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Ecosystem production units Defined for the northeast US shelf 20220516

Metadata Updated: March 1, 2024

The delineation of spatial ecological and management units is an important aspect of effective ecosystem-based fisheries management. Research at the Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) was conducted to define ecological units, or geographic areas which are characterized by similar patterns in depth, bottom type, basic oceanographic conditions related to temperature, salinity, and stratification (layering) of the water column, major marine community and food web patterns control the production potential of a region, . This work provides an objective definition of ecological regions of the shelf system, and are the geographic/ecological scales best suited for development of integrated ecosystem assessments.

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Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date July 7, 2022
Metadata Updated Date March 1, 2024
Reference Date(s) May 16, 2022 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Harvested from NMFS OST

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date July 7, 2022
Metadata Updated Date March 1, 2024
Reference Date(s) May 16, 2022 (publication)
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Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:67369
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Bbox East Long -65
Bbox North Lat 45.75
Bbox South Lat 35.5
Bbox West Long -76
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Harvest Object Id 87e41a6c-0071-486a-8d77-0d9114931f03
Harvest Source Id f9290d59-efab-4b58-a20f-a0e82126966c
Harvest Source Title NMFS OST
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.
Lineage The creation of the Ecosystem production units Defined for the northeast US shelf data set used the listed data sources and process step.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-76.0, 35.5], [-65.0, 35.5], [-65.0, 45.75], [-76.0, 45.75], [-76.0, 35.5]]]}
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2018-01-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Extent End 2022-05-16T00:00:00Z

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