center (USGS-WERC) was requested by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to create a database for marine birds of the California Current System (CCS) that would allow quantification and species ranking regarding vulnerability to offshore wind energy infrastructure (OWEI). This was needed so that resource managers could evaluate potential impacts associated with siting and construction of OWEI within the California Current System section of the Pacific Offshore Continental Shelf, including California, Oregon, and Washington. Along with its accompanying Open File Report (OFR), this comprehensive database can be used (and modified or updated) to quantify marine bird vulnerability [...]

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Purpose

The primary purpose of this project was to design a comprehensive database to quantify marine bird vulnerability to offshore wind energy infrastructure in the CCS. In addition, the metrics used to produce the vulnerability scores are dynamic and can be updated and adjusted as new data become available. Lastly, the vulnerability scores generated in the database can readily be applied to areas in the CCS where offshore renewable energy development is being considered and can be used to help inform planning decisions that will impact seabird conservation.

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The authors of these data require that data users contact them regarding intended use and to assist with understanding limitations and interpretation. Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data on any other system or for general or scientific purposes, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty. Any use of trade, firm, or product names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
Ashy Storm-Petrel. Courtesy of David M Pereksta, BOEM, used with permission
Ashy Storm-Petrel. Courtesy of David M Pereksta, BOEM, used with permission

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Revision 2.0 by Erika Sanchez-Chopitea and Pai Hui Yu on August 3, 2017. To review the changes that were made, see "RevisionHistory_Vulnerability_DataRelease.odt" in the attached files section.

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