Wreck and Obstruction Data for the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and North America Coastlines
Entry ID: CGS_NCD_WRECK_OBSTR

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Summary
Abstract: The Automated Wreck and Obstruction Information System (AWOIS) is an
automated file that contains information on wrecks and obstructions in
areas subject to NOS hydrographic surveys. The file contains
information on approximately 10,000 submerged wrecks and obstructions
in the coastal waters of the United States. Items in this file are
individually catalogued and are accompanied by historic and
descriptive information gathered from field observations and
Government and private publications. All items have a position in
latitude and longitude, a position accuracy code, a charted symbol
code, and a chart number. Each item has also been evaluated for the
adequacy of the available information as it relates to future survey
and nautical charting activities and may carry a specific
recommendation for the type of survey investigation required to
improve the quality of known information.

Related URL
Link: GET DATA
Description: Access to AWOIS database.


Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: Hydrographic Surveys Division.


Geographic Coverage
 N: 71.0 S: 17.0  E: -64.0  W: 175.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1950-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > United States Coast
CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA > Coastal Areas


Science Keywords
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY    [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >WATER DEPTH    [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE ENVIRONMENT MONITORING >MARINE OBSTRUCTIONS >SHIPWRECKS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
ELEVATION
OCEANS
TRANSPORTATION


Instrument
SIDE-SCAN SONAR    [Information]


Keywords
CGS/NCD_WRECK_OBSTR
MARINE ARCHEOLOGY
WRECK INFORMATION


Originating Center
NOAA/NOS/CGS/NCD


Data Center
Hydrographic Surveys Division, Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.nauticalcharts.noaa.gov/hsd/hsd-0.htm

Data Center Personnel
Name: OFFICE OF COAST SURVEY HYDROGRAPHIC SURVEYS DIVISION
Phone: (301) 713-2780 ext.144
Contact Address:
National Ocean Service, Office of Coast Survey
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
1305 East-West Highway
City: Silver Spring
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20910-3282
Country: USA


Personnel
STEPHEN VERRY
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: (301) 713-2702
Fax: 301-713-4533
Email: Stephen.Verry at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Ocean Service, Hydrographic Surveys Division (N/CS31)
1315 East-West Highway
City: Silver Spring
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20910-3282
Country: USA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-01-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-12-21

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