NEFSC 2002 Deepwater Biodiversity (AL0207, EK500)

The primary objective is to collect fish, cephalopod, and crustacean specimens from the bottom and midwaters at maximum depths possible with available trawl wire. These collections will be used for tissue samples, photographs of freshly collected specimens and systematic characters, and voucher specimens in museum collections at the National Museum of Natural History, Peabody Museum, the Museum of Comparative Zoology, and the Delaware Museum of Natural History. These collections and observations contribute to ongoing research on biodiversity of deepwater nekton and other megafauna in the western North Atlantic. Additionally, the cruise will provide educational experience in deep-sea biology to students several institutions.
  • Cite as: Northeast Fisheries Science Center (2002): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (AL0207, EK500). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5V122RN [access date]
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Search Data
Distribution Formats
  • Simrad EK500 data logged in .ek5 format (Version: 1)
    • File Specification: Simrad EK500 data logged with Echolog 500. These files contain EK500 data telegrams output by an EX500 on its Ethernet port. The .ek5 file contains binary Ethernet packets as output by the Simrad echosounder. The EK500 manual contains full details of the EK500 Ethernet telegram formats and should be consulted for interpreting the Ethernet packets recorded within an .ek5 file.
Ordering Instructions Contact the Water Column Sonar Data Manager to order data
Distributor Chuck Anderson
Water Column Sonar Data Manager
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
(303) 497-4742
wcd.info@noaa.gov
Dataset Principal Investigator Michael Vecchione
Lab Director
National Systematics Lab
202-633-1751
michael.vecchione@noaa.gov
Time Period 2002-01-01T00:00:00 to 2002-12-31T23:59:59
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 41.3155
S: 35.48
E: -70.3949
W: -76.2042
Spatial Coverage Map
Documentation links not available.
Publication Dates
  • creation: 2002-01-01
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency Not planned
Purpose Explore deepwater habitats using bottom and pelagic trawls and acoustic technology.
Use Limitations
  • These data are considered raw and have not been subjected to the NOAA's quality control or quality assurance procedures. They are released for limited public use as preliminary data to be used only with appropriate caution. NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
  • Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Northeast Fisheries Science Center (2002): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (AL0207, EK500). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5V122RN [access date]
Resource Providers
  • Dataset contact information not available
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Publisher information not available.
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Acoustics > Acoustic Scattering
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Aquatic Sciences > Fisheries
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Acoustics
  • Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Pelagic
  • Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems
  • Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Benthic
  • Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Aquatic Ecosystems
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
  • Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Seafloor Topography
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (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
Instrument keywords
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > Acoustic Sounders > WCMS > Water Column Mapping System
Place keywords
  • North Atlantic Ocean
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
  • Vertical Location > VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Northeast Fisheries Science Center (2002): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (AL0207, EK500). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5V122RN [access date]
Access Constraints
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
  • Resource may not be available for up to one year after initial collection.
Fees
  • Free
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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.
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Lineage Statement Uncalibrated
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Processor
  • National Systematics Lab
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Lineage Statement
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • Simrad EK500
  • Simrad EK60
Platform
  • Albatross IV (AL)
Operation
  • AL0207_EK500
Last Modified: 2017-05-30
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