1 Identification Information

1.1 Citation

1.1.8.1 Originator: National Marine Fisheries Service

1.1.8.2 Publication Date:19980930

1.1.8.4 Title: NMFS-Northeast Fisheries Science Center; Biological

and Oceanographic Cruise Data (1948-1975)

1.1.8.5 Edition:

1.1.8.6 Geospatial Data Presentation Form:

1.1.8.7 Series Information

1.1.8.7.1 Series Name:

1.1.8.7.2 Issue Identification:

1.1.8.8 Publication Information

1.1.8.8.1 Publication Place:

1.1.8.8.2 Publisher:

1.1.8.10 Online Linkage: http://www.wh.whoi.edu/survey/historical/

1.2 Description

1.2.1 Abstract:

The NEFSC, Resource Surveys Branch has archived biological

and oceanographic data collected since 1948. The primary

research vessels ("Albatross III", "Albatross IV",

"Delaware I" and "Delaware II") plus over five dozen charter

vessels and two dozen foreign vessels were once involved in

bottom trawl, gear comparison, hydracoustic, invertebrate, and

shellfish research.



Over 15,000 stations were occupied during these cruises in an

attempt to delineate the species composition, geographic distribution,

and abundance of various resources. Original field logs may contain

fish and invertebrate species, weight, length frequency, total catch

numbers, and associated oceanographic and meteorological data.

Cruise notes, cruise reports, sailing orders, charts, press

releases, and cruise tracks are also part of the cruise

documentation.

This project was divided in two parts: Digital images (now

available at: http://www.wh.whoi.edu/survey/historical/)

and the description of selected bottom trawl surveys (1948-1962).



1.2.2 Purpose: Historical Data Rescue

1.2.3 Supplemental Information:

1.2.3.1 Entry ID: NEFSC0001

1.2.3.2 Sensor Name:

1.2.3.3 Source Name:

1.2.3.4 Campaign or Project:

1.2.3.5 Originating Center: NOAA/NMFS/NEFSC > Northeast Fisheries Science Center

1.2.3.6 Storage Medium: UNIX Oracle RDBMS

1.2.3.7 Reference:

1.2.3.9 NOAAServer URLs

1.2.3.9.1 More Information:

1.2.3.9.2 Preview:

1.2.3.9.3 Obtain:

1.3 Time Period of Content

1.3.1 Currentness Reference:

1.3.9.3 Range of Dates/Times

1.3.9.3.1 Beginning Date: 1948

1.3.9.3.2 Beginning Time:

1.3.9.3.3 Ending Date: 1975

1.3.9.3.4 Ending Time:

1.4 Status

1.4.1 Progress:

1.4.2 Maintenance and Update Frequency: updated frequently

1.5 Spatial Domain

1.5.1 Bounding Coordinates

1.5.1.1 West Bounding Coordinate: -74.0000

1.5.1.2 East Bounding Coordinate: -64.0000

1.5.1.3 North Bounding Coordinate: 44.0000

1.5.1.4 South Bounding Coordinate: 39.0000

1.6 Keywords

1.6.1 Theme:

1.6.1.1 Theme Keyword Thesaurus: None; uncontrolled keywords

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Data rescue

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Historical

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Trawl logs

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Surface temperature

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Bottom temperature

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Fish

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Scallops

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Oceanographic

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Biological

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Cruise

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Research vessel

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Charter vessel

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Foreign vessel

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Length frequency

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Depth

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Water

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Wave height

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Survey

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Groundfish

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Otter trawl

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Iceland trawl

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Marine biology

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Ocean Temperatures

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Invertebrates

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Fishing Vessels

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Marine

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Water depth

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Shellfish

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Sea

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Oceans

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Data processing

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Data analysis

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Marine environments

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Fisheries management

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Oceanography

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Bottom trawl

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Sea state

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Aquatic Organisms

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Bathymetry

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Catch

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Fisheries

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Ocean wildlife

1.6.1.2 Theme Keyword: Marine weather observations

1.6.2 Place

1.6.2.1 Place Keyword Thesaurus: GCMD DIF, Version 6.21, July 1998: Location Keywords

1.6.2.2 Place Keyword: Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Georges Bank

1.6.2.2 Place Keyword: Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Gulf of Maine

1.6.2.2 Place Keyword: Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Long Island Sound

1.6.2.2 Place Keyword: Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean > Browns Bank

1.6.2.2 Place Keyword: Atlantic Ocean > North Atlantic Ocean

1.6.2.2 Place Keyword: United States of America > Southern New England

1.6.2.1 Place Keyword Thesaurus: uncontrolled keywords

1.6.2.2 Place Keyword: Mid-Atlantic

1.6.3 Stratum

1.6.3.1 Stratum Keyword Thesaurus:

1.6.3.2 Stratum Keyword:

1.6.4 Temporal

1.6.4.1 Temporal Keyword Thesaurus: None; uncontrolled keywords

1.6.4.2 Temporal Keyword: historical

1.7 Access Constraints:

1.8 Use Constraints:

1.9 Point of Contact:

1.9.10.1 Contact Person Primary

1.9.10.1.1 Contact Person: Linda I. Despres

1.9.10.1.2 Contact Organization: NOAA/NMFS/NEFSC > Northeast Fisheries Science Center

1.9.10.2 Contact Organization Primary

1.9.10.2.1 Contact Organization:

1.9.10.2.2 Contact Person:

1.9.10.3 Contact Position:

1.9.10.4 Contact Address

1.9.10.4.1 Address Type: mailing and physical address

1.9.10.4.2 Address: 166 Water Street

1.9.10.4.3 City: Woods Hole

1.9.10.4.4 State or Province: MA

1.9.10.4.5 Postal Code: 02543

1.9.10.4.6 Country: USA

1.9.10.5 Contact Voice Telephone: (508)495-2346

1.9.10.6 Contact TDD/TTY Telephone:

1.9.10.7 Contact Facsimile Telephone: (508)495-2258

1.9.10.8 Contact Electronic Mail Address: INTERNET > Linda.Despres@noaa.gov



2 Data Quality Information

2.2 Logical Consistency Report: All data fields in network data

base have been audited/edited for data consistency.

2.3 Completeness Report:

2.5 Lineage

2.5.2 Process Step

2.5.2.1 Process Description:

2.5.2.3 Process Date:



4 Spatial Reference Information

4.1 Horizontal Coordinate System Definition

4.1.1 Geographic

4.1.1.1 Latitude Resolution: minute

4.1.1.2 Longitude Resolution: minute

4.1.1.3 Geographic Coordinate Units:

4.2 Vertical Coordinate System Definition

4.2.1 Altitude System Definition

4.2.1.1 Altitude Datum Name:

4.2.1.2 Altitude Resolution:

4.2.1.3 Altitude Distance Units:

4.2.1.4 Altitude Encoding Method:

4.2.2 Depth System Definition

4.2.2.1 Depth Datum Name:

4.2.2.2 Depth Resolution:

4.2.2.3 Depth Distance Units: meters

4.2.2.4 Depth Encoding Method:



6 Distribution Information

6.1 Distributor

6.1.10.2 Contact Organization Primary

6.1.10.2.1 Contact Organization: NOAA/NMFS/NEFSC > Northeast Fisheries Science Center

6.1.10.2.2 Contact Person: Linda I. Despres

6.1.10.3 Contact Position:

6.1.10.4 Contact Address

6.1.10.4.1 Address Type: Mailing and physical address

6.1.10.4.2 Address: 166 Water Street

6.1.10.4.3 City: Woods Hole

6.1.10.4.4 State or Province: MA

6.1.10.4.5 Postal Code: 02543

6.1.10.4.6 Country: USA

6.1.10.5 Contact Voice Telephone: (508)495-2346

6.1.10.6 Contact TDD/TTY Telephone:

6.1.10.7 Contact Facsimile Telephone: (508)495-2258

6.1.10.8 Contact Electronic Mail Address: INTERNET > Linda.Despres@noaa.gov

6.2 Resource Description:

6.3 Distribution Liability:

6.4 Standard Order Process

6.4.1 Non-digital Form:

6.4.2 Digital Form

6.4.2.1 Digital Transfer Information

6.4.2.1.1 Format Name:

6.4.2.1.7 Transfer Size:

6.4.2.2 Digital Transfer Option

6.4.2.2.1 Online Option

6.4.2.2.1.1 Computer Contact Information

6.4.2.2.1.1.1 Network Address:

6.4.2.2.1.1.1.1 Network Resource Name:

6.4.2.2.2 Offline Option

6.4.2.2.2.1 Offline Media:

6.4.2.2.2.2 Recording Capacity

6.4.2.2.2.2.1 Recording Density:

6.4.2.2.2.2.2 Recording Density Units:

6.4.2.2.2.3 Recording Format:

6.4.2.2.2.4 Compatibility Information:

6.4.3 Fees: None



7 Metadata Reference Information

7.1 Metadata Date:19980730

7.2 Metadata Review Date:19980901

7.3 Metadata Future Review Date:

7.4 Metadata Contact

7.4.10.1 Contact Person Primary

7.4.10.1.1 Contact Person: Linda I. Despres

7.4.10.1.2 Contact Organization: NOAA/NMFS/NEFSC > Northeast Fisheries Science Center

7.4.10.2 Contact Organization Primary

7.4.10.2.1 Contact Organization:

7.4.10.2.2 Contact Person:

7.4.10.3 Contact Position:

7.4.10.4 Contact Address

7.4.10.4.1 Address Type: mailing and physical address

7.4.10.4.2 Address: 166 Water Street

7.4.10.4.3 City: Woods Hole

7.4.10.4.4 State or Province: MA

7.4.10.4.5 Postal Code: 02543

7.4.10.4.6 Country: USA

7.4.10.5 Contact Voice Telephone: (508)495-2346

7.4.10.6 Contact TDD/TTY Telephone:

7.4.10.7 Contact Facsimile Telephone: (508)495-2258

7.4.10.8 Contact Electronic Mail Address: INTERNET >Linda.Despres@noaa.gov

7.5 Metadata Standard Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital

Geospatial Metadata

7.6 Metadata Standard Version: June 8,1994

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