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W00176: NOS Hydrographic Survey

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.
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  • Survey ID: W00176
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Distributor National Ocean Service Hydrographic Database Manager
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
(303) 497-6390
Hydro.Info@noaa.gov
Dataset Point of Contact Chief, Hydrographic Surveys Division
DOC/NOAA/NOS/OCS/HSD > Hydrographic Surveys Division, Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
(301) 713-2700
HSD.Inquiries@noaa.gov
Time Period: Unknown to Unknown
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 36.910049000414
S: 36.8133459997657
E: -75.6973990001016
W: -75.8819180001669
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Date(s)
  • publication: 1900-01-01
Dataset Progress Status Complete
Data Update Frequency: Irregular
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.
Originator(s)
  • DOC/NOAA/NOS/OCS/HSD > Hydrographic Surveys Division, Office of Coast Survey, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publisher(s)
    Publisher information not available.
Theme keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Seafloor Topography
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Water Depth
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Marine Sediments > Sediment Composition
Platform keywords
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS
Instrument keywords
Place keywords
  • OCEAN
  • CONTINENT > NORTH AMERICA > UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Project keywords
  • Hydrographic Surveys for Selected Locations Within the United States (hydro_bathy_2006)
Keywords
    Use Constraints No constraint information available
    Fees
    • None
    Lineage information for: dataset
    Lineage Statement NOS Survey data is collect by surface vessels of varying characteristics. The three primary sources of survey data are NOAA survey ships, national response teams, and contract vessels. The ships collect data, conduct basic on board data processing and then send these data to NCEI (formerly NGDC) for archival and "RAW" data. After archiving the RAW data NCEI sends the data to the processing branches (Atlantic or Pacific) for further processing. The processing branches complete processing of these data and generate products. The processed survey data is sent to NCEI for archival and the products are sent to the Hydrographic Surveys Division (HSD) for approval. Once products are approved by HSD, these survey products are sent to NCEI for archival and posting on-line.
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    Last Modified: 2017-10-10
    For questions about the information on this page, please email: hydro.info@noaa.gov