Shelikof Strait Acoustic-Trawl Survey of Walleye Pollock (DY1303, ME70)

The Midwater Assessment and Conservation Engineering (MACE) program of NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Fisheries Science Center (AFSC) conducted an acoustic-trawl (AT) stock assessment survey in the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) during late winter and early spring of 2013 to estimate the distribution and abundance of walleye pollock (Gadus chalcogrammus). The survey areas included the Shelikof Strait, Marmot Bay, and along the GOA shelf break east of Chirikof Island (March 15-27, 2013). The survey was conducted aboard NOAA Ship Oscar Dyson, a 64 meter stern trawler equipped with acoustic and oceanographic instrumentation, and biological sampling capabilities. The primary instrumentation for the survey was a Simrad EK60 split-beam echosounder system utilizing five frequencies (18, 38, 70, 120, and 200 kHz) and a Simrad ME70 multibeam echosounder, with the ME70 trigger synchronized to the EK60 system.
  • Cite as: Alaska Fisheries Science Center (2013): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (DY1303, ME70). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5BK1996 [access date]
gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.wcd:DY1303_ME70
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Distribution Formats
  • Kongsberg/Simrad instrument files (.raw or .wcd) (Version: 1)
    • File Specification: Kongsberg/Simrad .raw files are generated by ME70, EK60 or ES60 instruments. They contain power and optionally angular position data with each beam/frequency identified by an independent channel. See the Simrad interface specification manual for further information. The .wcd files are generated by Kongsberg EM302 or EM122 instruments. See Kongsberg documentation for more information.
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 Chris Wilson
Supervisory Research Fish Biologist
DOC/NOAA/NMFS/AFSC > Alaska Fisheries Science Center
(206) 526-6435
chris.wilson@noaa.gov
Time Period 2013-03-14T18:29:11 to 2013-03-28T15:37:01
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 58.4931787533
S: 55.6184802767
E: -151.667669953
W: -156.72320349
Spatial Coverage Map
Documentation links not available.
Publication Dates
  • creation: 2013-03-14
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency Not planned
Purpose Acoustic-trawl survey of walleye pollock in Shelikof Strait area of the Gulf of Alaska
Use Limitations
  • Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Alaska Fisheries Science Center (2013): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (DY1303, ME70). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5BK1996 [access date]
Custodians
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Resource Providers
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/AFSC > Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Points of Contact
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/AFSC > Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • 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)
  • Gulf of Alaska
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
  • Vertical Location > VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Alaska Fisheries Science Center (2013): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (DY1303, ME70). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5BK1996 [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 will be available at or before 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 Calibrated w/ calibration data
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Processor
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/AFSC > Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • Simrad ME70
  • Simrad ES60
  • Knudsen CHIRP 3260
  • Sippican XBT/XSV
  • SBE 49 FastCAT
  • SBE 911plus CTD
  • SBE 32
  • POS/MV 320
Platform
  • Oscar Dyson (DY)
Operation
  • DY1303_ME70
Last Modified: 2017-05-30
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