1 Database Document Series
The National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) is Data Manager and Custodian for the fisheries research data owned by the Ministry of Fisheries.
The Ministry of Fisheries data set incorporates historic research data, data collected or held by MAF Fisheries prior to the split in 1995 of Policy to the Ministry of Fisheries and research to NIWA, and more recently data collected by NIWA and other research providers for the Ministry of Fisheries.
This document describes the acoustic database, and is part of the database documentation series produced by NIWA. It supersedes the previous documentation on the acoustic database [Macaulay 2000], and is intended as a guide for users and administrators of the acoustic database.
All documents in this series include a summary of the database design, a description of the main data structures accompanied by an Entity Relationship Diagram (ERD), and a listing of all the main tables. The ERD graphically shows how all the tables link together.
Access to this database is restricted to nominated personnel as specified in the Schedule 6 of the current Data Management contract between the Ministry of Fisheries and NIWA. Any requests for data should in the first instance be directed to the Ministry of Fisheries.
This document was produced using the LATEX document preparation system. The constitutent files are stored in the CVS revision control system and the current version is 1.20.