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)

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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.
  • Cite as: US DOC/NOAA/NMFS > Northeast Fisheries Science Center (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://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0187513. Accessed [date].
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DistributorDOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Time Period1977-02-13 to 2017-01-01
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 44.77
S: 35.17
E: -65.25
W: -74.95
Spatial Coverage Map
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Publication Dates
  • publication: 2019-08-15
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress StatusComplete - production of the data has been completed
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
PurposeThis dataset is available to the public for a wide variety of uses including scientific research and analysis.
Use Limitations
  • accessLevel: Public
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: US DOC/NOAA/NMFS > Northeast Fisheries Science Center (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://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0187513. Accessed [date].
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Theme keywordsNODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Service Keywords Provider Keywords
  • Ichthyoplankton
  • Oceanography
  • Plankton
  • Zooplankton
  • baseline conditions
  • remote sensing
  • shelf-wide
Data Center keywordsGlobal Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywordsNODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS EcoMon Project Platforms 1977-2017
  • ABLE JAY
  • ADMIRAL ARCISCEWSKI
  • ADVENTUROUS
  • ALBATROSS IV
  • ALIOT
  • ARGO MAINE
  • ARGUS
  • BELOGORSK
  • DELAWARE II
  • ENDEAVOR
  • EVRIKA
  • GEORGE B KELEZ
  • GOERLITZ
  • GORDON GUNTER
  • GYRE
  • HENRY B BIGELOW
  • ISABEL S
  • KATAHDIN
  • LADY HAMMOND
  • MARION C II ; ALSO MORMAC CAPE (PRIOR TO 1990)
  • MOUNT MITCHELL
  • NOBSKA
  • NOGLIKI
  • NORDIC PRIDE
  • OCEANOGRAPHER
  • OKEANOS EXPLORER
  • PELICAN III
  • PISCES; ALSO OCEAN PRINCE (PRIOR TO 2008)
  • WIECZNO
  • YUBILEINIY
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords SeaDataNet Ship and Platform Codes
Instrument keywordsNODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
Place keywordsNODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Provider Location Keywords
  • Carolina Capes (North Carolina)
  • East Florida
  • Georges Bank
  • Georgia
  • Gulf of Maine
  • Mid-Atlantic Bight
  • Nova Scotia
  • South Carolina
  • Southern New England
Project keywordsEcoystem Monitoring
KeywordsNCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: US DOC/NOAA/NMFS > Northeast Fisheries Science Center (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://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0187513. Accessed [date].
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  • 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.
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Processing Steps
  • 2019-08-15T19:59:01Z - NCEI Accession 0187513 v1.1 was published.
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Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • net
  • net - plankton net
  • net - zooplankton net
Platform
  • ADMIRAL ARCISZEWSKI
  • ALIOT
  • ARGO MAINE
  • ARGUS
  • BELOGORSK
  • EVRIKA
  • G. B. KELEZ
  • Goerlitz
  • GYRE
  • Isabel S.
  • Katahdin
  • MT. MITCHELL
  • NOAA Ship Albatross IV
  • NOAA Ship Delaware II
  • NOAA Ship Gordon Gunter
  • NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow
  • NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer
  • NOAA Ship Pisces
  • Nobska
  • NOGLIKI
  • Nordic Pride
  • USNS Adventurous
  • YUBILEYNYY
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