Last Modified 30 Aug 2006
responsible for what?
Probes and Probe Companys
Processing Batches of Data
here for a list of criteria in deciding which lobstermen
participate. While we are no longer actively recruiting
(given sufficient numbers of interested participants), we will not turn
away those who show serious interest in collecting good data. Given our
limited resources, we should probably refrain from actively
new temperature/salinity probe participants. If someone
us, seems genuinely interested,
fishes in a location different from other participants, is known by at
least one eMOLT rep as being a reliable data collector, and we have
probes then yes, but we should limit the number of new
participants at least until we find additional support funding.
is responsible for what?
Probes and Probe Companys
Northeast Fisheries Science Center (Jim
maintains emolt.org web site
project participant information (phone,email,probe SN, etc)
temperature, salinity, velocity records
"documentation of deployments" (ie mooring logs)
checks for probe-to-probe biases
in mass groups
drafts proposal renewals & submits
input from other administrators
test instrument accuracy, surveys
develops new equipment like drifters
attends association meetings & forums
Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation (Erin Pelletier)
maintains spending record & generates
& electronic quarterly reports for all associations
maintains communication with related
GOMOOS, Ventless Trap, UNH, MaineDMR,etc)
Association Representatives (Patrice Farrey,
Spinazzola, Jeremy Cates, Dave Casoni)
quarterly attendance at eMOLT
attends all their own association meetings and
presents eMOLT powerpoints on quarterly basis
insert eMOLT news in association newsletter
- enters haul catch data in standard spreadsheet format
- contacts all participants annually and conduct "outreach
procedure" (see below)
attends at least one association
meeting and/or forum per year to discuss eMOLT w/administrators
makes sure all relevant registration
is available to administrators (phone numbers, emails)
- responds to email notices
records position, start and end times, and depth of
There is so far six different vendors we
investigated. We have the most experience, in earlier
with VEMCO, inc who designed their "Minilog" line exactly for this
and we will continue to follow the development of their
To see detail information on VEMCO minilogs, the ONSET 's
TidbiT ,the Icelandic Star-Oddi 's Data Storage Tag 200 below, YSI 6000
, Lotek LTD series, and SEABIRD Microcat probes click
Extensive testing of various probes is conducted both in
field, off the dock, and in the NMFS Aquarium in Woods Hole. The
of these experiments is documented and updated continually
processing batches of temperature data
We want to encourage all
to get their temperature probes in the water and document the
accordingly. Questions one might ask
- Will they bring their probe to
next association meeting or mail weeks before the forum?
- Have they kept good records of their
- If they have already returned data:
have they seen plots of their data?
have they redeployed their probe back in
are they familiar with the "site code"
with those sites?
- Do they know the serial number of their
does it match our records?
- Do they understand the important need to
fix sites for making year-to-year comparison?
- Are they interested in getting
& training on using :
an electronic temperature probe reader for
their own data at home whenever they want?
- a realtime probe
- Have they ever visited the emolt.org web
if so, did they find what they need in terms of:
- Do they prefer to be contacted via email,
mail, visits, fax?
- - Do we have ALL their contact information (email, address, cell#,etc)