EAISSNA - An Electronic Atlas of Ichthyoplankton on the Scotian Shelf of North America

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Government of Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Marine Fish Division
Publication_Date: 2001
Title: EAISSNA - An Electronic Atlas of Ichthyoplankton on the Scotian Shelf of North America
Edition:
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form:
Series_Information:
Series_Name:
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Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Publisher: Government of Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://www.marinebiodiversity.ca/en/eaissna/eaissna.html
Description:
Abstract:
The EAISSNA database contains information on location and time of spawning, and abundance and distribution of eggs and larvae of marine fish on the Scotian Shelf of North America. 197 scientific publications from 1919 to 2001 were reviewed and original analysis conducted on datasets from Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Scotian Shelf Ichthyoplankton Program (SSIP) and Fisheries Ecology Program (FEP) for 1976-82 from data archives, providing information on 107 taxa of fish and invertebrates. The database is intended for use in environmental assessment and management activities associated with offshore hydrocarbon development and production and ocean management. Supporting maps and database tables, and possible enhancements and developments including standards based World Wide Web (WWW) access are also described. Compact Disks (CD) (report, lists, maps and data) can be obtained from the authors.The database provides georeferenced information on distribution and seasonality of fish eggs and larvae, an important component of the ecosystem of the Canadian continental shelf. It is used by environmental managers, the oil industry and fisheries researchers. The database resides on the Fisheries and Oceans Canada Maritime Science Virtual Data Centre (VDC), which supports access and searches, as well as manipulation and visualization. The database includes new summary analyses of geospatial data from the Scotian Shelf Ichthyoplankton Program (SSIP) and Fisheries Ecology Program (FEP) and displays the information as electronic images (Microsoft portable network graphics format(PNGs) as well as vector representations (MapInfo Professional, MID/MIF transfer format). Spatial Data Organization Information - Indirect Spatial Reference: A table containing digitized seabed features allows searches for georeferences to locate polygons and identify features, allowing records to be located by searches of feature names. Direct Spatial Reference: Point data is referenced by latitude and longitude fields. Rasters (scans) of maps are accessed by searches for georeferences which are in boundaries of maximum and minimum latitude and longitude for the rasters. Vector data (polygons) are stored in MID/MIF interchange format which can be searched to locate polygons in which a sought after georeference occurs. Maximum and minimum extent of vector data (polygons) are stored, allowing searches for georeferences in the proximity of the polygons.
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
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Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19540101
Ending_Date: 20031231
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -33.5
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 55.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 20.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES > FISH
Theme_Keyword: GOMODP > GULF OF MAINE OCEAN DATA PARTNERSHIP
Theme_Keyword: Gcmd
Theme_Keyword: Distribution
Theme_Keyword: Marine Fish Eggs
Theme_Keyword: Marine Fish Larvae
Theme_Keyword: Marine Fish Spawning
Theme_Keyword: Seasonality
Theme_Keyword: Marine Biodiversity
Theme_Keyword: Cmb-bio Portal
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > BAY OF FUNDY
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > EASTERN CANADIAN CONTINENTAL SHELF AND SLOPE
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > GEORGES BANK
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MAINE
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > SCOTIAN SHELF
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > CANADA > NOVA SCOTIA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > MID-LATITUDE
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > NORTHERN HEMISPHERE
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > WESTERN HEMISPHERE
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MAINE
Access_Constraints: Basic MSAccess database distributed as CD; accessible in Oracle on Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) Marine Fish Division Virtual Data Centre on DFO Intranet, with permission.
Use_Constraints:
These include any use constraints applied to assure the protection of privacy or intellectual property, and any special restrictions or limitations on using the data set.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ROBERT M. BRANTON
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 1 Challenger Drive
City: Dartmouth
State_or_Province: Nova Scotia
Postal_Code: B2Y 3V4
Country: CA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (902) 426-3537
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (902) 426-1506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: brantonb@mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Information is present as data (e.g. numbers, dates); descriptions (e.g. time or season of spawning); scans of maps or graphics contained in scientific publications; polygons from scanned maps digitized in MapInfo GIS and stored in native format or in map interchange (MID/MIF) format; polygons generated in ACON Software from fish egg and larvae data from the Fisheries Ecology and Scotian Shelf Ichthyoplankton Programs and produced in MapInfo GIS native format or in map interchange (MID/MIF) format.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
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Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: CA/DFO > Fisheries and Oceans, Canada
Contact_Person: ROBERT M. BRANTON
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 1 Challenger Drive
City: Dartmouth
State_or_Province: Nova Scotia
Postal_Code: B2Y 3V4
Country: CA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (902) 426-3537
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (902) 426-1506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: brantonb@mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Resource_Description: Canada_DFO_AtlasIchthyoplankton
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://geodiscover.cgdi.ca/
Access_Instructions:
GeoConnections Discovery Portal. Canada's IDN Node.
Fees: Gratuit-free
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20040609
Metadata_Review_Date: 20080520
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20050717
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ROBERT M. BRANTON
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 1 Challenger Drive
City: Dartmouth
State_or_Province: Nova Scotia
Postal_Code: B2Y 3V4
Country: CA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (902) 426-3537
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (902) 426-1506
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: brantonb@mar.dfo-mpo.gc.ca
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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