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NMFS Office of Science and Technology, 2022: COPEPOD: The Coastal & Oceanic Plankton Ecology, Production, & Observation Database, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/25610.

Item Identification

Title: COPEPOD: The Coastal & Oceanic Plankton Ecology, Production, & Observation Database
Short Name: COPEPOD Database
Status: In Work
Publication Date: 2014
Abstract:

The Coastal & Oceanic Plankton Ecology, Production, & Observation Database (COPEPOD) provides NMFS scientists with quality-controlled, globally distributed plankton biomass, abundance, and composition data, along with other co-sampled physical, chemical, and biological oceanographic variables. COPEPOD provides in situ data along with spatial and temporal data products (i.e., high-resolution gridded mean fields and time series analyses), fulfilling the data needs of plankton scientists at a broad range of aggregations and resolutions (from individual species observations for taxonomists to global carbon fields for modelers).

Purpose:

To fulfill the data needs of plankton scientists at a broad range of aggregations and resolutions, from individual species observations (for plankton taxonomists) to global carbon fields (for plankton and ecosystem modelers).

Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None phytoplankton data
None plankton data
None zooplankton data

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None historical
None ongoing

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None global

Stratum Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None pelagic

Physical Location

Organization: NMFS Office of Science and Technology
City: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD
Country: USA
Location Description:

Marine Ecosystems Division (ST7)

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Data Set Type: CSV Files
Maintenance Frequency: Monthly
Data Presentation Form: Digital maps and tables

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 205956
Date Effective From: 2004
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): O'Brien, Todd D
Address: 1315 East West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
USA
Email Address: todd.obrien@noaa.gov
Phone: 301-427-8160
Fax: 301-713-1875

Distributor

CC ID: 218713
Date Effective From: 2004
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): NMFS Office of Science and Technology (OST)
Address: 1315 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
USA
Phone: 301-427-8100
URL: http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/
Business Hours: 0700 - 1800 EST/EDT

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 214165
Date Effective From: 2004
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): O'Brien, Todd D
Address: 1315 East West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
USA
Email Address: todd.obrien@noaa.gov
Phone: 301-427-8160
Fax: 301-713-1875
Contact Instructions:

Email (Todd.OBrien@noaa.gov)

Originator

CC ID: 214163
Date Effective From: 2004
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): O'Brien, Todd D
Address: 1315 East West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
USA
Email Address: todd.obrien@noaa.gov
Phone: 301-427-8160
Fax: 301-713-1875
Contact Instructions:

Email (Todd.OBrien@noaa.gov)

Point of Contact

CC ID: 214164
Date Effective From: 2004
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): O'Brien, Todd D
Address: 1315 East West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
USA
Email Address: todd.obrien@noaa.gov
Phone: 301-427-8160
Fax: 301-713-1875
Contact Instructions:

Email (Todd.OBrien@noaa.gov)

Publisher

CC ID: 205957
Date Effective From: 2015
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Osgood, Kenric E
Address: 1315 East West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
USA
Email Address: kenric.osgood@noaa.gov
Phone: 301-427-8163
Fax: 301-713-1875

Extents

Currentness Reference: Plankton survey data is generally receive 1-3 years after sampling.

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 214149
W° Bound: -180
E° Bound: 180
N° Bound: 90
S° Bound: -78.5
Description

COPEPOD is a global database with plankton data wrapping around the globe from the North Pole to the Antarctic ice edge.

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 214150
Time Frame Type: Continuing
Start: 1913
Description:

COPEPOD contains historical survey data as old as 1913, but most heavily populated during the period from 1950-1990. Ongoing survey data is also present, generally received 1-3 years after sampling data, to allow for processing and publication.

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Policy:

Data is publicly available, online

Data Access Procedure:

Online access (browse, select, download) provided by NCEI.

Data Access Constraints:

Data is publicly available, online.

Data Use Constraints:

Data users should cite COPEPOD and/or the individual data sets. Guidance is given at each download menu.

Metadata Access Constraints:

Data is publicly available, online.

Metadata Use Constraints:

Data is publicly available, online.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 839722
Download URL: https://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/copepod/about/databases.html
Distributor: NMFS Office of Science and Technology (OST) (2004 - Present)

Distribution 2

CC ID: 837782
Download URL: https://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/copepod/about/tools-n-explorers.html
Distributor: NMFS Office of Science and Technology (OST) (2004 - Present)
Description:

COPEPOD Tools and Explorers

File Type: Search

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 214151
URL: http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/copepod/
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

This is the main COPEPOD entry page, with access to the COPEPOD database, COPEPODITE time series toolkit, and the NAUPLIUS spatial data toolkit.

URL 2

CC ID: 374747
URL: http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/plankton
URL Type:
Online Resource
Description:

COPEPOD has over 200 different download file options, ranging from individual cruises to global compilations.

Technical Environment

Description:

COPEPOD data are stored in comma separated value (CSV) ascii text files. The data area available in a computer-friendly compact format (the "short format") as well as a detailed and human-friendly comma- and space- separated "long format".

Data Quality

Representativeness:

Each COPEPOD data piece (data from a cruise, a project, an institution) was created using its own sampling methods (gear, technique) and sample processing methods (e.g. microscope vs visual, counting everything vs. counting general groups). Accuracy/precision/applicability/QC varies for each data piece.

Accuracy:

Each COPEPOD data piece (data from a cruise, a project, an institution) was created using its own sampling methods (gear, technique) and sample processing methods (e.g. microscope vs visual, counting everything vs. counting general groups). Accuracy/precision/applicability/QC varies for each data piece.

Analytical Accuracy:

Each COPEPOD data piece (data from a cruise, a project, an institution) was created using its own sampling methods (gear, technique) and sample processing methods (e.g. microscope vs visual, counting everything vs. counting general groups). Accuracy/precision/applicability/QC varies for each data piece.

Quantitation Limits:

Each COPEPOD data piece (data from a cruise, a project, an institution) was created using its own sampling methods (gear, technique) and sample processing methods (e.g. microscope vs visual, counting everything vs. counting general groups). Accuracy/precision/applicability/QC varies for each data piece.

Bias:

Each COPEPOD data piece (data from a cruise, a project, an institution) was created using its own sampling methods (gear, technique) and sample processing methods (e.g. microscope vs visual, counting everything vs. counting general groups). Accuracy/precision/applicability/QC varies for each data piece.

Comparability:

Data are not necessarily inter-comparable as each plankton data set has its own method and often gear type used for the collection process.

Completeness Measure:

Unknown

Precision:

Each COPEPOD data piece (data from a cruise, a project, an institution) was created using its own sampling methods (gear, technique) and sample processing methods (e.g. microscope vs visual, counting everything vs. counting general groups). Accuracy/precision/applicability/QC varies for each data piece.

Analytical Precision:

Each COPEPOD data piece (data from a cruise, a project, an institution) was created using its own sampling methods (gear, technique) and sample processing methods (e.g. microscope vs visual, counting everything vs. counting general groups). Accuracy/precision/applicability/QC varies for each data piece.

Field Precision:

Each COPEPOD data piece (data from a cruise, a project, an institution) was created using its own sampling methods (gear, technique) and sample processing methods (e.g. microscope vs visual, counting everything vs. counting general groups). Accuracy/precision/applicability/QC varies for each data piece.

Sensitivity:

Each COPEPOD data piece (data from a cruise, a project, an institution) was created using its own sampling methods (gear, technique) and sample processing methods (e.g. microscope vs visual, counting everything vs. counting general groups). Accuracy/precision/applicability/QC varies for each data piece.

Detection Limit:

Each COPEPOD data piece (data from a cruise, a project, an institution) was created using its own sampling methods (gear, technique) and sample processing methods (e.g. microscope vs visual, counting everything vs. counting general groups). Accuracy/precision/applicability/QC varies for each data piece.

Completeness Report:

Each COPEPOD data piece (data from a cruise, a project, an institution) was created using its own sampling methods (gear, technique) and sample processing methods (e.g. microscope vs visual, counting everything vs. counting general groups). Accuracy/precision/applicability/QC varies for each data piece.

Conceptual Consistency:

Each COPEPOD data piece (data from a cruise, a project, an institution) was created using its own sampling methods (gear, technique) and sample processing methods (e.g. microscope vs visual, counting everything vs. counting general groups). Accuracy/precision/applicability/QC varies for each data piece.

Quality Control Procedures Employed:

COPEPOD uses empirical, method and realm-based quality control. (It compares each data point to similar data from a similar gear and a similar geographic region to look for extreme outliers.)

Data Management

Have Resources for Management of these Data Been Identified?: Yes
Approximate Percentage of Budget for these Data Devoted to Data Management: 0
Do these Data Comply with the Data Access Directive?: Yes
Is Access to the Data Limited Based on an Approved Waiver?: No
If Distributor (Data Hosting Service) is Needed, Please Indicate: No
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Dissemination: 365 - 730 Days
Actual or Planned Long-Term Data Archive Location: NCEI-MD
Approximate Delay Between Data Collection and Archiving: 30 - 120 Days
How Will the Data Be Protected from Accidental or Malicious Modification or Deletion Prior to Receipt by the Archive?:

The application is hosted by the Office of Science and Technology within the NOAA System 4020 and is compliant with all applicable Federal Government security policies.

Edit access to data is subject to role-based authentication and access control.

Many of the data coming into COPEPOD are already archived by NCEI-MD as individual pieces. COPEPOD then combines these into its global collection. COPEPOD has full backup coverage provided by the Office of Science & Technology. If COPEPOD were to be destroyed, only the labor and expertise of the compilation process (but not the original data) would be lost.

Lineage

Lineage Statement:

The data in COPEPOD come from a wide variety of historical and ongoing plankton cruises and projects. Each data sub-piece within COPEPOD contains a brief summary of that data piece's source and history.

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 25610
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:25610
Metadata Record Created By: Jackie Locks
Metadata Record Created: 2015-06-23 13:47+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2019-06-04 13:14+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-01-18
Owner Org: OST
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year