Oceanographic data collected during the HB1204 (Deep-Sea Corals and Benthic Habitats in Northeast Deepwater Canyons) expedition on the NOAA Ship Henry Bigelow in the North Atlantic Ocean between July 3, 2012 - July 18, 2012 (NCEI Accession 0097966)

Metadata Updated: March 10, 2021

A multi-disciplinary team of scientists on the Henry Bigelow HB1204 mission surveyed and ground-truthed known or suspected deep-sea coral habitats associated with deepwater canyons off the coast of the northeastern U.S. using the state-of-the-art ME70 multibeam survey system. This project's scientific objectives include: surveying the canyon area and inter-canyon slope habitats with a towed camera to characterize benthic habitats and identify areas of coral presence; ground-truthing areas predicted to be coral hotspots by habitat suitability models; ground-truthing recently collected multibeam data; ground-truthing historical coral records; conducting multibeam mapping in areas where data are missing or incomplete; assembling a database of photographs, species identification, and species abundances/distribution statistics; assembling maps of geo-referenced coral locations and associated data; providing research opportunities for teachers and professional researchers; collecting, sorting, identifying, and curating whole specimens and tissue collections for future analysis.

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Public: This dataset is intended for public access and use. 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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Metadata Created Date March 10, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 10, 2021
Data Update Frequency irregular

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Created Date March 10, 2021
Metadata Updated Date March 10, 2021
Publisher DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Unique Identifier Unknown
Identifier gov.noaa.nodc:0097966
Language en-US
Data Last Modified 2012-09-25
Public Access Level public
Data Update Frequency irregular
Bureau Code 006:48
Metadata Context https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.jsonld
Schema Version https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema
Catalog Describedby https://project-open-data.cio.gov/v1.1/schema/catalog.json
Program Code 006:059
Source Datajson Identifier True
Source Hash 94492497735894a5e00d41320cf7f60d90bf9430
Source Schema Version 1.1
Temporal 2012-07-03T00:00:00/2012-07-18T00:00:00

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