Delaware Bay, Delaware Benthic Habitats 2010 Geodatabase

Metadata Updated: February 7, 2018

The Coastal Program of Delaware's Division of Soil and Water conservation (DNREC), the University of Delaware, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection have partnered and are carrying out a bottom and sub-bottom imaging project to identify and map the benthic habitat and sub-bottom sediments of Delaware Bay and River. This project was initiated to better understand the distribution of bottom sediment types, habitat biodiversity, and most importantly, human's impact on the bay bottom and its living resources. The project integrates the use of three types of acoustical systems: Roxann Seabed classification system, chirp sub-bottom profiling, and multi-beam bathymetric mapping. Verification of the acoustic data with bottom and sub-bottom sediments is performed through the collection of bra banc core samples and underwater video images.

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Metadata Date March 30, 2017
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2018
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2015 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Sample of benthic cover data

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date March 30, 2017
Metadata Created Date February 7, 2018
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2018
Reference Date(s) January 1, 2015 (publication)
Responsible Party NOAA Office for Coastal Management (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Use Constraints: None, Access Constraints: Public Information
Bbox East Long -75.16708
Bbox North Lat 39.83218
Bbox South Lat 38.80217
Bbox West Long -75.6056
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Graphic Preview Description Sample of benthic cover data
Graphic Preview File https://coast.noaa.gov/data/Images/Collections/BenthicCover_thumbnail.jpg
Graphic Preview Type JPEG
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Harvest Object Id 9fb1c402-4947-4c6a-87d1-a8cd8cfc2c1d
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence NOAA provides no warranty, nor accepts any liability occurring from any incomplete, incorrect, or misleading data, or from any incorrect, incomplete, or misleading use of the data. It is the responsibility of the user to determine whether or not the data is suitable for the intended purpose.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2004-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2010-01-01

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