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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Search Data
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 Principal Investigator Charles H. Thompson
Physical Scientist
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
228-688-2097
charles.h.thompson@noaa.gov
Dataset Principal Investigator Kevin Rademacher
Research Fish Biologist
NMFS/SEFSC/MSLabs
228-549-1635
kevin.r.rademacher@noaa.gov
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.
  • Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
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]
Custodians
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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
  • 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)
  • Caribbean Sea
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
  • Vertical Location > VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
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
  • 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 Uncalibrated
Lineage information for: series
Processor
  • National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
Lineage information for: series
Lineage Statement
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • Simrad ME70
  • Simrad ME70
  • Simrad EK60
  • Simrad ES60
  • Furuno FE700
  • Sea-Bird SBE 9
  • POS/MV 320
  • Eppley PIR
  • SBE SeaCat 21
  • RM Young 61202V
  • RM Young 41382VC
  • RM Young 05106/05306B
Platform
  • Pisces (PC)
Operation
  • PC1202_ME70
Last Modified: 2017-05-30
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