ME70 Water Column Sonar Data Collected During SH1103

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

The 2011 Joint U.S.-Canada Integrated Acoustic and Trawl Survey of Pacific Hake (Merluccius productus) (SH1103, ME70). Scientists from the Fishery Resource Analysis and Monitoring (FRAM) division at the NOAA Fisheries Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) and the Pacific region of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) conducted the Joint 2011 Integrated Acoustic Survey (IAT) survey aboard the NOAA Ship Miller Freeman and the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) W.E. Ricker, both are stern trawlers equipped for fisheries and oceanographic research. Pacific Hake (Merluccius productus) aggregations were targeted along the continental shelf and upper slope of the entire survey area.

Hake populations were surveyed along a series of parallel line transects that in general were oriented east-west, spaced at an interval of 10 nmi apart, and traversed sequentially in alternating directions; The survey on Miller Freeman (US portion) began from near Morro Bay, CA (35.2°N) to the west of Barkley Sound, Canada (51.7°N) between June 23 and Sep. 5, while the survey on W.E. Ricker began from near US/Canada border (49.2°N) to the Dixon Entrance area, Canada (54.9°N) between Aug. 13 to Sep. 9. All transects up to the Dixon Entrance and along the west coast of Haida Gwaii were completed. Sea depth at the inshore end of individual transects was nominally 50 m. Offshore extent of individual transects was typically at a depth of 1,500 m.

However, this package includes only the EK60 raw data from the US portion only.

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License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Dates

Metadata Date June 3, 2020
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) June 24, 2011 (creation), December 31, 2014 (publication)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

Metadata Source

Harvested from NGDC MGG Sonar Water Column

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Series
Metadata Date June 3, 2020
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) June 24, 2011 (creation), December 31, 2014 (publication)
Responsible Party NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Guid gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.wcd:SH1103_ME70
Access Constraints Cite as: Northwest Fisheries Science Center. 2011. 'ME70 Water Column Sonar Data Collected During SH1103'. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. doi:10.7289/V5F18WP7 [access date], 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., Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose., Resource may not be available for up to one year after initial collection.
Bbox East Long -120.880356042
Bbox North Lat 50.2534173333
Bbox South Lat 35.17498055
Bbox West Long -128.1254127
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Licence 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., Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Metadata Language eng; USA
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2011-06-24T04:04:55
Temporal Extent End 2011-08-31T03:40:12

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