National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project Sites, 1984-1992, National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science

This data set reports information regarding the nominal sampling locations for the National Status and Trends Benthic Surveillance Project sites. One record is presented per site. Each record reports the five letter site acronym, site sequence number, general and specific location information, state abbreviation, state name, degree-minute-second coordinates, decimal degree coordinates, and species information, among other things. The actual site coordinate information is recorded at the time of sampling, if samples were taken at a location other than the nominal site center. The five letter acronym is based on both the general location information and more specific location information (e.g. SFSM is San Francisco-San Mateo Bridge). The file also contains sequence numbers that facilitate geographic manipulation of the data. Sites are numbered sequentially from the northern most site on the U.S. East coast (i.e. Penobscot Bay-Pickering Island) and continue counter-clockwise around the country.

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Last Updated September 18, 2017, 18:59
Created June 7, 2017, 22:44
access_constraints ["Access Constraints: None | Use Constraints: The National Status and Trends Program (NSandT) requests that all individuals who download NSandT data acknowledge the source of these data in any reports, papers, or presentations. If you publish these data, please include a statement similar to: \"Some or all of the data described in this article were produced by NOAA through its National Status and Trends Program.\" | Distribution Liability: None"]
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coupled-resource []
dataset-reference-date [{"type": "publication", "value": "1992"}]
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licence []
metadata-date 2017-09-13T13:18:28
metadata-language eng
progress completed
resource-type dataset
responsible-party [{"name": "National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science", "roles": ["pointOfContact", "custodian"]}]
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temporal-extent-begin 1984
temporal-extent-end 1992