About this e-journal

Scope and aims

The Pacific States Electronic-journal of Scientific Visualizations (PSESV) has been developed to provide an avenue for the publication of electronic scientific visualizations of fisheries related data relevant to the region serviced by the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) and in line with its mission. PSESV will publish original visualizations of scientific data that aim to improve communication among scientists, managers, and other stakeholders on fisheries related topics. Like the mission of the PSMFC the scope of this journal will be broad, providing a venue to publish visualizations on subjects ranging from fisheries oceanography to socio-economics.


electronic scientific visualizations, Pacific Ocean, Pacific coast, Bering Sea, Alaska, California, Idaho, Oregon, Washington, aquatic environment, aquatic ecology, climate, conservation, fisheries, fisheries biology, fisheries oceanography, fisheries management, economics, sociology, fish, marine mammals, marine birds, aquatic invertebrates


All visualizations, materials, and data published in PSESV are open source. We ask that any visualizations, data, or code obtained from this journal be properly referenced to PSESV and the publishing author.

By publishing in PSESV the authors are making a free and unencumbered release of these materials into the public domain.

Anyone is free to copy, modify, publish, use, compile, sell, or distribute these visualizations, associated code, and data, for any purpose, commercial or non-commercial, and by any means. In jurisdictions that recognize copyright laws, the author or authors of the visualizations dedicate any and all copyright interest to the public domain. They make this dedication for the benefit of the public at large and to the detriment of their heirs and successors. They intend this dedication to be an overt act of relinquishment in perpetuity of all present and future rights under copyright law.

The visualizations, associated data, and code are provided "as is", without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and noninfringement. In no event shall the authors be liable for any claim, damages or other liability, whether in an action of contract, tort or otherwise, arising from, out of or in connection with the visualizations, associated data, and code or the use or other dealings in the visualizations, associated data, and code.