Southeast Fishery-Independent Survey (PC1204, ME70)

The Southeast Fishery-Independent Survey (SEFIS) was created by the National Marine Fisheries Service in 2010 and operates out of the NOAA Beaufort Laboratory. The survey conducts fishery-independent sampling and related applied research, focusing on the assessment of spatial variability in distribution and abundance of marine fish species within the snapper-grouper complex, via data collected from fish traps, video cameras, and acoustic gears. The NOAA ship Pisces departed Morehead City, NC on 24 July 2012 for a SEFIS research cruise in continental shelf and shelf-break waters off the southeastern U.S. During this survey, 385 sq km of multibeam data were collected from 29 discrete areas in the sea area of Raleigh Bay, NC. A total of 328 concomitant trap-camera samples were collected. During PC1204, Caris multibeam processing methods were used at sea for the first time. SEFIS program website:
http://www.sefsc.noaa.gov/labs/beaufort/ecosystems/sefis/
  • Cite as: Southeast Fisheries Science Center (2012): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (PC1204, ME70). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5W66HRK [access date]
gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.wcd:PC1204_ME70
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 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 Zeb Schobernd
Biologist
NOAA Fisheries - Beaufort Laboratory
252-728-8736
zeb.schobernd@noaa.gov
Dataset Principal Investigator Nate Bacheler
Coordinator, Southeast Fishery-Independent Survey (SEFIS)
NOAA Fisheries - Beaufort Laboratory
252.838.0825
nate.bacheler@noaa.gov
Time Period 2012-07-25T00:00:00 to 2012-08-23T00:00:00
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 35.2
S: 34.2
E: -75.3
W: -76.4
Spatial Coverage Map
Documentation links not available.
Publication Dates
  • creation: 2012-07-25
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency Not planned
Purpose Increase the spatial footprint and sample size of fishery-independent sampling in US south Atlantic continental shelf waters (roughtly between Cape Canaveral, FL and Savannah, GA). Mapping data are used to improve survey design and to expand knowledge of hardbottom habitats in the southeast US.
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 (PC1204, ME70). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5W66HRK [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
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)
  • North Atlantic Ocean
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 (PC1204, ME70). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5W66HRK [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
  • NOAA Fisheries - Beaufort Laboratory
Lineage information for: series
Lineage Statement File naming convention errors occurred. Specifically, file names (e.g., PC1204C-D20120726-T212907.raw) include the cruise name (PC1204) followed by an alpha code that indicates the ME70 beam configuration in use. If the letter is "C", the beam configuration file was provided by George Randy Cutter, NOAA NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center. If the letter is "W", the beam configuration file was provided by Tom Weber, Univ. of New Hampshire. Instances occurred where the incorrect code was imprinted on file names. Data users are urged to verify beam configuration by inspecting raw data file structure (e.g., the "W" configuration is composed of 31 beams).
Lineage information for: repository
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.
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
  • PC1204_ME70
Last Modified: 2017-10-02
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