NOS Hydrographic Surveys CollectionEntry ID: gov.noaa.ngdc.NOS_Hydrographic_Survey_Collection
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Abstract: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has the statutory mandate to collect hydrographic data in support of nautical chart compilation for safe navigation and to provide background data for engineers, scientific, and other commercial and industrial activities. Hydrographic survey data primarily consist of water depths, but may also include features (e.g. rocks, wrecks), navigation aids, shoreline identification, and bottom type information. NOAA is responsible for archiving and distributing the source data as described in this metadata record. Survey types are B: Hydrographic EEZ Surveys; D: Discovery Surveys; H: Hydrographic Surveys; F: Field Edit Surveys; W: Non-NOS Hydrographic Surveys.
Purpose: These hydrographic data are made available to the public for a wide variety of uses, such as sea-bottom characterization, habitat classification, coastal studies, boundary issues, and tsunami forecasting. These data are not intended to be used for navigation. Nautical charts produced and certified by NOAA should be used for navigation purposes.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: NOS Hydrographic Surveys Collection
Dataset Release Date: 2012-03-02T00:00:00.000Z
Version: Not provided
Start Date: 1837-05-23
Use Constraints Access Constraints: None. Use Constraints: These data are NOT to be used for navigation. Distribution Liability: These data are not to be used for navigation purposes. NOAA makes no warranty regarding these data, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data, nor as a result of the failure of these data to function on a particular system. Only NOAA nautical charts are designed and approved for navigational use.
In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > Acoustic Sounders > > MSBS > Multibeam Swath Bathymetry System
In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > Acoustic Sounders > > MBES > Multibeam Mapping System
In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > Acoustic Sounders > > SONAR > Sound Navigation and Ranging
Earth Remote Sensing Instruments > Passive Remote Sensing > Positioning/Navigation > GPS > GPS RECEIVERS
Earth Remote Sensing Instruments > Passive Remote Sensing > Positioning/Navigation > GPS > GPS/IMU > Global Positioning System/Inertial Measurement Unit
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Data Set Progress
Distribution Format: Bathymetry Attributed Grid (BAG)
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Phone: (303) 497-6429
Fax: (303) 497-6513
Email: Hydro.Info at noaa.gov
325 Broadway E/GC3
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80305-3328
Extended Metadata Properties
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2017-01-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-09-28