Primary metadata record describing Coastal Ocean Reasearch and Monitoring Program (CORMP)

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Coastal Ocean Research and Monitoring Program at Center for Marine Science, University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Publication_Date: 20050307
Title:
Primary metadata record describing Coastal Ocean Reasearch and Monitoring Program (CORMP)
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Unknown
Online_Linkage: <http://www.cormp.org>
Description:
Abstract:
CORMP was initiated as a research and observation program focusing on the collection of data applicable to physical and ecological predictive models, fisheries sustainability, and habitat quality. CORMP consists of four focus areas: Ocean Observations, Data Management, Ecosystem Research and Modeling, and Outreach and Education that operate synergistically to: 1) provide a regional hub (SE US) in a national observing system; 2) collect and disseminate physical and ecological data; and 3) engage regional partners, stakeholders and end-users in the development and implementation of a sustainable coastal-ocean observing program. CORMP capitalizes on a combination of instrumented moorings, remote sensing and ecosystem models, and traditional ship-based observations to establish baseline conditions, identify responses to stochastic events, predict and verify long-term trends and identify linkages among coastal ocean ecosystem components. The information collected by CORMP help researchers determine a mechanistic understanding of factors affecting productivity in the coastal ocean in the region and will provide information that can be and is directly used in local-to federal fisheries management. Further, information collected by CORMP will be used by partner organizations to provide a real-time forecasting. The operational area for the CORMP observing network extends from estuaries (including the Cape Fear River Estuary and it's plume) to the coast, across the continental margin to the Gulf Stream, and from the SC/NC border to north of Cape Lookout. <1> Mooring: Core variables collected at each mooring includes water temperature and salinity, water column currents, surface wave directional spectra data. On some selected mooring stations, CORMP also measure turbidity and fluorescence. <2> Cruise: We sample the cape fear river plume every month by collecting data with a YSI-6820 Water Quality Sonde. This instrument measures (Temperature, Salinity, pH, Conductivity, Dissolved Oxygen, and Turbidity.) We collect Total Nitrate, Total phosphate, Nitrate, Phosphate, Ammonium and Chlorophyll a. Zooplankton samples are also collected at four of the plume stations. Our Onslow Bay sampling cruises are conducted bi-monthly. We sample six stations, each approximately five nautical miles apart, beginning at the Masonboro Inlet sea buoy and extending out to approximately 27 miles offshore. Our most offshore sampling station (OB27) also serves as the location for a fixed underwater instrument mooring. Basic data including time (GMT), latitude, longitude, water depth, sea surface temperature, weather conditions, and sea state are noted upon arrival at every station. When on station, scientists take measurements of physical parameters (temperature, currents, salinity, etc.), light attenuation and collect water samples for analysis of nutrients, phytoplankton pigments, and CDOM using a Seabird SBE-25 CTD rosette.
Purpose:
The strategic plan for the Congressionally mandated Integrated Ocean Observations System (IOOS) calls for a sustained, integrated system to improve weather forecasting, predictions of climate change and related impacts on coastal populations, safety and efficiency of marine operations, and coastal ecosystem health. The Coastal Ocean Research and Monitoring Program (CORMP) at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW) is a research and monitoring program that addresses these goals in the coastal ocean. The program mission is to provide an interdisciplinary science-based framework that supports sound public policy leading to wise coastal use, sustainable fisheries and improved coastal ocean ecosystem health.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20000101
Ending_Date: 20060731
Currentness_Reference: Observed
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As Needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -78.60
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -76.13
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 34.81
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 33.14
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Theme_Keyword: Weather
Theme_Keyword: Meteorological
Theme_Keyword: Oceanographic
Theme_Keyword: Ocean Modeling
Theme_Keyword: Water Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Coastal
Theme_Keyword: Offshore
Theme_Keyword: Water Level
Theme_Keyword: Tides
Theme_Keyword: Ecosystem Model
Theme_Keyword: NDBC
Theme_Keyword: Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Sea Surface Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Salinity
Theme_Keyword: Estuary
Theme_Keyword: Bay
Theme_Keyword: Conductivity
Theme_Keyword: Ocean Currents
Theme_Keyword: Current Speed
Theme_Keyword: Current Direction
Theme_Keyword: Water Quality
Theme_Keyword: Fluorescence
Theme_Keyword: Turbidity
Theme_Keyword: Ocean Color
Theme_Keyword: Optical Properties
Theme_Keyword: Dissolved Oxygen
Theme_Keyword: Benthic
Theme_Keyword: Fish Species
Theme_Keyword: Fish Abundance
Theme_Keyword: Zooplankton Species
Theme_Keyword: Zooplankton Abundance
Theme_Keyword: Sediment
Theme_Keyword: Bottom Characteristics
Theme_Keyword: CDOM
Theme_Keyword: Kpar
Theme_Keyword: Nutrient
Theme_Keyword: Surface Pressure
Theme_Keyword: Relative Humidity
Theme_Keyword: Hurricane
Theme_Keyword: Storm
Theme_Keyword: Chlorophyll
Theme_Keyword: Productivity
Theme_Keyword: Remote Sensing
Theme_Keyword: Storm Surge
Theme_Keyword: Water Column
Theme_Keyword: Currents Baroclinic Currents
Theme_Keyword: CORMP
Theme_Keyword: CMS
Theme_Keyword: UNCW
Theme_Keyword: Cape Fear River Plume
Theme_Keyword: Onslow Bay
Theme_Keyword: Long Bay
Theme_Keyword: Cruise
Theme_Keyword: Buoy
Theme_Keyword: Moorings
Theme_Keyword: Offshore Buoys
Theme_Keyword: Meteorological Sensors
Theme_Keyword: Oceanographic Sensors
Theme_Keyword: NCNERRS
Theme_Keyword: Caro-COOPS
Theme_Keyword: NCSU
Theme_Keyword: Sidescan Sonar
Theme_Keyword: Monitoring
Theme_Keyword: Marine Geology
Theme_Keyword: Physical Oceanography
Theme_Keyword: Biological Oceanography
Theme_Keyword: Chemical Oceanography
Theme_Keyword: Benthic Ecology
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Place_Keyword: Cape Fear River Plume
Place_Keyword: Onslow Bay
Place_Keyword: Long Bay
Place_Keyword: CMS
Place_Keyword: UNCW
Place_Keyword: Wilmington
Place_Keyword: North Carolina
Place_Keyword: Center for Marine Science
Place_Keyword: University of North Carolina at Wilmington
Place_Keyword: NOAA
Place_Keyword: CFP1
Place_Keyword: CFP2
Place_Keyword: CFP3
Place_Keyword: CFP4
Place_Keyword: CFP5
Place_Keyword: CFP6
Place_Keyword: CFP7
Place_Keyword: CFP8
Place_Keyword: CFP9
Place_Keyword: CFP11
Place_Keyword: CFP12
Place_Keyword: OBSB
Place_Keyword: OB5
Place_Keyword: OB10
Place_Keyword: OB15
Place_Keyword: OB20
Place_Keyword: OB27
Place_Keyword: OB27B
Place_Keyword: LB1M
Place_Keyword: OB1M
Place_Keyword: OB2M
Place_Keyword: OB3M
Place_Keyword: OB4M
Place_Keyword: Frying Pan Tower
Place_Keyword: Camp Lejeune
Place_Keyword: Cape Lookout
Place_Keyword: Bald Head Island
Place_Keyword: Oak Island
Place_Keyword: Long Beach Pier
Place_Keyword: Frying Pan Shoals
Place_Keyword: Lookout Shoals
Place_Keyword: Johnnie Mercers Pier
Place_Keyword: Ocean Crest Pier
Place_Keyword: Wrightsville Beach
Place_Keyword: Carolina Beach
Place_Keyword: Kure Beach
Place_Keyword: Topsail
Place_Keyword: New Hanover County
Place_Keyword: Brunswick County
Place_Keyword: Horry County
Place_Keyword: Onslow County
Place_Keyword: Pender County
Place_Keyword: Gulf Stream
Place_Keyword: South Atlantic Bight
Stratum:
Stratum_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Stratum_Keyword: Benthic layer
Stratum_Keyword: seabed
Stratum_Keyword: seafloor
Stratum_Keyword: water column
Stratum_Keyword: surface layer
Stratum_Keyword: photic zone
Stratum_Keyword: river plume
Stratum_Keyword: shelf waters
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: None
Temporal_Keyword: 2005
Temporal_Keyword: 2004
Temporal_Keyword: 2003
Temporal_Keyword: 2002
Temporal_Keyword: 2001
Temporal_Keyword: 2000
Temporal_Keyword: 1999
Temporal_Keyword: 1998
Access_Constraints:
None. It is strongly recommended that the UNCW CORMP Data be directly acquired from Center for Marine Science, University of North Carolina at Wilmington and not indirectly through other sources as they might have been changed in some way.
Use_Constraints:
The Principal Investigators (Originators), University of North Carolina at Wilmington Center for Marine Science, and the Grantor (See Data_Set_Credit) should be fully acknowledged in any publications in which any part of these data are used. Use of the data without completely reading and understanding of the metadata is not recommended. CORMP in University of North Carolina at Wilmington is not responsible for the misuse of data.
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Dr. Marvin K. Moss and Dr. Lynn Leonard and Dr. Michael Durako
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing Address
Address:
UNCW Center for Marine Science 5600 Marvin K. Moss Road Wilmington, NC 28409
City: Wilmington
State_or_Province: North Carolina
Postal_Code: 28409
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 910-962-2465,910-962-2338,910-962-2373
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 910-962-2410
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: mossm@uncw.edu, lynnl@uncw.edu,durakom@uncw.edu
Hours_of_Service: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm EST/EDT Monday-Friday
Contact_Instructions: E-mail preferred
Data_Set_Credit:
The UNCW CORMP is a NOAA funded program, with Drs. Marvin Moss, Lynn Leonard and Michael Durako as Principal Investigators. Numerous researchers, faculty, post-docs, technicians, graduate students, and data managers have contributed to these datasets.
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
The raw and decoded data from the UNCW CORMP monitoring stations are stored in Linux and Windows based computers and are presently served via Internet (<http://www.cormp.org>).

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: N/A
Completeness_Report:
Information about omissions, selection criteria, generalization, definitions used, and other rules used to derive the data set are further explained on the website.
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
An explanation of the events and related parameters are explained more with the specific data set on the www.cormp.org
Process_Date: Unknown
Cloud_Cover: Unknown

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Indirect_Spatial_Reference:
The operational area for the UNCW CORMP observing network extends from estuaries (including the Cape Fear River Estuary and it's plume) to the coast, across the continental margin to the Gulf Stream, and from the SC/NC border to north of Cape Lookout.
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Count: 25

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
For details on the information cotained in the data set, please go to URL:<http://www.cormp.org>. Work is in progress to update the information available at the web site.
Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation:
Reference to the complete description of the entity types, attributes, and attribute values for the data set are explained along with the specific data set on the <http://www.cormp.org> website.

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person:
Marvin K. Moss, Lynn Leonard, Michael Durako, Jennifer Dorton, Jeff Marshall
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing Address
Address:
UNCW Center for Marine Science 5600 Marvin K. Moss Rd. Wilmington, NC 28409
City: Wilmington
State_or_Province: North Carolina
Postal_Code: 28409
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone:
910-962-2465,910-962-2338,910-962-2373,910-962-2777,910-962-2310
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 910-962-2410
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address:
mossm@uncw.edu,lynnl@uncw.edu,durakom@uncw.edu,dortonj@uncw.edu,marshallj@uncw.edu
Hours_of_Service: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm EST/EDT Monday-Friday
Contact_Instructions: E-mail prefered
Distribution_Liability:
Realtime data provided by CORMP should be considered provisional. Quality controlled data for any particular location are available only in the archived data area of this website. While all due care is taken to provide accurate information, provisional data are subject to change or retraction after quality control and before official release. No warranty is made, express or implied, regarding the accuracy or validity of the data, or regarding the suitability of the data for any particular application. Use of provisional data is at the sole risk of the user.
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name:
Ascii File, Formatted For Text Attributes, Declared Format (ASCII)
Format_Version_Number: N/A
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name: <http://www.cormp.org>
Fees: None

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20060607
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Dr. Lynn Leonard
Contact_Organization: CORMP
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing Address
Address: 5600 Marvin K. Moss Wilmington, NC 28409
City: Wilmington
State_or_Province: North Carolina
Postal_Code: 28409
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 910-9622553
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: qix@uncw.edu
Hours_of_Service: 8.00 am to 5.00 pm EST/EDT Monday-Friday
Contact_Instructions: E-mail prefered
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

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