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Acoustic trawl surveys data portal news and updates

Here you can find the latest news regarding the Acoustic trawl surveys data portal.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​In this page end users can check latest news on many aspects of the Acoustic trawl surveys data portal, from small format changes such as new vocabularies, to large changes affecting the submission format, but also interesting issues regarding upcoming workshops, StoX related news, and a wide variety of topics handled by WGAcousticGov.​​

Training course:

Please check the program and dates of the upcoming Survey estimation and data analyses with StoX using ICES Trawl acoustic database to be held at the IMR in Bergen, Norway 11-15 November 2024.

Registration is open at:

 Survey estimation and data analyses with StoX using ICES Trawl acoustic database

Documentation news:

31 March 2024:

An updated format document is now available for download. The main changes include a review of field descriptions in Catch and Biology sections, inclussion of several submission examples with the most common types of files received for different sampling strategies, and an explanation of them in the format description document.

Format updates:​

From 2024 Q2:

A new field Population will be added to the biotic format, in the Catch section. It will be optional and it will refer to a Vocab list at present in development. The initial Vocab is largely based on the outcomes of WKSIDAC2.

From 2024 Q4:

A new field called LengthUnit will be added to both Catch and Biology sections of the biotic format. It will be conditionaly mandatory when LengthCode is submitted. The input values will be either cm or mm, while the output will be fixed to mm.


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