Report of the Workshop on Implementation and Use in IBAS of a New Common Acoustic Database (WKBIFS-ACOU)
reportposted on 2016-01-01, 00:00 authored by ICESICES
The WKBIFS-ACOU workshop is part of the Horizon 2020 (H2020) project AtlantOS task 2.4.ICES data portal is now operational allowing for uploading acoustic and biotic data from acoustic surveys into the central acoustic database. Validation is done using XML schema and schematron screening rules on top. Likewise, the acoustic and biotic data within the database can be downloaded in various formats feeding into the assessment software StoX and EchoR.The current national computerization methods follow a very robust abundance esti-mation protocol which in addition allows diverse implementation nationally by com-bining the national survey estimates by ICES statistical rectangles within subdivisions into the final annual tuning indices.However, the current computerization method is not transparent and also difficult to reproduce centrally even having a central acoustic database.