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NEFSC 2008 Spring Bottom Trawl Survey (AL0801, EK500)
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        individualName:  Chuck Anderson
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        positionName:  Research Fish Biologist
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                    date:  2008-11-12
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            title:  NEFSC 2008 Spring Bottom Trawl Survey (AL0801, EK500)
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                date:  2008-03-19
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                code:  AL0801_leg02
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                  Anchor:  DOI doi:10.7289/V5H12ZZ0
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                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NMFS/NEFSC > Northeast Fisheries Science Center
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                        deliveryPoint:  166 Water Street
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        abstract:  The NEFSC bottom trawl survey is a fisheries independent, multi-species survey that provides the primary scientific data for fisheries assessments in the U.S. mid-Atlantic and New England regions. Two bottom trawl surveys are conducted each year, one in the spring and one in the autumn. The survey is a standardized, stratified random design, with stratification based on bathymetry and multiple trawl sites within each stratum. Trawl sites are selected randomly, but the overall ship path is south to north. The survey covers the continental shelf and U.S. exclusive economic zone (EEZ) from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina into the Canadian EEZ. The primary gear is a bottom trawl, with CTD, multifrequency echosounder, and a host of other scientific sensor data collected ancillary to the bottom trawl catches.
        purpose:  The NEFSC bottom trawl survey provides fisheries independent abundance and biological data for fisheries assessments along the U.S. east coast.
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            individualName:  John Galbraith
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            keyword:  Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
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            keyword:  North Atlantic Ocean
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            keyword:  In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > Acoustic Sounders > WCMS > Water Column Mapping System
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            otherConstraints:  Cite as: Northeast Fisheries Science Center (2008): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (AL0801, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5H12ZZ0 [access date]
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            otherConstraints:  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.
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            useLimitation:  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.
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                code:  AL0801
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                code:  NEFSC Bottom Trawl Survey
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                    beginPosition:  2008-03-19T11:26:20
                    endPosition:  2008-06-08T15:04:14
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    distributionInfo:  (MD_Distribution)
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            name:  Kongsberg/Simrad instrument files (.raw or .wcd)
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            specification:  Kongsberg/Simrad .raw files are generated by ME70, EK60 or ES60 instruments. They contain power and optionally angular position data with each beam/frequency identified by an independent channel. See the Simrad interface specification manual for further information. The .wcd files are generated by Kongsberg EM302 or EM122 instruments. See Kongsberg documentation for more information.
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                individualName:  Chuck Anderson
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                description:  Interactive map viewer to allow discovery and access to water column sonar data
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                description:  NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
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                  DateTime:  2015-04-22T00:00:00
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                  DateTime:  2008-03-19T11:26:20
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                    individualName:  John Galbraith
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                            name:  Simrad EK60 Scientific echo sounder
                            description:  Information on the Simrad EK60 including file format documentation.
                            function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                    role:  (CI_RoleCode) resourceProvider
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:  Simrad EK60
            type:  singlebeam
            description:  The Simrad EK60 Scientific Sounder system is a new generation fishery researchtool, based on experience from the EK500. The new electronic hardware is combined with up to date PC processing and Windows operation. The EK60 provides facilities for accurate echo sounding, data storage, data analysis and reporting results. The system communication is through Ethernet, which gives flexibility in the location of the EK60 system units and allows easy access to data from other instruments or stations on a vessel network. A post processing software, BI60, is also included in the EK60 system.
        operation:  (MI_Operation)
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:  AL0801_leg02
            status:  (MD_ProgressCode) completed
            parentOperation: (inapplicable)
        platform:  (MI_Platform)
            citation:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  NOAA Ship Albatross IV (R 342)
                date:  (CI_Date)
                    date:  2014-10-07
                    dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) creation
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:  Albatross IV (AL)
            description:  The NOAA Ship Albatross IV conducted fishery and living marine resource research in support of NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Northeast Fisheries Science Center's (NEFSC), Woods Hole Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The ship's normal operating area was the Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank, and the continental shelf and slope from Southern New England to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. Typical assessment work included groundfish surveys and Ecosystem Monitoring surveys. Research conducted from the Albatross IV provides an understanding of the physical and biological processes that control year class strength of key economical fish, shellfish and zooplankton species. The vessel was operated by NOAA's Office of Marine and Aviation Operations. The Albatross IV was decommissioned on 20 November 2008.
            sponsor:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/OMAO/MOC-A > Marine Operations Center - Atlantic, NOAA Marine Operations, NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
                contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                    phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                        facsimile:  757-441-6495
                    address:  (CI_Address)
                        deliveryPoint:  NOAA/OMAO/MOC-A
                        deliveryPoint:  439 West York Street
                        city:  Norfolk
                        administrativeArea:  VA
                        postalCode:  23510-1145
                        country:  USA
                        electronicMailAddress:  David.A.Score@noaa.gov
                    onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                        linkage: http://www.moc.noaa.gov/MOC-A/index.html
                        name:  Marine Operations Center - Atlantic
                        description:  NOAA Marine Operations Center-Atlantic (MOC-A) serves as a homeport for one NOAA survey ship and provides administrative, engineering, maintenance and logistical support to NOAA's Atlantic fleet.
                        function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) pointOfContact
            sponsor:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                individualName:
                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NMFS/NEFSC > Northeast Fisheries Science Center
                contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                    phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                        voice:  508-495-2000
                    address:  (CI_Address)
                        deliveryPoint:  166 Water Street
                        city:  Woods Hole
                        administrativeArea:  MA
                        postalCode:  02543-1026
                        country:  USA
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) pointOfContact
            instrument:  (MI_Instrument)
                citation:  (CI_Citation)
                    title:  Simrad EK60 Echosounder
                    date: (inapplicable)
                    identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                        code:  EK60
                    citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                        organisationName:  Simrad - Kongsberg Maritime AS
                        contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                            phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                                voice:  +47 3303 4000 (Norway)
                                facsimile:  +47 3304 2987 (Norway)
                            address:  (CI_Address)
                                deliveryPoint:  P.O. Box 111
                                deliveryPoint:  Strandpromenaden 50
                                city:  Horten
                                postalCode:  3191
                                country:  Norway
                                electronicMailAddress:  contact@simrad.com
                            onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                                linkage: http://www.simrad.com/www/01/nokbg0240.nsf/AllWeb/A25148D8E9F00D0DC12570DE0050A7CB?OpenDocument
                                name:  Simrad EK60 Scientific echo sounder
                                description:  Information on the Simrad EK60 including file format documentation.
                                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                        role:  (CI_RoleCode) resourceProvider
                identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                    code:  Simrad EK60
                type:  singlebeam
                description:  The Simrad EK60 Scientific Sounder system is a new generation fishery researchtool, based on experience from the EK500. The new electronic hardware is combined with up to date PC processing and Windows operation. The EK60 provides facilities for accurate echo sounding, data storage, data analysis and reporting results. The system communication is through Ethernet, which gives flexibility in the location of the EK60 system units and allows easy access to data from other instruments or stations on a vessel network. A post processing software, BI60, is also included in the EK60 system.