Zooplankton and ichthyoplankton abundance and distribution in the North Atlantic collected by the Ecosystem Monitoring (EcoMon) Project from 1977-02-13 to 2017-11-16 (NCEI Accession 0187513)

Metadata Updated: February 26, 2021

This archival package contains zooplankton and ichthyoplankton distribution and abundance, sea surface and bottom water temperatures and salinities collected during the shelf-wide fisheries surveys for the Ecosystem Monitoring Program (EcoMon) from 1977-02-13 to 2017-11-16. The surveys are conducted 6-7 times per year over the continental shelf from Cape Hatteras, North Carolina to Cape Sable, Nova Scotia, using NOAA research ships or charter vessels. The Cape Hatteras to Cape Sable area is divided into four regions, and 30 randomly selected stations are targeted for sampling from each region. Along with the data collected from each cruise, this archival package also contains the GIS shapefiles that comprise the strata used to randomly select plankton stations in the EcoMon study area. These strata comprise 4 regions: Mid-Atlantic Bight, Southern New England, Georges Bank, and Gulf of Maine and will help the user better understand the sampling methodology.

The EcoMon investigation monitors the fishery-relevant components of the Northeast Shelf ecosystem, to characterize the baseline conditions and to determine the effects of biological and physical processes on the recruitment of Northeast shelf fishes. Data from this program have supported numerous analyses documenting the seasonal and interannual variability in the distribution and abundance of the dominant zooplankton taxa on the northeast continental shelf.

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Metadata Date 2021-02-11T18:02:09Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 26, 2021
Reference Date(s) August 15, 2019 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

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Resource Type Dataset
Metadata Date 2021-02-11T18:02:09Z
Metadata Created Date December 4, 2020
Metadata Updated Date February 26, 2021
Reference Date(s) August 15, 2019 (publication)
Responsible Party (Point of Contact)
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Guid gov.noaa.nodc:0187513
Access Constraints Cite as: US DOC/NOAA/NMFS > Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NMFS/NEFSC) (2019). Zooplankton and ichthyoplankton abundance and distribution in the North Atlantic collected by the Ecosystem Monitoring (EcoMon) Project from 1977-02-13 to 2017-11-16 (NCEI Accession 0187513). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0187513. Accessed [date]., 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.
Bbox East Long -65.25
Bbox North Lat 44.77
Bbox South Lat 35.17
Bbox West Long -74.95
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
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Licence accessLevel: Public
Metadata Language eng
Metadata Type geospatial
Old Spatial {"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-74.95, 35.17], [-65.25, 35.17], [-65.25, 44.77], [-74.95, 44.77], [-74.95, 35.17]]]}
Progress completed
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1977-02-13
Temporal Extent End 2017-01-01

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