NEFSC Apex Predators Longline Survey (DE0407, EK500)


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            title:  NEFSC Apex Predators Longline Survey (DE0407, EK500)
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        abstract:  The fishery independent survey of Atlantic large and small coastal sharks is conducted bi-annually in U.S. waters. Its primary objective is to conduct a standardized, systematic survey of the shark populations off the U.S. Atlantic coast to provide unbiased indices of relative abundance for species inhabiting the waters from Florida to the Mid-Atlantic. This survey also provides an opportunity to tag sharks with conventional and electronic tags as part of the NEFSC Cooperative Shark Tagging Program, inject with OTC for age validation studies, and to collect biological samples and data used in analyses of life history characteristics (age, growth, reproductive biology, trophic ecology, etc.) and other research of sharks in U.S. coastal waters including the collection of morphometric data for size conversions. The time series of abundance indices from this survey is critical to the evaluation of coastal Atlantic shark species.
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            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.
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                            city:  Horten
                            postalCode:  3191
                            country:  Norway
                            electronicMailAddress:  contact@simrad.com
                        onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                            linkage: http://www.simrad.com/www/01/nokbg0397.nsf/AllWeb/93FDCCAD1CC54473C12573F50076A3C4?OpenDocument
                            name:  Simrad EK500 Scientific echo sounder
                            description:  Information on the Simrad EK500 including file format documentation
                            function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                    role:  (CI_RoleCode) resourceProvider
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:  Simrad EK500
            type:  singlebeam
            description:  The EK500 is a triple frequency scientific echo sounder with a range of available single frequency transducers. This echo sounder was widely used by NOAA Marine fisheries researchers until its replacement by the Simrad EK60 echo sounder
        operation:  (MI_Operation)
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:  DE0407_EK500
            status:  (MD_ProgressCode) completed
            parentOperation: (inapplicable)
        platform:  (MI_Platform)
            citation:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  NOAA Ship Delaware II
                date:  (CI_Date)
                    date:  2014-09-18
                    dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) creation
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:  Delaware II (DE)
            description:  The NOAA Ship DELAWARE II conducts fishery and living marine resource research in support of NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Northeast Fisheries Science Center's (NEFSC) Woods Hole Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA. The ship's normal operating area is the Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank, and the continental shelf and slope from Southern New England to Cape Hatteras, NC. Typical assessment work includes groundfish assessment surveys and Marine Resources Monitoring, Assessment and Prediction (MARMAP) surveys. Research conducted from the DELAWARE II provides an understanding of the physical and biological processes that control year-class strength of key economical fish species. The vessel is operated by NOAA Marine and Aviation Operations.
            sponsor:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/OMAO/MOC-A > Marine Operations Center - Atlantic, NOAA Marine Operations, NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
                contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                    phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                        facsimile:  757-441-6495
                    address:  (CI_Address)
                        deliveryPoint:  NOAA/OMAO/MOC-A
                        deliveryPoint:  439 West York Street
                        city:  Norfolk
                        administrativeArea:  VA
                        postalCode:  23510-1145
                        country:  USA
                        electronicMailAddress:  David.A.Score@noaa.gov
                    onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                        linkage: http://www.moc.noaa.gov/MOC-A/index.html
                        name:  Marine Operations Center - Atlantic
                        description:  NOAA Marine Operations Center-Atlantic (MOC-A) serves as a homeport for one NOAA survey ship and provides administrative, engineering, maintenance and logistical support to NOAA's Atlantic fleet.
                        function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) pointOfContact
            sponsor:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                individualName:
                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NMFS/NEFSC > Northeast Fisheries Science Center
                contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                    phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                        voice:  508-495-2000
                    address:  (CI_Address)
                        deliveryPoint:  166 Water Street
                        city:  Woods Hole
                        administrativeArea:  MA
                        postalCode:  02543-1026
                        country:  USA
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) pointOfContact
            instrument:  (MI_Instrument)
                citation:  (CI_Citation)
                    title:  Simrad ME70 Echosounder
                    date: (inapplicable)
                    identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                        code:  ME70
                    citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                        organisationName:  Simrad - Kongsberg Maritime AS
                        contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                            phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                                voice:  +47 3303 4000 (Norway)
                                facsimile:  +47 3304 2987 (Norway)
                            address:  (CI_Address)
                                deliveryPoint:  P.O. Box 111
                                deliveryPoint:  Strandpromenaden 50
                                city:  Horten
                                postalCode:  3191
                                country:  Norway
                                electronicMailAddress:  contact@simrad.com
                            onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                                linkage: http://www.simrad.com/www/01/nokbg0240.nsf/AllWeb/96CD4279D3997892C125719A003A3862?OpenDocument
                                name:  ME70 documentation
                                description:  Information on the Simrad ME70 inculding file format information
                                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                        role:  (CI_RoleCode) resourceProvider
                identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                    code:  Simrad ME70
                type:  multibeam
                description:  The Simrad ME70 is a high resolution scientific multibeam echo sounder with very low sidelobe levels. It is dedicated for collection of data in the water column. The multibeam echo sounder combines the large and flexible sampling volume of the multibeam swath with the accuracy of the quantitative scientific echo sounder. A bathymetric option is also available to provide a high resolution seabed mapping capability, and the possibility to study the fish habitat.
            instrument:  (MI_Instrument)
                citation:  (CI_Citation)
                    title:  Simrad EK60 Echosounder
                    date: (inapplicable)
                    identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                        code:  EK60
                    citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                        organisationName:  Simrad - Kongsberg Maritime AS
                        contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                            phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                                voice:  +47 3303 4000 (Norway)
                                facsimile:  +47 3304 2987 (Norway)
                            address:  (CI_Address)
                                deliveryPoint:  P.O. Box 111
                                deliveryPoint:  Strandpromenaden 50
                                city:  Horten
                                postalCode:  3191
                                country:  Norway
                                electronicMailAddress:  contact@simrad.com
                            onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                                linkage: http://www.simrad.com/www/01/nokbg0240.nsf/AllWeb/A25148D8E9F00D0DC12570DE0050A7CB?OpenDocument
                                name:  Simrad EK60 Scientific echo sounder
                                description:  Information on the Simrad EK60 including file format documentation.
                                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                        role:  (CI_RoleCode) resourceProvider
                identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                    code:  Simrad EK60
                type:  singlebeam
                description:  The Simrad EK60 Scientific Sounder system is a new generation fishery researchtool, based on experience from the EK500. The new electronic hardware is combined with up to date PC processing and Windows operation. The EK60 provides facilities for accurate echo sounding, data storage, data analysis and reporting results. The system communication is through Ethernet, which gives flexibility in the location of the EK60 system units and allows easy access to data from other instruments or stations on a vessel network. A post processing software, BI60, is also included in the EK60 system.