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Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries SED Dataset 2_17_11
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        organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
        positionName:  Marine Geology Data Manager
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                voice:  (303) 497-6339
                facsimile:  (303) 497-6513
            address:  (CI_Address)
                deliveryPoint:  325 Broadway, Mail Code E/GC3
                city:  Boulder
                administrativeArea:  CO
                postalCode:  80305-3328
                country:  USA
                electronicMailAddress:  geology.info@noaa.gov
            hoursOfService:  7:30 - 5:00 Mountain
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    dateStamp:  2014-05-05
    metadataStandardName:  ISO 19115-2 Geographic Information - Metadata - Part 2: Extensions for Imagery and Gridded Data
    metadataStandardVersion:  ISO 19115-2:2009(E)
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            geometricObjectType:  (MD_GeometricObjectTypeCode) point
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        referenceSystemIdentifier:  (RS_Identifier)
            authority:  (CI_Citation)
                title:  European Petroleum Survey Group (EPSG) Geodetic Parameter Registry
                date:  (CI_Date)
                    date:  2008-11-12
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                    organisationName:  European Petroleum Survey Group
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                            linkage: http://www.epsg-registry.org/
                            name:  European Petroleum Survey Group Geodetic Parameter Dataset
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            code:  urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
            version:  6.18.3
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        citation:  (CI_Citation)
            title:  Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries SED Dataset 2_17_11
            date:  (CI_Date)
                date:  2011-02-17
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            date:  (CI_Date)
                date:  2011-02-17
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                code:  Downloadable Data
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                organisationName:  Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
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                organisationName:  National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA
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        abstract:  This GIS data layer represents point coverage of seafloor sediment size and composition in Massachusetts territorial waters. The data were created by aggregating available sediment point data collected from the United States Geological Survey's (USGS) usSEABED, version 1.0, U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 118 (Reid 2005), the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, and the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Sediment data were collected between 1884 to 2008 from a variety of published and unpublished sediment texture and other geologic data. As such, the data has a variety of different horizontal accuracies and sampling and analysis methodologies. The dataset includes relative data quality for each point. More information regarding the compiled data sources and data quality assessment is available in Ford, K.H. and S.E. Voss. 2010. Seafloor sediment composition in Massachusetts determined using point data. Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries Technical Report, TR-45. 21pp. http://www.mass.gov/dfwele/dmf/publications/tr_45.pdf
        purpose:  These data were compiled for the creation of surficial sediment maps.
        credit:  These spatial data were compiled by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries.
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            individualName:  Kathryn Ford & Steven Voss
            organisationName:  Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
            positionName:  Fisheries Habitat Technician
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                    voice:  508-990-2860
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                    deliveryPoint:  1213 Purchase St. 3rd Floor
                    city:  New Bedford
                    administrativeArea:  MA
                    postalCode:  02740
                    country:  USA
                    electronicMailAddress:  steven.voss@state.ma.us
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            organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
            positionName:  Marine Geology Data Manager
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            keyword:  Scientific archives
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            keyword:  Oceanography
            keyword:  Ocean bottom
            keyword:  Geology
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            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Ocean/Lake Records > Sediments
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Solid Earth > Sediments
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sediment Composition
            keyword:  EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sedimentary Textures
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            keyword:  Massachusetts
            keyword:  Gulf of Maine
            keyword:  Massachusetts Bay
            keyword:  Cape Cod Bay
            keyword:  Nantucket Sound
            keyword:  Vineyard Sound
            keyword:  Buzzards Bay
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        resourceConstraints:  (MD_LegalConstraints)
            accessConstraints:  (MD_RestrictionCode) otherRestrictions
            otherConstraints:  Access Constraints: None. These data are in the public domain. GIS files are freely available for download.
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            useConstraints:  (MD_RestrictionCode) otherRestrictions
            otherConstraints:  Use Constraints: Public domain data from the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF), an agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game, are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize DMF as the source of these data. You are not permitted to use DMF's name or to suggest that DMF endorses your project or product, without its express written consent. While efforts have been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the state of the art, DMF cannot assume liability for any damages or misrepresentation caused by any inaccuracies in the data or as a result of changes to the data caused by system transfers. The user must be aware of data conditions and bear responsibility for the appropriate use of these data with respect to possible errors, original map scale, collection methodology, currency of data, and other conditions specific to these data. Distribution Liability: Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these data, errors and conditions originating from physical sources used to develop these data may be reflected in the data supplied. The client must be aware of data conditions and bear responsibility for the appropriate use of the information with respect to possible errors, original map scale, collection methodology, currency of data, and other conditions specific to certain data. In no event shall MADMF be liable for any damages, whether general, special, incidental or consequential damages, arising out of your use of these data. Your sole remedy for damages is to stop using the data. You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless MADMF and its employees against any claim, loss, liability or expense, including attorneys' fees, resulting from loss of or damage to property or the injury to or death of any person arising out of the use of the data.
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            useLimitation:  Please cite the originator of the data set, the date downloaded, and the National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, as the source of the data.
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            classification:  (MD_ClassificationCode) unclassified
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                title:  Seafloor Sediment Composition in Massachusetts Determined Using Point Data
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                    date:  2010-12-01
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                    organisationName:  Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
                    role:  (CI_RoleCode) resourceProvider
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                    name:  Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries Technical Report Series
                    issueIdentification:  TR-45
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        language:
          LanguageCode:  eng; USA
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        topicCategory:  (MD_TopicCategoryCode) oceans
        topicCategory:  (MD_TopicCategoryCode) geoscientificInformation
        environmentDescription:  Native Dataset Environment: Microsoft Windows XP Version 5.1 (Build 2600) Service Pack 3; ESRI ArcCatalog 9.3.0.1770 Shapefile
        extent:  (EX_Extent)
            description:  Northwest Atlantic Ocean offshore Massachusetts
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                westBoundLongitude:  -71.2353
                eastBoundLongitude:  -69.7492
                southBoundLatitude:  41.1069
                northBoundLatitude:  42.965
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                  TimePeriod:
                    description:  Publication Date
                    beginPosition:  1884-01-01
                    endPosition:  2008-12-31
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                minimumValue:
                  Real:  -200
                maximumValue:
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                verticalCRS:
        supplementalInformation:  These data were compiled in part to support the Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan, December 2009.
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    contentInfo:  (MD_CoverageDescription)
        attributeDescription:
          RecordType:  The Latitude and Longitude (point) from which a sample of sediment or rock was collected from the sea floor or a lakebed.
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        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  Latitude
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            descriptor:  Distance measured north or south from the equator. Distance north is positive, distance south is negative.
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                name:  decimal degrees
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            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  Longitude
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  Longitude is measured from the Prime Meridian (which is the north/south line that runs through Greenwich, England), values measured east are positive and values measured west are negative.
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            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  decimal degrees
                name:  decimal degrees
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    contentInfo:  (MD_CoverageDescription)
        attributeDescription:
          RecordType:  Information about the location from which a sample of sediment or rock was collected from the sea floor or a lakebed.
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        dimension:  (MD_Band)
            sequenceIdentifier:
              MemberName:
                aName:  Water Depth Meters
                attributeType:
            descriptor:  The depth from the surface of the water to the sea floor or lakebed at the location where a measurement was taken or sample collection was begun.
            maxValue:
              Real:  23000
            minValue:
              Real:  0
            units:
              UnitDefinition:
                identifier:  corrected meters
                name:  corrected meters
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    contentInfo:  (MD_FeatureCatalogueDescription)
        includedWithDataset:  true
        featureTypes:
          LocalName:
        featureCatalogueCitation:
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    distributionInfo:  (MD_Distribution)
        distributionFormat:  (MD_Format)
            name:  ARCE
            version:
            fileDecompressionTechnique:  no compression applied
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            distributorContact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
                positionName:  Marine Geology Data Manager
                contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                    phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                        voice:  (303) 497-6339
                        facsimile:  (303) 497-6513
                    address:  (CI_Address)
                        deliveryPoint:  325 Broadway, Mail Code E/GC3
                        city:  Boulder
                        administrativeArea:  CO
                        postalCode:  80305-3328
                        country:  USA
                        electronicMailAddress:  geology.info@noaa.gov
                    hoursOfService:  7:30 - 5:00 Mountain
                role:  (CI_RoleCode) distributor
            distributionOrderProcess:  (MD_StandardOrderProcess)
                fees:  GIS and coordinate files may be downloaded at no charge.
        transferOptions:  (MD_DigitalTransferOptions)
            transferSize:
              Real:  5.4
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/g10164/
                protocol:  WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                applicationProfile:  Web Browser
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                description:  Web page of information about the database including links to full documentation and free data download from NGDC.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/g10164/
                protocol:  WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                name: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geology/g10164/
                description:  Web page of information about the database including links to full documentation and free data download from NGDC.
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) download
            onLine:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                linkage: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/geolin/geolin.html
                protocol:  WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
                applicationProfile:  Web Browser
                name:  search by set
                description:  discovery via the NGDC marine geologic inventory
                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) search
            offLine:  (MD_Medium)
                name:  (MD_MediumNameCode) CD-ROM
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    dataQualityInfo:  (DQ_DataQuality)
        scope:  (DQ_Scope)
            level:  (MD_ScopeCode) dataset
            extent:  #boundingExtent
            levelDescription:  (MD_ScopeDescription)
                dataset:  gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.geology:G10164
        report:  (DQ_AbsoluteExternalPositionalAccuracy)
            nameOfMeasure:  Horizontal Positional Accuracy
            measureDescription:  usSEABED metadata records state "Locational accuracy is dependent on the accuracy of the navigational technique from the individual data sources and may vary widely (e.g., from 0.005km (differential GPS) in more recent surveys to greater than 2 km based on radar, Loran, or dead reckoning in older surveys.) Users of the data should use their own criteria for assessing the accuracy of the locations." Other datasets included in this compilation that were collected within the past 10 years have a horizontal accuracy better than 30 meters.
            evaluationMethodDescription:  Horizontal accuracy varies based on the type of positioning equipment used in each survey contained in this compilation.
            result:  (DQ_QuantitativeResult)
                valueUnit:
                  BaseUnit:
                    identifier:
                    unitsSystem:
                value:
                  Record:  2000
        report:  (DQ_AbsoluteExternalPositionalAccuracy)
            nameOfMeasure:  Vertical Positional Accuracy
            measureDescription:  Vertical accuracy was not assessed
            evaluationMethodDescription:  Vertical accuracy was not assessed
            result:
        report:  (DQ_CompletenessCommission)
            evaluationMethodDescription:  Phi values less than -6 are not included in the usSEABED data. Additional datasets are known to exist that have not yet been included in this compilation.
            result:
        report:  (DQ_CompletenessOmission)
            evaluationMethodDescription:  Phi values less than -6 are not included in the usSEABED data. Additional datasets are known to exist that have not yet been included in this compilation.
            result:
        report:  (DQ_ConceptualConsistency)
            measureDescription:  Overlapping data points were checked to see if they had different dataset keys, different grain size values, different dates of sampling, or had other variables that indicated redundant samples. If the samples differed in any way such that a conclusive determination of redundancy could not be made, the samples were kept (because of the possibility that some samples were taken in the same place). Photographic data from the DMF Lobster Project were normalized to 100% total grain size. Duplicate points exist and samples with less than and greater than 100% total grain size exist. Samples that were found on land were manually identified and removed.
            result:
        lineage:  (LI_Lineage)
            statement:  Lineage prior to transfer to NGDC is given below
            processStep:  (LI_ProcessStep)
                description:  Received data from source
                dateTime:
                  DateTime:  2011-04-13T00:00:00
            processStep:  (LI_ProcessStep)
                description:  The multiple datasets were compiled and then clipped to encompass the area of Massachusetts territorial waters including Nantucket Sound and a 10km buffer. Overlapping data points were checked to see if they had different dataset keys, different grain size values, different dates of sampling, or had other variables that indicated redundant samples. If the samples differed in any way such that a conclusive determination of redundancy could not be made, the samples were kept (because of the possibility that some samples were taken in the same place). Samples that were found on land were manually identified and removed. Photographic data from the DMF Lobster Project were normalized to 100% total grain size. Substrate type percentages were used to create gravel-sand-mud classifications using Folk (1954) and Shepard/Schlee codes (see Hastings, Poppe, and Hathaway, 2000. Chapter 2 in USGS East-coast sediment analysis, USGS OFR 00-358). The SEDCLASS tool was not utilized; the classifications were done with a visual basic macro within Excel. The reason there are two Folk and Shepard classifications is 2-fold: 1) We could not repeat the Folk classification results that were in usSEABED, mostly because it appears that the %Gravel values were concatenated or rounded to the nearest whole number. Therefore, the "slightly gravelly" category could not be repeated (0.1% to 5% gravel). 2) We used the Gravel-Sand-Mud ternary diagrams, rather than trying to nest the Sand-Silt Clay ternary diagrams into the Gravel-Sand-Mud diagram. The Shepard/Schlee classification approach nests well, but in many datasets we don't have reliable sand-silt-clay information. The Folk classification does not appear to be designed for nesting.
            processStep:  (LI_ProcessStep)
                description:  The native coordinate system for the dataset is the geographic decimal degree coordinate system, North American Datum 1983 (NAD83). Corpscon 6.0.1 was used to convert to the Massachusetts State Plane Coordinate System, Mainland Zone (Fipszone 2001), meters. www.tec.army.mil
            processStep:  (LI_ProcessStep)
                description:  The Excel spreadsheet was utilized to create a point shapefile in ArcGIS 9.3 using Add X,Y Data tool and selecting the Easting and Northing columns. All attributes were then exported to a point shapefile using the Export Data tool.
            source:  (LI_Source)
                description:  Source Contribution: usSEABED: Atlantic Coast Offshore Surficial Sediment Data ReleaseCD-ROM and online
                scaleDenominator:  (MD_RepresentativeFraction)
                    denominator:
                sourceCitation:  (CI_Citation)
                    title:  usSEABED: Atlantic Coast Offshore Surficial Sediment Data Release
                    alternateTitle:  usSEABED
                    date:  (CI_Date)
                        date:  2005-01-01
                        dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
                    edition:  1.0
                    citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                        organisationName:  U.S. Geological Survey
                        role:  (CI_RoleCode) resourceProvider
                    citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                        organisationName:  University of Colorado
                        role:  (CI_RoleCode) resourceProvider
                    presentationForm:  (CI_PresentationFormCode) mapHardcopy
                    otherCitationDetails:  U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 118
                sourceExtent:  (EX_Extent)
                    temporalElement:  (EX_TemporalExtent)
                        extent:
                          TimePeriod:
                            description:  publication date
                            beginPosition:  1884
                            endPosition:  2003
            source:  (LI_Source)
                description:  Source Contribution: Maciolek, NJ, RJ Diaz, DT Dahlen, and SA Doner. 2008. 2007 Boston Harbor Benthic Monitoring Report. Boston: Massachusetts Water Resources Authority. Report 2008-22. 54 pages plus appendices. online
                sourceCitation:  (CI_Citation)
                    title:  MWRA: 2007 Boston Harbor Benthic Monitoring: GRN_SZ Data
                    alternateTitle:  MWRA
                    date:  (CI_Date)
                        date:  2008-01-01
                        dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
                    citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                        organisationName:  Massachusetts Water Resources Authority
                        role:  (CI_RoleCode) resourceProvider
                    otherCitationDetails:  Tables 3-2 and 3-3.
                sourceExtent:  (EX_Extent)
                    temporalElement:  (EX_TemporalExtent)
                        extent:
                          TimePeriod:
                            description:  publication date
                            beginPosition:  1993
                            endPosition:  2007
            source:  (LI_Source)
                description:  Source Contribution: http://www.epa.gov/emap/nca/html/data/index.htmlonline
                sourceCitation:  (CI_Citation)
                    title:  EPA: National Coastal Assessment-Northeast/Massachusetts
                    alternateTitle:  EPA NCA
                    date:  (CI_Date)
                        date:  2001-01-01
                        dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
                    citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                        organisationName:  EPA
                        role:  (CI_RoleCode) resourceProvider
                    otherCitationDetails:  Data query on website
                sourceExtent:  (EX_Extent)
                    temporalElement:  (EX_TemporalExtent)
                        extent:
                          TimePeriod:
                            description:  publication date
                            beginPosition:  2000
                            endPosition:  2001
            source:  (LI_Source)
                description:  Source Contribution: http://www.epa.gov/emap/nca/html/data/index.htmlonline
                sourceCitation:  (CI_Citation)
                    title:  EPA: Environmental Monitoring & Assessment Program, Virginian Province
                    alternateTitle:  EMAP Virginian Province
                    date:  (CI_Date)
                        date:  1991-01-01
                        dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
                    citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                        organisationName:  EPA
                        role:  (CI_RoleCode) resourceProvider
                    otherCitationDetails:  Data query on website
                sourceExtent:  (EX_Extent)
                    temporalElement:  (EX_TemporalExtent)
                        extent:
                          TimeInstant:
                            description:  publication date
                            timePosition:  1991
            source:  (LI_Source)
                description:  Source Contribution: MADMF Resource Assessment Project: Trawl Survey Hang DataCD-ROM
                sourceCitation:  (CI_Citation)
                    title:  MADMF Resource Assessment Project: Trawl Survey Hang Data
                    alternateTitle:  DMF Resource Hang Data
                    date:  (CI_Date)
                        date:  2008-01-01
                        dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
                    citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                        organisationName:  Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
                        role:  (CI_RoleCode) resourceProvider
                    otherCitationDetails:  Tows can be aborted due to the gear hanging on hard bottom, fixed fishing gear, and obstructions. When the reason for the hang could be ascertained and was relevant to sediment type, we included the point and assigned the relevant Folk code value. Data from Jeremy King.
                sourceExtent:  (EX_Extent)
                    temporalElement:  (EX_TemporalExtent)
                        extent:
                          TimePeriod:
                            description:  publication date
                            beginPosition:  1978
                            endPosition:  2007
            source:  (LI_Source)
                description:  Source Contribution: MADMF Coastal Lobster Project: Sediment Verification of Ventless Trap Survey SitesCD-ROM
                sourceCitation:  (CI_Citation)
                    title:  MADMF Coastal Lobster Project: Sediment Verification of Ventless Trap Survey Sites
                    alternateTitle:  DMF lobproj_photo
                    date:  (CI_Date)
                        date:  2006-01-01
                        dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
                    citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                        organisationName:  Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries
                        role:  (CI_RoleCode) resourceProvider
                    otherCitationDetails:  Unpublished data from Tracy Pugh and Bob Glenn.
                sourceExtent:  (EX_Extent)
                    temporalElement:  (EX_TemporalExtent)
                        extent:
                          TimePeriod:
                            description:  publication date
                            beginPosition:  2006
                            endPosition:  2007
            source:  (LI_Source)
                description:  Source Contribution: Matt Arsenault, USGS Woods Hole Field Station, Marine Aggregate Resources and Processes, 2008.online
                sourceCitation:  (CI_Citation)
                    title:  Grain size laboratory samples, 2004-2008
                    alternateTitle:  USGS_sedlab_MA
                    date:  (CI_Date)
                        date:  2008-01-01
                        dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
                    citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                        organisationName:  USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program, Woods Hole, MA
                        role:  (CI_RoleCode) resourceProvider
                    otherCitationDetails:  Download of 2004-2008 lab samples from Woods Hole grain size laboratory, from Matt Arsenault.
                sourceExtent:  (EX_Extent)
                    temporalElement:  (EX_TemporalExtent)
                        extent:
                          TimePeriod:
                            description:  publication date
                            beginPosition:  2004
                            endPosition:  2008
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    metadataMaintenance:  (MD_MaintenanceInformation)
        maintenanceAndUpdateFrequency:  (MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode) annually
        dateOfNextUpdate:  2015-05-05
        maintenanceNote:  Metadata Review Date: 2015-05-05
        contact:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
            individualName:  Carla J. Moore
            organisationName:  DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
            positionName:  Marine Geology Data Manager
            contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                phone:  (CI_Telephone)
                    voice:  (303) 497-6339
                    facsimile:  (303) 497-6513
                address:  (CI_Address)
                    deliveryPoint:  325 Broadway, Mail Code E/GC3
                    city:  Boulder
                    administrativeArea:  CO
                    postalCode:  80305-3328
                    country:  USA
                    electronicMailAddress:  geology.info@noaa.gov
                hoursOfService:  7:30 - 5:00 Mountain
            role:  (CI_RoleCode) custodian
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    acquisitionInformation:  (MI_AcquisitionInformation)
        instrument:  (MI_Instrument)
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:  various
            type:
            description:  1753 seafloor photographs, 627 cores, 4424 grab/surface, 12311 unknown
        instrument:  (MI_Instrument)
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                code:  In Situ/Laboratory Instruments
            type:  instrument
            description:  Instrument Type: Sea floor and lakebed geologic sampling (coring, drilling, dredging, trawling, and/or grab sampling devices) and/or in situ measurements (cameras, visual observations, and/or recorders/loggers)
        platform:  (MI_Platform)
            identifier:  (MD_Identifier)
                authority:  (CI_Citation)
                    title:  NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
                    date:  (CI_Date)
                        date:  2008-02-05
                        dateType:  (CI_DateTypeCode) publication
                    citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                        organisationName:  NASA
                        positionName:  GCMD User Support Office
                        contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                            address:  (CI_Address)
                                electronicMailAddress:  gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
                            onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                                linkage: http://gcmd.nasa.gov/MailComments/MailComments.jsf?rcpt=gcmduso
                                name:  GCMD Feedback Form
                                description:  Have a Comment for the GCMD?
                                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                        role:  (CI_RoleCode) custodian
                    citedResponsibleParty:  (CI_ResponsibleParty)
                        organisationName:
                        contactInfo:  (CI_Contact)
                            onlineResource:  (CI_OnlineResource)
                                linkage: http://gcmd.nasa.gov/learn/keyword_list.html
                                name:  GCMD Keywords Page
                                description:  This page describes the NASA GCMD Keywords, how to reference those keywords and provides download instructions.
                                function:  (CI_OnLineFunctionCode) information
                        role:  (CI_RoleCode) custodian
                code:  In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS
            description:  Various ocean-based and lake-based ships, boats, remotely operated vehicles, submersibles, and other unspecified types of platforms
            instrument: