NEFSC 1999 Atlantic Herring Acoustic/Midwater Trawl Survey (DE9909, EK500)

The NEFSC Atlantic herring acoustic survey is a fisheries independent survey that provides scientific data for Atlantic herring assessments in the U.S. mid-Atlantic and New England regions. The survey is conducted in the fall on pre-spawning and spawning herring primarily in the Georges Bank region, but with other historical sites in the Gulf of Maine surveyed. The survey is a systematic design with parallel transects oriented perpendicular to bathymetric features. Midwater trawl sites are selected on an ad hoc basis to sample acoustic backscatter attributed to Atlantic herring as well as backscatter by other organisms. The primary gear is multifrequency Simrad echosounders, but midwater trawl, CTD, and a host of other scientific sensor data are collected ancillary to the acoustic data.
  • Cite as: Northeast Fisheries Science Center (1999): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (DE9909, EK500). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5NC5Z6Z [access date]
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Search Data
Distribution Formats
  • Simrad EK500 data logged with BI500 system (Version: 1)
    • File Specification: Older Simrad EK500 data logged with the BI500 software. Data in multiple files with -Data, -Ping, -Info, -Vlog, -Snap, or -Work at the end of file name.
Ordering Instructions Contact the NCEI 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 Jech
Research Fish Biologist
DOC/NOAA/NMFS/NEFSC> Northeast Fisheries Science Center
508-495-2353
michael.jech@noaa.gov
Time Period 1999-09-09T16:56:30 to 1999-10-14T04:03:47
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 43.82833
S: 40.1243
E: -65.7491
W: -70.42289
Spatial Coverage Map
Documentation links not available.
Publication Dates
  • creation: 1999-09-09
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency Not planned
Purpose The NEFSC Atlantic herring acoustic survey provides fisheries independent abundance and biological data for the U.S. Atlantic herring assessment.
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 (1999): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (DE9909, EK500). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5NC5Z6Z [access date]
Custodians
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Resource Providers
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/NEFSC > Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Points of Contact
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/NEFSC > Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS > National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > Acoustic Sounders > WCMS > Water Column Mapping System
Place keywords International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) Sea Area ("Limits of Oceans and Seas" publication S-23)
  • North Atlantic Ocean
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
  • Vertical Location > VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Northeast Fisheries Science Center (1999): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (DE9909, EK500). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5NC5Z6Z [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
Lineage information for: series
Processor
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/NEFSC> Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Lineage information for: series
Lineage Statement The data files contain the echogram "Q" and single target detections "E" telegrams for 18 (T1), 38 (T2), and 120 (T3) kHz data. The sample angle "B", power "W", volume backscatter "V", and TS "P" data for the 38 kHz were collected, and are available upon request from the NEFSC.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • Simrad EK500
  • Simrad ME70
  • Simrad EK60
Platform
  • Delaware II (DE)
Operation
  • DE9909_leg01
Last Modified: 2017-05-30
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