Data Requests


The Alaska Salmon Program has been collecting ecological data on Bristol Bay sockeye salmon populations and the lakes and streams in which they spawn during the ice-free season (June–September) since 1946. The table below provides an overview of the main data types, collection locations, and time span for the data we have collected. Not all datasets were sampled every year within the time span they have been collected. These data are available to the public. If you are requesting data, please include a statement of purpose detailing your professional affiliation, your scientific question(s), and your intended use of the data. Alaska Salmon Program faculty, staff, and students have priority use of the data – this statement is to ensure that there are no overlaps with current ASP projects.

We often receive broad data requests for ‘all data from all systems’. The Alaska Salmon Program will not fill these types of requests. Data requests should be fit to specific project questions and be supported by a statement of purpose.

 
Juvenile Salmonids and Competitors
Adult salmonids
Fyke Net
Beach Seine
Tow Net
Spawning Ground Surveys
Age Composition
Aleknagik
1954-1958,
2008-2015
1962-2015
1958-2015
1946-2015
1947-2015
Nerka
1960-1970
1957-2015
1946-2015
1950-2015
Little Togiak
1966-1983
1958-2015
1947-2015
1950-2015
Beverley
1969
1958-1988, 2006-2014
1946-2015
1947-2015
Kulik
1969
1958-1988,2006-2014
1946-2015
1950-2015
Iliamna
1962-1983, 2004-2009
1961-2015
1946-1984
2000-2015
Chignik
2005-2006
1956-2015
1961-2015
1966-1972
Black
1956-2015
1961-2015
1973-1980
Fyke Net: length, mass
Beach Seine: abundance, species, length, relative
Tow Net: length, mass, relative abundance
Temperatures: degrees Celsius, depth in meters when applicable
Zooplankton: community composition, density, ID to taxa

 
Limnology
Hydrology
Environmental Data
Temperature Profile
Water Clarity
Surface Temperature
Zooplankton Density
Chlorophyll
Stream Discharge
Stream Water Level
Lake Level
Ice Breakup
Continuous stream temps
Continuous lake temps
Aleknagik
1962-2015
1961-2015
1961-2015
1957-2015
1961-2015
2008-2015
2010-2015
1998-2015
1949-2015
2008-2015
1998-2015
Nerka
1962-2015
1961-2015
1961-2015
1961-2015
1961-2015
2008-2015
2010-2015
1952-2015
2008-2015
1998-2015
Little Togiak
1962-2015
1961-2015
1961-2015
1961-2015
1961-2015
2008-2015
2010-2015
2008-2015
1998-2015
Beverley
1962-2015
1961-2015
1961-2015
1961-2015
1961-2015
2008-2015
2010-2015
2008-2015
1998-2015
Kulik
1962-2015
1961-2015
1961-2015
1961-2015
1961-2015
2008-2015
2010-2015
2008-2015
1998-2015
Iliamna
1961-2015
1961-2015
1961-2015
1961-2015
1961-1995
2013-2015
1961-2015
1969-2015
2012-2015
1990-2015
Chignik
2001-2015
1960-2014
1960-2014
1961-2015
1961-2015
2008-2015
2008-2015
Black
2001-2015
1961-2015
1961-2015
1961-2015
1961-2015
2008-2015
2008-2015
2008-2015

To request data, or for general data-related questions, please email Jackie Carter (jlcarter@uw.edu) and include the subject line “ASP Data Request.” By requesting data, you are confirming that you have read and agree to the terms of the Data Use Agreement detailed below.

Data Use Agreement

The sharing of scientific data has the potential to greatly increase communication, collaboration and synthesis within and among disciplines.  Use of this dataset is encouraged and permission is granted subject to the following terms:

Acceptable use. Use of the dataset will be restricted to academic, research, educational, governmental, recreational, or other not-for-profit professional purposes. You are permitted to produce and distribute derived works from this dataset provided that they are released under the same license terms as those accompanying this dataset. Any other uses for the dataset or its derived products will require explicit permission from the University of Washington – School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences’ Alaska Salmon Program.

Redistribution. The data are provided for use only by the person or group requesting the data. The metadata and this license must accompany all copies made and be available to all users of the dataset. You will not redistribute the original dataset beyond this collaboration sphere. Please refer outside inquiries to the Alaska Salmon Program.

Citation. It is considered a matter of professional ethics to acknowledge the work of other scientists. Thus, you should properly cite this dataset in any publications or in the metadata of any derived data products that were produced using this dataset.

Acknowledgement. Any publication resulting from use of this dataset should acknowledge all institutional support and specific funding awards referenced in the metadata accompanying this dataset. Acknowledgments should identify the institutional support and funding agencies, the Alaska Salmon Program, and any identifying information such as grant numbers. Notification. You will notify the Alaska Salmon Program when any work or publication based on or derived from this dataset is distributed. You will provide the Alaska Salmon Program with two reprints of any publications resulting from use of this dataset and will provide copies of, or on-line access to, any digital products. Notification will include an explanation of how this dataset was used to produce the derived work.

Collaboration. The dataset has been released in the spirit of open scientific collaboration. You are strongly encouraged to consider consultation, collaboration and/or co-authorship with the appropriate member(s) of Alaska Salmon Program. By accepting this dataset, you agree to abide by the terms of this agreement. The Alaska Salmon Program has the right to terminate this agreement immediately by written notice upon your breach of, or non-compliance with, any of its terms. If you have any questions about these Conditions of Use, please contact Alaska Salmon Program (Chris Boatright cboat@uw.edu or Jackie Carter jlcarter@uw.edu).

Disclaimer 

While substantial efforts are made to ensure the accuracy of data and documentation contained in this dataset, complete accuracy of data and metadata cannot be guaranteed. All data and metadata are made available “as is”. The Alaska Salmon Program and its employees involved in the production or distribution of the dataset are not responsible for damages resulting from its use or interpretation.