NEFSC 2012 Atlantic Herring Acoustic/Midwater Trawl Survey (PC1206, EK60)

Metadata Updated: February 8, 2018

The NEFSC Atlantic herring acoustic survey is a fisheries independent survey that provides scientific data for Atlantic herring assessments in the U.S. mid-Atlantic and New England regions. The survey is conducted in the fall on pre-spawning and spawning herring primarily in the Georges Bank region, but with other historical sites in the Gulf of Maine surveyed. The survey is a systematic design with parallel transects oriented perpendicular to bathymetric features. Midwater trawl sites are selected on an ad hoc basis to sample acoustic backscatter attributed to Atlantic herring as well as backscatter by other organisms. 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.

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Metadata Date May 30, 2017
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 8, 2018
Reference Date(s) October 5, 2012 (creation)
Frequency Of Update notPlanned

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Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Resource Type Series
Metadata Date May 30, 2017
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 8, 2018
Reference Date(s) October 5, 2012 (creation)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NMFS/NEFSC> Northeast Fisheries Science Center (Principal Investigator)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Cite as: Northeast Fisheries Science Center (2012): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (PC1206, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5K35RMG [access date], Resource may not be available for up to one year after initial collection.
Bbox East Long -68.0268713633
Bbox North Lat 44.11937598
Bbox South Lat 41.4200756733
Bbox West Long -71.3795080384
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update notPlanned
Guid gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.wcd:PC1206_EK60
Harvest Object Id aed1a3ea-6432-4647-90a7-637ef5730262
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, 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., 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
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2012-10-05T00:26:34
Temporal Extent End 2012-10-19T10:04:07

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