NEFSC 2015 Benthic Habitat Survey (HB1507, EK60)

This survey collects benthic samples using acoustics, nets, and grab samplers. The survey monitors and maps the geological, physical, and biological habitats of the benthic and demersal environment on the U.S. continental shelf and shelf break.
  • Cite as: Northeast Fisheries Science Center (2015): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (HB1507, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V53F4MMJ [access date]
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Distribution Formats
  • Simrad EK60 raw (.raw) format (Version: 1)
    • File Specification: Simrad EK60 raw files. See the Simrad EK60 interface specification manual for additional information.
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 Vincent Guida
Research Fisheries Biologist
NEFSC
732-872-3020
vincent.guida@noaa.gov
Time Period 2015-11-12T21:56:35 to 2015-11-17T13:42:30
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 44.55081
S: 41.32403
E: -67.23719
W: -71.37577
Spatial Coverage Map
Documentation links not available.
Publication Dates
  • creation: 2015-11-12
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency Not planned
Purpose This survey maps the physical and biological characteristics of the continental shelf in the mid-Atlantic region.
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 (2015): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (HB1507, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V53F4MMJ [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
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
Keywords
    Use Constraints
    • Cite as: Northeast Fisheries Science Center (2015): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (HB1507, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V53F4MMJ [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: collectionHardware
    Lineage Statement Calibrated w/ calibration data
    Lineage information for: series
    Processor
    • NEFSC
    Lineage information for: series
    Lineage Statement
    Acquisition Information (collection)
    Instrument
    • Simrad EK60
    Operation
    • HB1507_EK60
    Last Modified: 2017-05-30
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