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NEFSC Small Pelagics Acoustic/Midwater Trawl Survey (DE9903, EK500)
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    language:  eng; USA
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    hierarchyLevel:  (MD_ScopeCode) series
    hierarchyLevelName:  Water Column Sonar Series-Level Metadata
    contact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
        individualName:  Chuck Anderson
        organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
        positionName:  Water Column Sonar Data Manager
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            phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                voice:  (303) 497-4742
            address:  (CI_Address)
                deliveryPoint:  325 Broadway, Mail Code E/NE42
                city:  Boulder
                administrativeArea:  CO
                postalCode:  80305-3328
                country:  USA
                electronicMailAddress:  wcd.info@noaa.gov
        role:  (CI_RoleCode) pointOfContact
    contact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
        individualName:  Michael Jech
        organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NMFS/NEFSC> Northeast Fisheries Science Center
        positionName:  Research Fish Biologist
        contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
            phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                voice:  508-495-2353
            address:  (CI_Address)
                deliveryPoint:  166 Water Street
                city:  Woods Hole
                administrativeArea:  MA
                postalCode:  02543
                country:  USA
                electronicMailAddress:  michael.jech@noaa.gov
        role:  (CI_RoleCode) principalInvestigator
    dateStamp:  2017-05-30
    metadataStandardName:  ISO 19115-2 Geographic Information - Metadata Part 2 Extensions for imagery and gridded data
    metadataStandardVersion:  ISO 19115-2:2009(E)
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    spatialRepresentationInfo:  (MD_VectorSpatialRepresentation)
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            geometricObjectType:  (MD_GeometricObjectTypeCode) curve
            geometricObjectCount:  276
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    referenceSystemInfo:  (MD_ReferenceSystem)
        referenceSystemIdentifier:  (RS_Identifier)
            authority:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  European Petroleum Survey Group (EPSG) Geodetic Parameter Registry
                date:  (CI_Date)
                    date:  2008-11-12
                    dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode)
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                    organisationName:  European Petroleum Survey Group
                    contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                        onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                            linkage: http://www.epsg-registry.org/
                            name:  European Petroleum Survey Group Geodetic Parameter Dataset
                            description:  Registry that accesses the EPSG Geodetic Parameter Dataset, which is a structured dataset of Coordinate Reference Systems and Coordinate Transformations.
                            function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) search
                    role: (inapplicable)
            code:  urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
            version:  6.18.3
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    identificationInfo:  (MD_DataIdentification)
        citation:  (CI_Citation)
            title:  NEFSC Small Pelagics Acoustic/Midwater Trawl Survey (DE9903, EK500)
            date:  (CI_Date)
                date:  1970-02-23
                dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) creation
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:  DE9903_EK500
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:
                  Anchor:  DOI doi:10.7289/V5FN146D
            citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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            citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                organisationName:  NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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            citedResponsibleParty:  (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) resourceProvider
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                individualName:
                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NMFS/NEFSC > Northeast Fisheries Science Center
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                        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
        abstract:  The small pelagics cruise will map the distribution of small pelagic species such as Atlantic mackerel, Atlantic herring, silver hake, butterfish, and squid, in the mid-Atlantic and Gulf of Maine regions of the northeast US. Acoustic data are the primary data and midwater trawl sites are selected on an ad hoc basis to sample acoustic backscatter attributed to small pelagic species. The primary gear is multifrequency Simrad echosounders, but midwater trawl, CTD, and a host of other scientific sensor data are collected ancillary to the acoustic data.
        purpose:  Acoustically map the distribution of pelagic fish such as Atlantic mackerel, Atlantic herring, silver hake, butterfish, and squid.
        status:  (MD_ProgressCode) completed
        pointOfContact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
            individualName:  Michael Jech
            organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NMFS/NEFSC> Northeast Fisheries Science Center
            positionName:  Research Fish Biologist
            contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                    voice:  508-495-2353
                address:  (CI_Address)
                    deliveryPoint:  166 Water Street
                    city:  Woods Hole
                    administrativeArea:  MA
                    postalCode:  02543
                    country:  USA
                    electronicMailAddress:  michael.jech@noaa.gov
            role:  (CI_RoleCode) principalInvestigator
        resourceMaintenance:  (MD_MaintenanceInformation)
            maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency:  (MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode) notPlanned
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Acoustics > Acoustic Scattering
            keyword:  Earth Science > Oceans > Aquatic Sciences > Fisheries
            keyword:  Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Acoustics
            keyword:  Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Pelagic
            keyword:  Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems
            keyword:  Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Benthic
            keyword:  Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Aquatic Ecosystems
            keyword:  Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
            keyword:  Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Seafloor Topography
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) theme
            thesaurusName:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
                date:  (CI_Date)
                    date:  2018-03-15
                    dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
                edition:  8.6
                citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    organisationName:  NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Earth Science Data and Information System
                    contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                        onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                            linkage: https://earthdata.nasa.gov/about/gcmd/global-change-master-directory-gcmd-keywords
                            name:  Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Keywords
                            description:  The information provided on this page seeks to define how the GCMD Keywords are structured, used and accessed. It also provides information on how users can participate in the further development of the keywords.
                            function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                    role:  (CI_RoleCode) custodian
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  North Atlantic Ocean
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) place
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                title:  International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) Sea Area ("Limits of Oceans and Seas" publication S-23)
                date:  (CI_Date)
                    date:  2010-08-24
                    dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) revision
                citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    organisationName:  International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) Sea Area ("Limits of Oceans and Seas" publication S-23)
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                        onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                            linkage: http://www.iho-ohi.net/iho_pubs/standard/S-23/S23_1953.pdf
                            name:  International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) Sea Area ("Limits of Oceans and Seas" publication S-23)
                            description:  Publication of Sea Areas is maintained by IHO.
                            function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                    role:  (CI_RoleCode) resourceProvider
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
            keyword:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
            keyword:  DOC/NOAA/NMFS > National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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                title:  Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
                date:  (CI_Date)
                    date:  2018-03-18
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                edition:  8.6
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                    organisationName:  NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Earth Science Data and Information System
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                            linkage: https://earthdata.nasa.gov/about/gcmd/global-change-master-directory-gcmd-keywords
                            name:  Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Keywords
                            description:  The information provided on this page seeks to define how the GCMD Keywords are structured, used and accessed. It also provides information on how users can participate in the further development of the keywords.
                            function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                    role:  (CI_RoleCode) custodian
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
            keyword:  Vertical Location > VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) place
            thesaurusName:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
                date:  (CI_Date)
                    date:  2017-07-25
                    dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
                edition:  8.6
                citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    organisationName:  NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Earth Science Data and Information System
                    contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                        onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                            linkage: https://earthdata.nasa.gov/about/gcmd/global-change-master-directory-gcmd-keywords
                            name:  Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Keywords
                            description:  The information provided on this page seeks to define how the GCMD Keywords are structured, used and accessed. It also provides information on how users can participate in the further development of the keywords.
                            function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                    role:  (CI_RoleCode) custodian
        descriptiveKeywords:  (MD_Keywords)
            keyword:  In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > Acoustic Sounders > WCMS > Water Column Mapping System
            type:  (MD_KeywordTypeCode) instrument
            thesaurusName:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
                date:  (CI_Date)
                    date:  2018-02-27
                    dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
                edition:  8.6
                citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    organisationName:  NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Earth Science Data and Information System
                    contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                        onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                            linkage: https://earthdata.nasa.gov/about/gcmd/global-change-master-directory-gcmd-keywords
                            name:  Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Keywords
                            description:  The information provided on this page seeks to define how the GCMD Keywords are structured, used and accessed. It also provides information on how users can participate in the further development of the keywords.
                            function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                    role:  (CI_RoleCode) custodian
        resourceConstraints:  (MD_LegalConstraints)
            useConstraints:  (MD_RestrictionCode) otherRestrictions
            otherConstraints:  Cite as: Northeast Fisheries Science Center (1999): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (DE9903, EK500). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5FN146D [access date]
        resourceConstraints:  (MD_LegalConstraints)
            accessConstraints:  (MD_RestrictionCode) otherRestrictions
            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.
        resourceConstraints:  (MD_Constraints)
            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.
        resourceConstraints:  (MD_Constraints)
            useLimitation:  Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
        resourceConstraints:  (MD_LegalConstraints)
            accessConstraints:  (MD_RestrictionCode) otherRestrictions
            otherConstraints:  Resource may not be available for up to one year after initial collection.
        aggregationInfo:  (MD_AggregateInformation)
            aggregateDataSetIdentifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:  DE9903
            associationType:  (DS_AssociationTypeCode) largerWorkCitation
            initiativeType:  (DS_InitiativeTypeCode) operation
        aggregationInfo:  (MD_AggregateInformation)
            aggregateDataSetIdentifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:  Northeast Integrated Pelagics Survey
            associationType:  (DS_AssociationTypeCode) largerWorkCitation
            initiativeType:  (DS_InitiativeTypeCode) program
        language:  eng; USA
        topicCategory:  (MD_TopicCategoryCode) oceans
        topicCategory:  (MD_TopicCategoryCode) geoscientificInformation
        extent:  (EX_Extent)
            geographicElement:  (EX_GeographicBoundingBox)
                westBoundLongitude:  -70.73381
                eastBoundLongitude:  -69.48746
                southBoundLatitude:  42.37203
                northBoundLatitude:  43.29244
            temporalElement:  (EX_TemporalExtent)
                extent:
                  TimePeriod:
                    beginPosition:  1970-02-23T19:14:02
                    endPosition:  1970-03-10T22:40:20
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    distributionInfo:  (MD_Distribution)
        distributionFormat:  (MD_Format)
            name:  Simrad EK500 data logged with BI500 system
            version:  1
            specification:  Older Simrad EK500 data logged with the BI500 software. Data in multiple files with -Data, -Ping, -Info, -Vlog, -Snap, or -Work at the end of file name.
        distributor:  (MD_Distributor)
            distributorContact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                individualName:  Chuck Anderson
                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
                positionName:  Water Column Sonar Data Manager
                contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                    phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                        voice:  (303) 497-4742
                    address:  (CI_Address)
                        deliveryPoint:  325 Broadway, Mail Code E/NE42
                        city:  Boulder
                        administrativeArea:  CO
                        postalCode:  80305-3328
                        country:  USA
                        electronicMailAddress:  wcd.info@noaa.gov
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) pointOfContact
            distributionOrderProcess:  (MD_StandardOrderProcess)
                fees:  Free
                orderingInstructions:  Contact the NCEI Water Column Sonar Data Manager to order data
        transferOptions:  (MD_DigitalTransferOptions)
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: http://maps.ngdc.noaa.gov/viewers/water_column_sonar/
                name:  Water Column Sonar Data Map Viewer
                description:  Interactive map viewer to allow discovery and access to water column sonar data
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) search
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    dataQualityInfo:  (DQ_DataQuality)
        scope:  (DQ_Scope)
            level:  (MD_ScopeCode) collectionHardware
            extent:  (EX_Extent)
                description:
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                    extent:
                      TimeInstant:
                        timePosition:  2000-02-08
            levelDescription:  (MD_ScopeDescription)
                other:  Instrument calibration information
        lineage:  (LI_Lineage)
            statement:  Uncalibrated
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    dataQualityInfo:  (DQ_DataQuality)
        scope:  (DQ_Scope)
            level:  (MD_ScopeCode) series
        report:  (DQ_AbsoluteExternalPositionalAccuracy)
            nameOfMeasure:  Horizontal Positional Accuracy
            result:  (DQ_ConformanceResult)
                specification: (inapplicable)
                explanation:  Positional accuracy dependent on navigation GPS, ship motion correction, and sound velocity profile accuracy.
                pass:  true
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            nameOfMeasure:  Vertical Positional Accuracy
            result:  (DQ_ConformanceResult)
                specification: (inapplicable)
                explanation:  Vertical accuracy is dependent on navigation GPS and ship motion corrections.
                pass:  true
        lineage:  (LI_Lineage)
            processStep:  (LI_ProcessStep)
                description:  Raw unprocessed data files
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  1970-02-23T19:14:02
                processor:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                    individualName:  Michael Jech
                    organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NMFS/NEFSC> Northeast Fisheries Science Center
                    positionName:  Research Fish Biologist
                    contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                        phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                            voice:  508-495-2353
                        address:  (CI_Address)
                            deliveryPoint:  166 Water Street
                            city:  Woods Hole
                            administrativeArea:  MA
                            postalCode:  02543
                            country:  USA
                            electronicMailAddress:  michael.jech@noaa.gov
                    role:  (CI_RoleCode) principalInvestigator
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    dataQualityInfo:  (DQ_DataQuality)
        scope:  (DQ_Scope)
            level:  (MD_ScopeCode) series
        lineage:  (LI_Lineage)
            statement:  The data files contain the echogram "Q" and single target detections "E" telegrams for 18 (T1), 38 (T2), and 120 (T3) kHz data. The sample angle "B", power "W", volume backscatter "V", and TS "P" data for the 38 kHz were collected, and are available upon request from the NEFSC.
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    acquisitionInformation:  (MI_AcquisitionInformation)
        instrument:  (MI_Instrument)
            citation:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  Simrad EK500 Echosounder
                date: (inapplicable)
                identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                    code:  EK500
                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/nokbg0397.nsf/AllWeb/93FDCCAD1CC54473C12573F50076A3C4?OpenDocument
                            name:  Simrad EK500 Scientific echo sounder
                            description:  Information on the Simrad EK500 including file format documentation
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                    role:  (CI_RoleCode) resourceProvider
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:  Simrad EK500
            type:  singlebeam
            description:  The EK500 is a triple frequency scientific echo sounder with a range of available single frequency transducers. This echo sounder was widely used by NOAA Marine fisheries researchers until its replacement by the Simrad EK60 echo sounder
        operation:  (MI_Operation)
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:  DE9903_leg01
            status:  (MD_ProgressCode) completed
            parentOperation: (inapplicable)
        platform:  (MI_Platform)
            citation:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  NOAA Ship Delaware II
                date:  (CI_Date)
                    date:  2014-09-18
                    dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) creation
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:  Delaware II (DE)
            description:  The NOAA Ship DELAWARE II conducts 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, MA. The ship's normal operating area is the Gulf of Maine, Georges Bank, and the continental shelf and slope from Southern New England to Cape Hatteras, NC. Typical assessment work includes groundfish assessment surveys and Marine Resources Monitoring, Assessment and Prediction (MARMAP) surveys. Research conducted from the DELAWARE II provides an understanding of the physical and biological processes that control year-class strength of key economical fish species. The vessel is operated by NOAA Marine and Aviation Operations.
            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)
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                        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
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                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NMFS/NEFSC > Northeast Fisheries Science Center
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                    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 ME70 Echosounder
                    date: (inapplicable)
                    identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                        code:  ME70
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                        organisationName:  Simrad - Kongsberg Maritime AS
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                            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/96CD4279D3997892C125719A003A3862?OpenDocument
                                name:  ME70 documentation
                                description:  Information on the Simrad ME70 inculding file format information
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                    code:  Simrad ME70
                type:  multibeam
                description:  The Simrad ME70 is a high resolution scientific multibeam echo sounder with very low sidelobe levels. It is dedicated for collection of data in the water column. The multibeam echo sounder combines the large and flexible sampling volume of the multibeam swath with the accuracy of the quantitative scientific echo sounder. A bathymetric option is also available to provide a high resolution seabed mapping capability, and the possibility to study the fish habitat.
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                    title:  Simrad EK60 Echosounder
                    date: (inapplicable)
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                        code:  EK60
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                        organisationName:  Simrad - Kongsberg Maritime AS
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                            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.