NOAA National Deep-Sea Coral and Sponge Database 1842-Present

Metadata Updated: November 12, 2020

NOAA's Deep-Sea Coral Research and Technology Program (DSC-RTP) is compiling a national geodatabase of the known locations of deep-sea corals and sponges in U.S. territorial waters and beyond. The database will be comprehensive, standardized, quality controlled, and networked to outside resources. The database schema accommodates both linear (trawls, transects) and point (samples, observations) data. The structure of the database is tailored to occurrence records of all the azooxanthellate corals, a subset of all corals, and all sponge species. Records shallower than 50 m are generally excluded in order to focus on predominantly deep-water species - the mandate of the DSC-RTP. The intention is to limit the overlap with light-dependent (and mostly shallow-water) corals.

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Metadata Date April 28, 2020
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) []
Frequency Of Update annually

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Harvested from CoRIS Native ISO Metadata

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date April 28, 2020
Metadata Created Date November 12, 2020
Metadata Updated Date November 12, 2020
Reference Date(s) []
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
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Access Constraints Access Constraints: None Use Constraints: None
Bbox East Long 180
Bbox North Lat 90
Bbox South Lat -90
Bbox West Long -180
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update annually
Licence
Metadata Language eng; USA
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1842-08-11

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