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Methodology of shellfish surveys based on a microcomputer geographic information system

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Shellfish survey observations should be considered as spatially referenced, such that spatial mathematical models of stock density and sampling schemes are two major subjects of survey methodology. A mathematical method of spatial regression with supplementary variables is developed in order to integrate a few layers of spatial data. It allows incorporation of supplementary variables such as bathymetry, temperature, temperature gradient, current velocity, etc., into a model for survey data. The characteristic of spatial regression is the spatially indexed relationship among the variables. The approach permits a flexible sampling scheme. Spatial regression is a new powerful method for coupling layers of information in a geographic information system (GIS) for shellfishery applications. The microcomputer-based Spline Survey Designer Software System (SSDSS) was developed to implement this approach in an aquatic GIS. Employing SSDSS, rapid data analysis and mapping in real-time aboard a research vessel allows adaptive sampling during a survey as a means of improving the sampling scheme using currently available information. Two examples of surveys are given to emphasize characteristics of the methodology.



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Stolyarenko, D . A . 1995. M ethodology of shellfish surveys based on a microcomputer geographic information system. ICES Marine Science Symposia, 199: 259-266.

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