Office of the Chief Information Officer &
High Performance Computing and Communications

Peer Review Plans


Title and Description:

Review of Sea Scallop Survey Methodologies

Examine all of the primary survey methods for assessing sea scallop abundance. Examine sea scallop survey methods including scallop dredge surveys conducted on research vessels, scallop dredge surveys conducted on commercial vessels, the drop camera survey, and the HabCam system. The objectives are to assess the strong and weak points of each sampling approach, and identify the complementary facets of each survey methodology and opportunities for each method as part of the scallop survey sampling program going forward.

ID:310 Info. Type:  ISI
Estimated DIssemination Date: 8/15/2015
Contact Person: Michael Liddel NOAA Locator

Date First Posted in Peer Review Agenda: 5/18/2015
Estimated Peer Review Start Date: 3/17/2015
Review type:
Number of reviewers: 4-10.
Peer reviewers will be selected by: A designated outside agency, Center for Independent Experts.

Will the public, including scientific or professional societies, be asked to nominate potential peer reviewers? no

Will there be opportunities for the public to comment on the work product to be peer reviewed? yes

How and When? During the peer review.

Will the agency provide significant and relevant public comments to the peer reviewers before they conduct their review? no.

Primary disciplines or expertise needed in the review: Expertise in optical imaging, use of dredge surveys, geostatistics, model-based estimation, statistical design in surveys.

Comments on Peer Review:

Charge to reviewers

Final peer review report

Final work product