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NOS Hydrographic Surveys Collection
Entry ID: gov.noaa.ngdc.NOS_Hydrographic_Survey_Collection


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Summary
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.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 90.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: NOS Hydrographic Surveys Collection
Dataset Release Date: 2012-03-02T00:00:00.000Z
Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
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.
Data Set Progress
ACTIVE
Data Center
National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: https://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT BRANCH DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI
Phone: +1 828-271-4800
Fax: +1 828-271-4876
Email: ncdc.orders at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
151 Patton Avenue
Federal Building, Room 468
City: Asheville
Province or State: NC
Postal Code: 28801-5001
Country: USA
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Distribution
Distribution Format: Bathymetry Attributed Grid (BAG)
Personnel
Role: METADATA AUTHOR
Phone: (303) 497-6429
Fax: (303) 497-6513
Email: Hydro.Info at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
325 Broadway E/GC3
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80305-3328
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2017-01-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-09-28


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