2013-2014 California Current Ecosystem (CCE14): Acoustic-Trawl Survey of Coastal Pelagic Fishes (Legs I and II); and Investigations of hake survey methods, life history, and associated ecosystem (Legs III and IV) (SH1405, ME70)

The 2014 acoustic-trawl method (ATM) project aboard Bell M. Shimada represents a joint effort between the SWFSC and the NWFSC in investigating elements of the California Current Ecosystem (CCE). The primary goal is to use the ATM to estimate the biomasses, distributions, and biological compositions of the northern sub-population of sardine, other CPS (e.g., mackerels, anchovy, herring, and smelts), hake, krill, and gelatinous zooplankton within the survey region. The adaptive sampling may span the northern sub-population of sardine, probably between Cape Flattery to Point Conception, but potentially from the northern end of Vancouver Island, Canada to the U.S.-Mexican border, as safely navigable in the east, and to the western extent of CPS and hake backscatter in the west. The seconary goal is to investigate the methods that will improve the accuracy and efficiency of the Pacific hake (Merluccius productus) in the California Current Ecosystem (CCE). The overall 2014 effort, hereafter referred to as CCE14, consists of five project legs: Legs I and II: A SWFSC-led survey of coastal pelagic fishes (CPS), demersal fishes, zooplankton, and their oceanographic habitats within the California Current Ecosystem will be conducted during Leg I and Leg II (24 June to 24 August). This ATM survey will assess biomasses, distributions, and biological compositions of multiple species and trophic levels within the adaptively sampled region spanning the northern subpopulation of Pacific sardine (Sardinops sagax). During Leg II, as time permits (at the discretion of the Chief Scientist), the NWFSC will sample age-1 hake and characterize the western extent of adult hake. Legs III and IV: NWFSC-led investigations of Pacific hake (Merluccius productus) and joint survey methods, life history, and associated ecosystem components (trophic structure and oceanography) will be conducted during CCE14 Leg III and Leg IV (28 August to 14 September). The data included here are only those collected during Legs III and IV by NWFSC.
  • Cite as: Northwest Fisheries Science Center (2014): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (SH1405, ME70). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V54Q7RZW [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.
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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 Julia Getsiv-Clemons
Oceanographer
NOAA/NMFS/NWFSC
541-867-0539
julia.clemons@noaa.gov
Dataset Principal Investigator Steve de Blois
Research Fishory Biologist
NWFSC
206-860-3478
steve.deblois@noaa.gov
Time Period 2014-08-28T23:42:29 to 2014-09-14T16:23:05
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 48.53453
S: 37.89878
E: -122.389
W: -125.18062
Spatial Coverage Map
Documentation links not available.
Publication Dates
  • creation: 2014-08-28
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency Not planned
Purpose to assess the abundance, distribution, and biology of pacific sardine (Sardinops sagax) and other coastal pelagic species (CPS) off the west coast of US and Canada, and to investigate the methods that will improve the accuracy and efficiency of the Pacific hake (Merluccius productus) in the California Current Ecosystem (CCE)
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: Northwest Fisheries Science Center (2014): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (SH1405, ME70). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V54Q7RZW [access date]
Custodians
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Resource Providers
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/NWFSC > Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Points of Contact
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/NWFSC > Northwest Fisheries Science Center
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/NWFSC > Northwest 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 Pacific Ocean
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
  • Vertical Location > VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Northwest Fisheries Science Center (2014): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (SH1405, ME70). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V54Q7RZW [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/NMFS/NWFSC
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
  • Bell M. Shimada (SH)
Operation
  • SH1405_ME70
Last Modified: 2017-05-30
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