Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries SED Dataset 2_17_11

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This GIS data layer represents point coverage of seafloor sediment size and composition in Massachusetts territorial waters. The data were created by aggregating available sediment point data collected from the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) usSEABED, version 1.0, U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 118 (Reid 2005), the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Sediment data were collected between 1884 to 2008 from a variety of published and unpublished sediment texture and other geologic data. As such, the data has a variety of different horizontal accuracies and sampling and analysis methodologies. The dataset includes relative data quality for each point. More information regarding the compiled data sources and data quality assessment is available in Ford, K.H. and S.E. Voss. 2010. Seafloor sediment composition in Massachusetts determined using point data. Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries Technical Report, TR-45. 21pp.
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Distributor Data Manager
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
(303) 497-6338
geology.info@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact Kathryn Ford & Steven Voss
Fisheries Habitat Technician
Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
508-990-2860
steven.voss@state.ma.us
Dataset Point of Contact Marine Geology Data Manager
Marine Geology Data Manager
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
(303) 497-4603
geology.info@noaa.gov
Coverage Description Northwest Atlantic Ocean offshore Massachusetts
Time Period 1884-01-01 to 2008-12-31
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 42.965
S: 41.1069
E: -69.7492
W: -71.2353
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Resource title not available.
    • Parent Archive
      Information about the Marine Geology Data Archive at NCEI.
  • NOAA/NCEI Marine Geology WAF
  • Parent ID (indicates this is related to other data):
    • gov.noaa.ngdc:Marine_Geology
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2011-02-17
  • revision: 2011-02-17
Data Presentation Form mapDigital
Dataset Progress Status Under development - data is currently in the process of being created
Data Update Frequency As needed - New versions may be archived in the future.
Supplemental Information
These data were compiled in part to support the Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan, December 2009.
Purpose These data were compiled for the creation of surficial sediment maps.
Use Limitations
  • Please cite the originator of the data set, the date downloaded, and the National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA, as the source of the data.
Originators
  • Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Acknowledgments
  • These spatial data were compiled by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries.
Theme keywords Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Scientific archives
  • Electronic records
  • Oceanography
  • Ocean bottom
  • Geology
  • Submarine geology
  • Marine sediments
SeaDataNet Common Vocabularies
  • Marine geology
USGS Science Topics
  • Sea-floor characteristics
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Sediments
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sediment Composition
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sedimentary Textures
Data Center keywords NASA/GCMD Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Photon/Optical Detectors > Cameras
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > CORING DEVICES
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > DREDGING DEVICES
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Samplers > Grabbers/Traps/Collectors > GRAB SAMPLERS
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Corers > SEDIMENT CORERS
Place keywords Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
  • Massachusetts
  • Gulf of Maine
  • Massachusetts Bay
  • Cape Cod Bay
  • Nantucket Sound
  • Vineyard Sound
  • Buzzards Bay
Project keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Project Keywords
  • Unknown
  • ICSU-WDS > International Council for Science - World Data System
Use Constraints
  • Use Constraints: Public domain data from the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF), an agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game, are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize DMF as the source of these data. You are not permitted to use DMF's name or to suggest that DMF endorses your project or product, without its express written consent. While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the state of the art, DMF cannot assume liability for any damages or misrepresentation caused by any inaccuracies in the data or as a result of changes to the data caused by system transfers. The user must be aware of data conditions and bear responsibility for the appropriate use of these data with respect to possible errors, original map scale, collection methodology, currency of data, and other conditions specific to these data. Distribution Liability: Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these data, errors and conditions originating from physical sources used to develop these data may be reflected in the data supplied. The client must be aware of data conditions and bear responsibility for the appropriate use of the information with respect to possible errors, original map scale, collection methodology, currency of data, and other conditions specific to certain data. In no event shall MADMF be liable for any damages, whether general, special, incidental or consequential damages, arising out of your use of these data. Your sole remedy for damages is to stop using the data. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless MADMF and its employees against any claim, loss, liability or expense, including attorneys' fees, resulting from loss of or damage to property or the injury to or death of any person arising out of the use of the data.
Access Constraints
  • Access Constraints: None. These data are in the public domain. GIS files are freely available for download.
Fees
  • GIS and coordinate files may be downloaded at no charge.
Lineage information for: dataset
Lineage Statement Lineage prior to transfer to NGDC is given below
Processing Environment Native Dataset Environment: Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.0.1770 Shapefile
Source Datasets
  • usSEABED: Atlantic Coast Offshore Surficial Sediment Data Release
    • MWRA: 2007 Boston Harbor Benthic Monitoring: GRN_SZ Data
      • EPA: National Coastal Assessment-Northeast/Massachusetts
        • EPA: Environmental Monitoring & Assessment Program, Virginian Province
          • MADMF Resource Assessment Project: Trawl Survey Hang Data
            • MADMF Coastal Lobster Project: Sediment Verification of Ventless Trap Survey Sites
              • Grain size laboratory samples, 2004-2008
                Lineage information for: repository
                Processing Steps
                • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
                Acquisition Information (collection)
                Instrument
                • various
                • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
                Platform
                • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS
                Last Modified: 2015-12-31
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