Oceanographic Data collected during the Islands in the Stream Expedition on NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter in the North Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico between 2001-05-10 to 2001-10-04 (NCEI Accession 0104416)

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The Islands in the Stream expedition explored protected and unprotected deep water coral reefs and hard-bottom communities throughout the Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic regions. Historically studied as isolated environments, scientists made discoveries that helped link these deep water communities (or "islands") that lie beneath the Yucatan, Loop and Gulf Stream currents (i.e., the 'stream'). The voyage also helped to document pieces of our maritime heritage and engaged the public through numerous education and outreach events. Islands in the Stream was a three-month scientific expedition to marine protected areas and other habitats being considered for protection from offshore of Belize in Central America to North Carolina's continental shelf. 'Islands' are the coral reefs and hard-bottom (also called 'hard substrate') biological communities found along the course of a massive "stream" of ocean currents connecting the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, and the western Atlantic off North America. This expedition emphasized habitat characterization and an understanding of these islands' 'connection' as parts of an interrelated ecosystem. Though separated by large expanses of ocean water, the fishes, corals, and invertebrates common to these islands demonstrated that the health and vitality of "downstream" islands are linked closely to those located 'upstream.' The expedition was conducted in two major segments: The Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico Expedition (from Belize to the Dry Tortugas at the tip of the Florida Keys) and the South Altantic Bight Expedition (from Oculina Bank Reserve, off Florida's Atlantic Coast, to three sites off the North Carolina continental.
  • Cite as: US DOC/NOAA/OAR > Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (2017). Oceanographic Data collected during the Islands in the Stream Expedition on NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter in the North Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico between 2001-05-10 to 2001-10-04 (NCEI Accession 0104416). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0104416. Accessed [date].
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Distributor DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Time Period 2001-05-10 to 2001-10-04
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 34.25
S: 27
E: -76
W: -80
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Associated Resources
  • NOAA Ocean Explorer: Sustainable Seas Expedition: Islands in the Stream 01: Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico: Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
  • Collection of Documents, Images, and Video Highlights
  • Digital Video taken during the 3-person submersible Clelia dive 609 of the NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration's Islands in the Stream 2001 cruise, August 30, 2001 (NCEI Accession 0037122)
  • Final cruise plan, Islands in the Stream 2001 electronic resource / Sylvia Earle; 2001
  • Dive Summaries, Islands in the Stream 2001 electronic resource / Sylvia Earle; 2001
  • Video Annotations, Islands in the Stream 2001 electronic resource / Sylvia Earle; 2001
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-12-08
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Pending - committed to, but not yet addressed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
The NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research sponsored the collection of these data.

Expedition produced the following data: Ship Navigation Data, Ship Sensor Raw Data (Fathometer, Surface Depth, Sea Surface Temperature, Temperature, Trawl, True Wind Speed, Water Speed), (Profile Data - CTD, Sonde).

Other NOAA offices hold the data that NODC has not archived under this Accession.
Purpose This dataset is available to the public for a wide variety of uses including scientific research and analysis.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: US DOC/NOAA/OAR > Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (2017). Oceanographic Data collected during the Islands in the Stream Expedition on NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter in the North Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico between 2001-05-10 to 2001-10-04 (NCEI Accession 0104416). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0104416. Accessed [date].
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS > WIND SPEED
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > CONDUCTIVITY
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/OOE > Office of Ocean Exploration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • SHIPS
SeaDataNet Ship and Platform Codes
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • COMPASSES
  • CONDUCTIVITY METERS
  • CTD > Conductivity, Temperature, Depth
  • GPS RECEIVERS
  • TEMPERATURE SENSORS
  • TRAWL
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MEXICO
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: US DOC/NOAA/OAR > Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (2017). Oceanographic Data collected during the Islands in the Stream Expedition on NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter in the North Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico between 2001-05-10 to 2001-10-04 (NCEI Accession 0104416). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Unpublished Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0104416. Accessed [date].
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Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • conductivity sensor
  • CTD
  • GPS
  • gyrocompass
  • meteorological sensors
  • Temperature Sensors
  • trawl
Platform
  • NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter
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