Ecosystem Monitoring (PC1609, EK60)

The Ecosystem Monitoring (aka Ecomon) survery uses bongo and CTD sampling to monitor and map the distribution of zooplankton, krill and smaller organisms) and the physical environment. The survey has been conducted four times per year (although fewer times in recent years) in each season on the continental shelf from Cape Hatteras, NC to the Canadian waters of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Acoustic data are occasionally collected. Marine mammal and bird observations have been collected in the past.
  • Cite as: Northeast Fisheries Science Center (2016): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (PC1609, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V52805T9 [access date]
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Distribution Formats
  • Simrad EK60 raw (.raw) format (Version: 1)
    • File Specification: Simrad EK60 raw files. See the Simrad EK60 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 Jerry Prezioso
Oceanographer
NEFSC
401-782-3277
jerry.prezioso@noaa.gov
Time Period 2016-10-18T22:51:38 to 2016-10-21T00:00:00
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 41.6127898599605
S: 39.8257101263774
E: -70.6012300144223
W: -71.8443000436386
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
    Publication Dates
    • creation: 2016-10-18
    Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
    Data Update Frequency Not planned
    Purpose Monitor and map the distribution and abundance of zooplankton along the continental shelf and monitor the physical environment.
    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: Northeast Fisheries Science Center (2016): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (PC1609, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V52805T9 [access date]
    Custodians
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Resource Providers

    • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/NEFSC > Northeast Fisheries Science Center
    Points of Contact

    • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/NEFSC > Northeast 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)
    • North Atlantic Ocean
    Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
    • Global
    • Vertical Location > Sea Floor
    Use Constraints
    • Cite as: Northeast Fisheries Science Center (2016): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (PC1609, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V52805T9 [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 Calibrated w/ calibration data
    Lineage information for: series
    Processor
    • NEFSC
    Lineage information for: series
    Lineage Statement The cruise was cut short due to mechanical issues with the vessel, so only about 3 days of data were collected.
    Acquisition Information (collection)
    Instrument
    • Simrad EK60
    • 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
    • PC1609_EK60
    Last Modified: 2017-08-03
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