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Untrawlable Habitat Strategic Initiative (2014 - 2015)

Metadata Updated: April 1, 2024

The Southeast Fisheries Science Center Mississippi Laboratories conducts standardized fisheries independent resource surveys in the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and U.S. Caribbean to provide abundance and distribution information to support regional and international stock assessments. In FY2014 and FY2015, the NMFS Advanced Science and Technology Working Group funded the Untrawlable Habitat Strategic Initiative to execute a testbed study designed to evaluate the performance of transitional advanced technologies. This study included a testbed range of acoustic and optical sensors to measure sampling performance and fish reactions to alternative sampling platforms (e.g. stationary, AUV and towed optical systems) in untrawlable habitats (e.g. reef). Biological data include species specific fish abundance, fish density, behavioral responses. Abiotic data include GIS information such as bathymetry, camera and vehicle position, time and date stamp.

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Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date June 2, 2022
Metadata Updated Date April 1, 2024
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Harvested from NMFS SEFSC

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date February 29, 2024
Metadata Created Date June 2, 2022
Metadata Updated Date April 1, 2024
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Responsible Party (Custodian)
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Guid gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:29433
Access Constraints Cite As: Southeast Fisheries Science Center, [Date of Access]: Untrawlable Habitat Strategic Initiative (2014 - 2015) [Data Date Range],, Access Constraints: There are not restrictions or legal prerequisites for accessing this data., Use Constraints: NOAA NMFS does not approve, recommend, or endorse any proprietary product or proprietary material mentioned in this publication. No reference shall be made to NMFS, or to this publication furnished by NMFS, in any advertising or sales promotion which would indicate or imply that NMFS approves, recommends, or endorses any proprietary product or proprietary material mentioned herein or which has as its purpose any intent to cause directly or indirectly the advertised product to be used or purchased because of this NMFS publication. NMFS is not responsible for any uses of these datasets beyond those for which they were intended, and NMFS makes no claims regarding the accuracy of any data provided by agencies or individuals outside NMFS. Acknowledgement of NOAA NMFS and SEAMAP would be appreciated in products derived or publications generated from this data.
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Bbox West Long -84.5
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Harvest Source Id ca759a40-507d-4d0c-8f8c-64b3c5e05066
Harvest Source Title NMFS SEFSC
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 A test bed site was set up at the Florida Middle Ground along the west Florida shelf in the Gulf of Mexico using stationary stereo video cameras. A towed camera system, a ROV and an AUV were run past the test bed cameras. All video was recorded, and later viewed to identify and count fish observed on the test bed cameras, and the cameras mounted in the towed, ROV and AUV systems. Fish identifications and counts were entered into a database.
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
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Progress underDevelopment
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2014
Temporal Extent End 2015

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