SEAMAP Caribbean Reef Fish Survey (PC1202, ME70)

Objectives of the 2012 SEAMAP Caribbean Reef Fish Survey were to assess relative abundance of reef fish species around the US Caribbean Islands, estimate length-frequency distributions of sampled species, collect otoliths from fish for age/growth analysis, collect conductivity, temperature, dissolved oxygen, fluorescence, and transmissivity data profiles of the water column at each sample site, and collect acoustic echosounder data with Simrad ME70 and EK60 echosounders at each sample site.
  • Cite as: Southeast Fisheries Science Center (2012): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (PC1202, ME70). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V52J68V1 [access date]
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Distribution Formats
  • Simrad ME70 raw (.raw) format (Version: 1)
    • File Specification: Simrad ME70 raw files. See the Simrad ME70 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 No POCs available for this dataset
Dataset No POCs available for this dataset
Time Period 2012-06-04T14:45:48 to 2012-06-24T21:36:42
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 18.61504
S: 17.6164
E: -64.6828
W: -67.53998
Spatial Coverage Map
Documentation links not available.
Publication Dates
  • creation: 2012-06-04
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency Not planned
Purpose SEAMAP reef fish survey of natural hard bottom areas located on the insular shelf and shelf edge of the 4 major US Caribbean Islands.
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.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Southeast Fisheries Science Center (2012): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (PC1202, ME70). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V52J68V1 [access date]
Resource Providers
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/SEFSC > Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Points of Contact
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/SEFSC > Southeast Fisheries Science Center
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/SEFSC > Southeast Fisheries Science Center
Publishers
    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
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)
  • Caribbean Sea
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
  • Vertical Location > VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
Keywords
    Use Constraints
    • Cite as: Southeast Fisheries Science Center (2012): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (PC1202, ME70). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V52J68V1 [access date]
    Access Constraints
    • Resource may not be available for up to one year after initial collection.
    Fees
    • Free
    Lineage information for: collectionHardware
    Lineage Statement Uncalibrated
    Lineage information for: series
    Lineage information for: series
    Lineage Statement
    Acquisition Information (collection)
    Operation
    • PC1202_ME70
    Last Modified: 2017-05-30
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