Bathymetry Surface Layer used to identify, delineate and classify moderate-depth benthic habitats around St. John, USVI

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Publication_Date: 2009
Title:
Bathymetry Surface Layer used to identify, delineate and classify moderate-depth benthic habitats around St. John, USVI
Edition: 1st
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: remote-sensing image
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Silver Spring, MD
Publisher:
NOAA's National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS)
Online_Linkage: <http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/ecosystems/coralreef/benthic/>
Description:
Abstract:
This image represents a 2x2 meter resolution bathymetry surface of the moderate-depth portion of the NPS's Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument, south of St. John, US Virgin Islands. The depth values contained in this surface are in meters.

Acoustic imagery was acquired for the VICRNM on two separate missions onboard the NOAA ship, Nancy Foster. The first mission took place from 2/18/04 to 3/5/04. The second mission took place from 2/1/05 to 2/12/05. On both missions, seafloor depths between 14 to 55 m were mapped using a RESON SeaBat 8101 ER (240 kHz) MBES sensor. This pole-mounted system measured water depths across a 150 degree swath consisting of 101 individual 1.5 degree x 1.5 degree beams. The beams to the port and starboard of nadir (i.e., directly underneath the ship) overlapped adjacent survey lines by approximately 10 m. The vessel survey speed was between 5 and 8 kn.

In 2004, the ship's location was determined by a Trimble DSM 132 DGPS system, which provided a RTCM differential data stream from the U.S. Coast Guard Continually Operating Reference Station (CORS) at Port Isabel, Puerto Rico. Gyro, heave, pitch and roll correctors were acquired using an Ixsea Octans gyrocompass. In 2005, the ship's positioning and orientation were determined by the Applanix POS/MV 320 V4, which is a GPS aided Inertial Motion Unit (IMU) providing measurements of roll, pitch and heading. The POS/MV obtained its positions from two dual frequency Trimble Zephyr GPS antennae. An auxiliary Trimble DSM 132 DGPS system provided a RTCM differential data stream from the U.S. Coast Guard CORS at Port Isabel, Puerto Rico. For both years, CTD (conductivity, temperature and depth) measurements were taken approximately every 4 hours using a Seabird Electronics SBE-19 to correct for the changing sound velocities in the water column. In 2004, raw data were logged in .xtf (extended triton format) using Triton ISIS software 6.2. In 2005, raw data were logged in .gsf (generic sensor format) using SAIC ISS 2000 software.

Data from 2004 were referenced to the WGS84 UTM 20 N horizontal coordinate system, and data from 2005 were referenced to the NAD83 UTM 20 N horizontal coordinate system. Data from both projects were referenced to the Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW) vertical tidal coordinate system. The 2004 and 2005 MBES bathymetric data were both corrected for sensor offsets, latency, roll, pitch, yaw, static draft, the changing speed of sound in the water column and the influence of tides in CARIS Hips & Sips 5.3 and 5.4, respectively. The 2004 data was then binned to create a 1 x 1 m raster surface, and the 2005 data was binned to a create 2 x 2 m raster surface. After these final surfaces were created, the datum for the 2004 bathymetric surfaces was transformed from WGS84 to NAD83 using the "Project Raster" function in ArcGIS 9.1. The 2004 surface was transformed so that it would have the same datum as the 2005 surface. The 2004 bathymetric surface was then down sampled from 1 x 1 to 2 x 2 m using the "Resample" function in ArcGIS 9.1. The 2004 surface was resampled so it would have the same spatial resolution as the 2005 surface. Having the same coordinate systems and spatial resolutions, the final 2004 and 2005 bathymetry rasters were then merged using the Raster Calculator function "Merge" in ArcGIS's Spatial Analyst Extension to create a seamless bathymetry surface for the entire VICRNM area south of St. John.

For a complete description of the data acquisition and processing parameters, please see the data acquisition and processing reports (DAPRs) for projects: NF-04-06-VI and NF-05-05-VI (Monaco & Rooney, 2004; Battista & Lazar, 2005).

Purpose:
These multibeam data were collected to support IOCM (Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping) initiatives as part of an ongoing NOAA scientific research mission to characterize coral reef habitats at depths down to 300 meters in the US Caribbean. The multibeam backscatter, multibeam bathymetry, and ground truth video footage collected during these missions was used to characterize sea floor features and to create benthic habitat maps, helping NOAA meet its mapping commitment to the US Coral Reef Task Force. The resulting publicly-distributed data is also a contribution to the greater scientific community interested in seafloor mapping in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Supplemental_Information:
Depth_System_Definition Depth_Datum_Name Mean lower low water Depth_Resolution See Data Acquisition and Processing Report (DAPR) for project NF-04-06-VI and NF-05-05. Depth_Distance_Units meters Depth_Encoding_Method Explicit depth coordinate included with horizontal coordinates
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20040218
Ending_Date: 20050212
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -64.987110
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -64.652198
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.313215
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 18.158064
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Benthic Habitat
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information > Habitats
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Theme_Keyword: USVI
Theme_Keyword: US Virgin Islands
Theme_Keyword: St. John
Theme_Keyword: Bathymetry
Theme_Keyword: Grid
Theme_Keyword: Multibeam
Theme_Keyword: SWMB
Theme_Keyword: Raster
Theme_Keyword: NOAA
Theme_Keyword: Biogeography
Theme_Keyword: Nancy Foster
Theme_Keyword: Reson 8101 ER
Theme_Keyword: Seafloor
Theme_Keyword: GIS
Theme_Keyword: Habitat
Theme_Keyword: MBES
Theme_Keyword: Benthic
Theme_Keyword: NF-04-06
Theme_Keyword: NF-05-05
Theme_Keyword: Sonar
Theme_Keyword: NPS
Theme_Keyword: Reef
Theme_Keyword: IOCM
Theme_Keyword: Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping
Theme_Keyword: Coral
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: elevation
Theme_Keyword: 006
Theme_Keyword: environment
Theme_Keyword: 007
Theme_Keyword: geoscientificInformation
Theme_Keyword: 008
Theme_Keyword: imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
Theme_Keyword: 010
Theme_Keyword: oceans
Theme_Keyword: 014
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: USVI
Place_Keyword: US Virgin Islands
Place_Keyword: St. John
Place_Keyword: Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument
Place_Keyword: VICRNM
Place_Keyword: VIIS
Place_Keyword: VICR
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > St. John > St. John (18N064W0011)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Virgin Islands > St. John (18N064W0011)
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Region
Place_Keyword: USVI
Stratum:
Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Stratum_Keyword: Seafloor
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Temporal_Keyword: 2004
Temporal_Keyword: 2005
Access_Constraints: Please cite any use of this data.
Use_Constraints:
Note: NOT TO BE USED FOR NAVIGATION.

These data were prepared by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, make any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed in this report, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. Any views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof. Although all data have been used by NOAA, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by NOAA as to the accuracy of the data and/or related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by NOAA in the use of these data or related materials.

Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Contact_Position:
Project Manager - Seafloor Characterization of the U.S. Caribbean
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1305 East West Highway, N-SCI-1, SSMC 4, 9th Floor
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713-3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 713-4384
Contact_Instructions:
Contact info is for CCMA general reception. Please ask for current Biogeography project manager for the Seafloor Characterization of the U.S. Caribbean Project
Data_Set_Credit:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch

NOAA - NMAO personnel and R/V NANCY FOSTER

Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.1.1850

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report:
While the project was conducted to meet IHO Order 1 or 2 accuracy standards (dependant on project area and depth) all users should independently analyze the dataset according to their own needs and standards to determine data usability.
Completeness_Report:
This GeoTIFF is sourced from a gridded dataset. The original full-resolution multibeam data was used to create a downsampled uniform-resolution CARIS BASE (Bathymetry Associated with Statistical Error) surface grid with a best depth component. The downsampled grid nodes from that depth surface were then exported and used to generate the GeoTIFF. Some positional shifts may have occurred between the original data points and the transformed grid.
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
See Data Acquisition and Processing Report (DAPR) for NF-04-06 and NF-05-05.
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report:
See Data Acquisition and Processing Report (DAPR) for NF-04-06 and NF-05-05.
Lineage:
Source_Information:
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Originator:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Publication_Date: Unpublished Material
Title: NF-04-06 XTF Raw Multibeam Data
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Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 200402
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Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NF-04-06 XTF Raw Multibeam Data
Source_Contribution: Original raw full resolution dataset.
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Citation_Information:
Originator:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Publication_Date: Unpublished Material
Title: NF-05-05 GSF Raw Multibeam Data
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Source_Information:
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Citation_Information:
Originator:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Publication_Date: Unpublished Material
Title: NF-04-06 HDCS Processed Multibeam Data
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Processed, cleaned, and corrected full resolution dataset. Sourced from raw XTF data.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Publication_Date: Unpublished Material
Title: NF-05-05 HDCS Processed Multibeam Data
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Ending_Date: 20050212
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Processed, cleaned, and corrected full resolution dataset. Sourced from raw GSF data.
Source_Information:
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Originator:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Publication_Date: Unpublished Material
Title: NF-04-06 CARIS BASE Surface
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Ending_Date: 20040305
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Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NF-04-06 BASE Surface
Source_Contribution:
Downsampled CARIS BASE (Bathymetry Associated with Statistical Error) grid with best depth layer. Sourced from processed HDCS data.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Publication_Date: Unpublished Material
Title: NF-05-05 CARIS BASE Surface
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: raster digital data
Type_of_Source_Media: external hard drive
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20050201
Ending_Date: 20050212
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NF-05-05 BASE Surface
Source_Contribution:
Downsampled CARIS BASE (Bathymetry Associated with Statistical Error) grid with best depth layer. Sourced from processed HDCS data.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Publication_Date: 200412
Title:
NOAA XYZ Text File of 1x1 m Multibeam Bathymetry of St. John, US Virgin Islands, Project NF-04-06, 2004, UTM 20N WGS84
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Online_Linkage: <http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/products/biogeography/usvi_nps/data/>
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Ending_Date: 20040305
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NF-04-06 ASCII XYZ Multibeam Data
Source_Contribution:
Downsampled ASCII text file containing XYZ values. XYZ =northing, easting, and depth in meters. Sourced from CARIS BASE surface.
Source_Information:
Source_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Publication_Date: 200603
Title:
NOAA XYZ Text File of 2x2 m Multibeam Bathymetry of St. John, US Virgin Islands, Project NF-05-05, 2005, UTM 20N NAD83
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: tabular digital data
Online_Linkage: <http://ccma.nos.noaa.gov/products/biogeography/usvi_nps/data/>
Type_of_Source_Media: external hard drive
Source_Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20050201
Ending_Date: 20050212
Source_Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Source_Citation_Abbreviation: NF-05-05 ASCII XYZ Multibeam Data
Source_Contribution:
Downsampled ASCII text file containing XYZ values. XYZ = northing, easting, and depth in meters. Sourced from CARIS BASE surface.
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
For these two mapping projects, the Chief Scientists were NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CCMA's Mark Monaco (2004) and Tim Battista (2005) and the Lead Hydrographers were NOAA/NOS/OCS/HSD/PHB's Sean Rooney (2004) and independent contractor Jay Lazar (2005). Data were collected aboard the NOAA ship Nancy Foster from 2/18/04 to 3/5/04 (project NF-04-06) and from 2/1/05 to 2/12/05 (project NF-05-05). For project number NF-04-06, multibeam data were acquired in XTF format with a pole-mounted Reson 8101 ER multibeam echosounder (240 kHz), with options 033 and 040. Triton-Elics ISIS 6.20 software was used to interface with the Reson system. Line spacing for acquisition was typically three times the water depth, giving 100% bottom coverage, and data were retained out to 70 degrees from nadir. Heave, roll, pitch and heading correctors were collected using an Ixsea Octans gyrocompass and integrated motion sensor. Sound velocity profiles were acquired with a Seabird Electronics SeaCat SBE19 CTD profiler and processed using Velociwin 8.40 (NOS HSTP product), then concatenated. Positioning was obtained using a Trimble DSM212L GPS receiver with differential correctors from U.S. Coast Guard CORS beacon Isabel, Puerto Rico. For project NF-05-05, multibeam data were acquired in GSF format with a pole-mounted Reson 8101 ER multibeam echosounder (240 kHz), with options 033, 037, and 040. Reson backscatter snippet collection was enabled. SAIC ISS 2000 software was used to interface with the Reson system. Line spacing for acquisition was three times the water depth, and data were retained out to 60 or 70 degrees from nadir, depending on project area. Heave, roll, pitch and heading correctors were collected using an Applanix POS/MV Model 320 inertial measurement unit (IMU) and associated Trimble GPS antennas. Sound velocity profiles were acquired with a Seabird Electronics SeaCat SBE19P CTD profiler and processed using Seabird Seaterm software, then applied directly to the raw GSF data. Positioning was obtained using Northstar 941X GPS receivers with differential correctors from U.S. Coast Guard CORS beacon Isabel, Puerto Rico. For both NF-04-06-VI and NF-05-05-VI, data were reduced to Mean Lower-Low Water (MLLW) using final approved tides from NOAA COOPS, based on National Water Level Observation Network (NWLON) primary tide stations at Charlotte Amalie, VI (9751639) and Lime Tree Bay, VI (9751401).

Process Dates: 200403, 200502

Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NF-04-06 XTF Multibeam Data
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NF-05-05 GSF Multibeam Data
Process_Date: 200502
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
SWMB data in XTF and GSF formats were converted and processed using CARIS HIPS v5.3 and v5.4 software, resulting in a CARIS HDCS format dataset with all correctors applied. Attitude and SWMB data were cleaned of fliers, and SWMB data were reviewed in subset mode by a NOAA contractor.

Process Dates: 200403 - 200408, 200502 - 200511

Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NF-04-06 HDCS Multibeam Data
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NF-05-05 HDCS Multibeam Data
Process_Date: 200511
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
After being submitted to CCMA by the contractor, CARIS HIPS v5.4 was used to generate a CARIS BASE surface (similar to a DTM), based on weighted swath angle, from the processed HDCS data. Then CARIS export tool "BASE Surface to ASCII" was used to export a comma delimited ASCII XYZ file, with Easting, Northing, and Depth values, using ground position units (WGS84 UTM zone 20 for NF-04-06-VI and NAD83 UTM zone 20N for NF-05-05-VI).

Process Dates: 200411, 200512

Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NF-04-06 BASE Surface
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NF-05-05 BASE Surface
Process_Date: 200512
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
For project NF-04-06-VI, the ASCII XYZ file was opened in ArcMap 9 and the 'Display XY Data' option was used to add the XY data as an event with spatial reference WGS84 UTM zone 20. Next, the ArcToolbox 9 conversion tool "Feature to Raster" was used to convert the XY event into an ESRI Grid based on the depth field Z. For project NF-05-05, the ASCII XYZ file was opened in ArcMap 9 and the 'Display XY Data' option was used to add the XY data as an event with spatial reference WGS84 UTM zone 20N. Next, the ArcToolbox 9 conversion tool "Feature to Raster" was used to convert the XY event into an ESRI Grid based on the depth field Z. For NF-05-05-VI, the process was accomplished using an in-house Arc script which combined these functions and allowed bulk processing.

Process Dates: 200411, 200512

Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NF-04-06 ASCII XYZ Multibeam Data
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: NF-05-05 ASCII XYZ Multibeam Data
Process_Date: 200512
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The datum for the 2004 bathymetric surface was transformed from the WGS84 to NAD83 using the "Project Raster" function in ArcGIS 9.1, so that the bathymetric surfaces would have the same horizontal coordinate systems for both years. The 2004 bathymetric surface was then down sampled from 1 x 1 to 2 x 2 m using the "Resample" function in ArcGIS 9.1, so that the bathymetric surfaces would have the same spatial resolutions for both years. The final 2004 and 2005 bathymetry rasters were then merged using the Raster Calculator function "Merge" in ArcGIS's Spatial Analyst Extension to create a seamless bathymetry GeoTIFF for the entire VICRNM area.
Source_Used_Citation_Abbreviation: Merged NF-04-06 and NF-05-05 GeoTIFF Bathymetric Surface
Process_Date: 200908

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Row_Count: 8412
Column_Count: 17629
Vertical_Count: 1

Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Ellipsoid_Name: Geodetic Reference System 80
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization:
Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Contact_Position:
Project Manager - Seafloor Characterization of the U.S. Caribbean
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1305 East West Highway, N-SCI-1, SSMC 4, 9th Floor
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713-3028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (301) 713-4384
Contact_Instructions:
Contact info is for CCMA general reception. Please ask for current Biogeography project manager for the Seafloor Characterization of U.S. Caribbean.
Resource_Description: Downloadable Data
Distribution_Liability:
These data were prepared by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, make any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed in this report, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. Any views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof. Although all data have been used by NOAA, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by NOAA as to the accuracy of the data and/or related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by NOAA in the use of these data or related materials.

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20121220
Metadata_Review_Date: 20100225
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CCMA Biogeography Branch
Contact_Person:
Project Manager - Seafloor Characterization of the U.S. Caribbean
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 1305 East West Highway, N-SCI-1, SSMC 4, 9th Floor
City: Silver Spring
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20910
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (301) 713-3028
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: Local Time

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CoRIS_Ending_Date: 20050212
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