Southeast Fishery-Independent Survey (PC1603, ME70)

The NOAA ship Pisces departed Morehead city on 3 July 2016 for a Southeast Fishery-Independent Survey (SEFIS) research cruise in continental shelf and shelf-break waters off the southeastern U.S. SEFIS was created by the National Marine Fisheries Service in 2010 and operates out of the Beaufort Laboratory. The survey was created to conduct applied fishery-independent sampling and related research focusing on the assessment of spatial variability in distribution and abundance of red snapper and other reef species within the snapper-grouper complex, via data collected from fish traps, video cameras, and acoustics. During this survey, 466 sq km of multibeam data were collected from 27 discrete areas found between 33-35 Deg N, 75-80 Deg W.
  • Cite as: Southeast Fisheries Science Center (2016): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (PC1603, ME70). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5K64G4J [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 Principal Investigator Nate Bacheler
Coordinator, Southeast Fishery-Independent Survey (SEFIS)
NOAA Fisheries - Beaufort Laboratory
252.838.0825
nate.bacheler@noaa.gov
Dataset Principal Investigator Zeb Schobernd
Biologist
NOAA Fisheries - Beaufort Laboratory
252-728-8736
zeb.schobernd@noaa.gov
Time Period 2016-07-03T19:57:43 to 2016-08-02T21:02:52
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 34.85551
S: 33.24109
E: -75.41795
W: -77.85793
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
    Publication Dates
    • creation: 2016-07-03
    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 Onslow Bay, North Carolina (primarily between Cape Lookout and Cape Fear, NC). Mapping data are used to improve survey design and to expand knowledge of hardbottom habitats important for reef fish species 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 (2016): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (PC1603, ME70). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5K64G4J [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
    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
    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
    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
    • Global
    • Vertical Location > Sea Floor
    Use Constraints
    • Cite as: Southeast Fisheries Science Center (2016): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (PC1603, ME70). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5K64G4J [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 prefixes include choice of ME70 beam configuration in the 17-18 text positions. For example: PC1603_ME70_NAT_CT-D20160703-T195743 = CT CT = Beam configuration designed by Charles Thompson, NOAA NMFS SEFSC NW = Beam configuration designed by Tom Weber, Univ. of New Hampshire RC = Beam configuration designed by Randy Cutter, NOAA NMFS SWFSC
    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
    • PC1603_ME70
    Last Modified: 2017-05-31
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