2013 Small Pelagics Acoustic/Trawl Survey (PC1306, ME70)

Objectives of the 2013 Small Pelagics Acoustic/Trawl Survey were to sample the northern Gulf of Mexico with a 90-ft high opening trawl to facilitate assessments of abundance and distribution of small pelagic fish species, estimate size structures of sampled populations, collect ichtyoplankton samples to mad distribution of fish eggs and larvae, collect profiles of conductivity, temperature, dissolved oxygen, fluorescence, and transmisivity at each sample site, collect splitbeam echosounder data, and collect multibeam echosounder data at select survey areas.
  • Cite as: Southeast Fisheries Science Center (2013): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (PC1306, ME70). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5PC30C5 [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 Michael Hendon
Research Fishery Biologist
NMFS/SEFSC/MSLabs
228-549-1643
michael.hendon@noaa.gov
Dataset Principal Investigator Adam Pollack
Fisheries Biologist
NMFS/SEFSC/MSLabs
228-549-1613
adam.pollack@noaa.gov
Time Period 2013-10-22T16:39:43 to 2013-12-06T16:07:54
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 30.36805
S: 26.05127
E: -83.64268
W: -96.8576
Spatial Coverage Map
Documentation links not available.
Publication Dates
  • creation: 2013-10-22
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency Not planned
Purpose Acoustic/Trawl Survey in northern Gulf of Mexico to assess abundance and distribution of small pelagic fish species.
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 (2013): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (PC1306, ME70). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5PC30C5 [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
  • 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
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 Mexico
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
  • Vertical Location > VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Southeast Fisheries Science Center (2013): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (PC1306, ME70). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5PC30C5 [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
Processor
  • National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
Lineage information for: series
Lineage Statement Some data have interference from other echosounders.
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
Platform
  • Pisces (PC)
Operation
  • PC1306_ME70
Last Modified: 2017-05-30
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