Ecosystem Monitoring Program (EcoMon)

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Unknown
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Ecosystem Monitoring Program (EcoMon)
Description:
Abstract:
The objectives of the investigation are 1) to monitor the fishery-relevant components of the Northeast Shelf ecosystem, to characterize the baseline conditions and their variability, and to index the seasonal, annual, and decadal changes in the conditions of the ecosystem, and 2) to determine the effects of biological and physical processes on the recruitment of Northeast shelf fishes, especially gadoids. The Investigation utilizes three survey approaches to gather data on planktonic organisms and environmental parameters: 1) shelf-wide Research Vessel Surveys, and 2) Ship of Opportunity (SOOP) Transect Surveys and 3) sampling using a variety of environmental satellites and buoys (termed Remote Sensing Surveys).. Data generated by these surveys are analyzed by Center and outside scientists to determine zooplankton abundance, distribution and biomass estimates, time series of zooplankton abundances, and to establish baseline indices for zooplankton and hydrography in the northeastern US continental shelf ecosystem. Sponsor: United States Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Fisheries Science Center
Purpose:
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Supplemental_Information:
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Time_Period_of_Content:
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19770101
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -76.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -65.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 45.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 35.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > MARINE ENVIRONMENT MONITORING
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN OPTICS > FLUORESCENCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE > WATER TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY > SALINITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > SALINITY/DENSITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS > BIOMASS DYNAMICS
Theme_Keyword: BUOYS
Theme_Keyword: SHIPS
Theme_Keyword: SATELLITES
Theme_Keyword: BONGO NETS
Theme_Keyword: CPR > CONTINUOUS PLANKTON RECORDER
Theme_Keyword: CTD > CONDUCTIVITY, TEMPERATURE, DEPTH
Theme_Keyword: GOMMP > GULF OF MAINE MONITORING PROGRAMS
Theme_Keyword: Plankton
Theme_Keyword: Zooplankton
Theme_Keyword: Ichthyoplankton
Theme_Keyword: OCEANS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > GULF OF MAINE
Access_Constraints: None noted
Use_Constraints:
None noted
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Zooplankton and ichthyoplankton Over 300 plankton taxa are sorted, identified and enumerated by staff at the Sea Fisheries Institute in Poland through a joint studies program. Data received by the Ecosystems Monitoring Group is quality controlled and loaded into ORACLE tables at the Narragansett Laboratory. Water column temperature and salinity data are collected simultaneously with plankton tows using a Conductivity, Temperature and Depth (CTD) unit. Data are logged directly to the shipboard computing system (SCS), with raw data maintained by Data Management Services (DMS), Woods Hole, MA, and with quality controlled data loaded into SAS data bases residing on the Narragansett Lab network. Surface in vivo fluorescence measurements are made while the vessel is underway via the flow-through system and recorded every 15 seconds on the SCS. Calibration samples are taken twice daily, with chlorophyl-a extracted and measured onboard. Raw data are maintained by DMS, and quality controlled data are loaded into SAS databases residing at the Narragansett Lab. For selected results, click here. Surface primary productivity measurements are made while the vessel is underway via the flow-through system. These fast repetitive rate fluorometer values have been successfully converted to carbon production rates, and design of quality controlled data bases is in progress.
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Completeness_Report:
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Process_Step:
Process_Description:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: DOC/NOAA/NMFS/NEFSC > Northeast Fisheries Science Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Contact_Person: JON HARE
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 28 Tarzwell Drive
City: Narragansett
State_or_Province: Rhode Island
Postal_Code: 02882
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (401) 782-3258
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sharon.maclean@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: gomc_77
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.nefsc.noaa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/femad/ecosurvey/mainpage...
Access_Instructions:
Additional information about this monitoring program and data are available from this web site.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://na.nefsc.noaa.gov/ecosystem.html
Access_Instructions:
Additional information about this monitoring program and data are available from this web site.
Fees: None Noted
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20061115
Metadata_Review_Date: 20120306
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JON HARE
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: 28 Tarzwell Drive
City: Narragansett
State_or_Province: Rhode Island
Postal_Code: 02882
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (401) 782-3258
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sharon.maclean@noaa.gov
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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