SERC Data Table of Contents

meta key # inva008
dataset or series of data Port Valdez, AK Ballast Water Delivery and Management
keywords ships, ballast water, invasion biology, nonindigenous species, Port Valdez, Alaska
originator Ruiz, G.R., Hines, A.H.
file format column, excel spreadsheet, *.xls
platform Windows
study site locale Port Valdez, Alaska, USA
mo./yr. beg. 199705
ongoing? yes
mo./yr. end  
meas. freq. continuous
site size N/A
# of stations N/A
west long. -146.63
east long. -146.5
north lat. 61.1
south lat. 61.08
parameters volume, source, and management of ballast water arriving on commercial vessels that is released in Port Valdez, AK
current sharing status not available
current advertising status scientific publications, conference presentation, SERC Web Site
abstract Volume, source, temperature, salinity, and oxygen concentration of ballast water arriving to Port Valdez, Alaska on commercial oil tankers. Data collected by boarding of vessels by SERC staff. The data come from vessels arriving from the western U.S. (i.e., California, Oregon, and Washington) as well as overseas (primarily Asia). Presently the database includes approximately 130 vessels. This is an on-going project, and a major focus is on measuring ballast management practices, especially ballast water exchange, among vessels as a method to reduce the rate of invasions.
additional documentation / reference article  

Last Updated on 12/28/00
By Michelle Berger