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Item Identification

Title: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites
Short Name: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites
Status: Completed
Abstract:

The SITES data file reports information regarding the nominal sampling locations | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project

Notes:

Converted from FGDC using 'fgdc_to_inport_xml_entity.pl' script.

Data Attributes

Attribute Summary

Rubric Score Primary Key? Name Type Description
100
NST_SITE VARCHAR Five letter site acronym | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project
100
SEQ VARCHAR The Sequence is the arbitrary number that places the sites in geographical | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project
100
GEN_LOCA VARCHAR General water body in which site is found | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project
100
SPEC_LOC VARCHAR More specific water body or land feature with which the site is associated | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project
100
ST_ABBR VARCHAR Standard two letter postal code for each state | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project
100
ST_NAME VARCHAR Spelled out name in with the site is located | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project
100
LATDMS VARCHAR Latitude given in degrees, minutes, and seconds; values are not parsed | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project
100
LONGDMS VARCHAR Longitude given in degrees, minutes, and seconds; values are not parsed | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project
100
LATDEG VARCHAR Latitude given as decimal degree | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project
100
LONDEG VARCHAR Longitude given as decimal degree | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project
100
SPEC_CD1 VARCHAR Species code for the primary species collected at a site. | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project
100
SPEC_CD2 VARCHAR The same codes apply here. This code indicates a secondary species that may be collected at the site. | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project
100
OTHER_CD VARCHAR Another site identifier, Codes used by NSandT participating laboratories. | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project
100
PGM VARCHAR Program, in this case Benthic Surveillance Project. The Benthic Surveillance Project is one of the three major elements of the NSandT. The other projects are the Mussel Watch Project and the Bioeffects Project. | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project
100
TARGET VARCHAR Target species for a given site | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project
100
CHART VARCHAR NOAA chart on which the site can be found | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project
100
W_DEPTH VARCHAR Water depth at which a sites benthic fish and sediments are usually collected. | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project
100
DESCRIP1 VARCHAR Provides the site's specific information | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project
100
REGCODE VARCHAR Region codes have been designated for sub-areas of the US | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project
100
REGION VARCHAR Regions are North Atlantic (N), Middle Atlantic (M), South Atlantic (S), Puerto Rico (PR), Gulf Coast (G), West Coast (W), Alaska (AK), Hawaii (HI). | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project
100
EDASUB VARCHAR Estuarine Drainage (sub.code), NOAA's Coastal Assessment Framework (CAF) 5-digit Watershed Code | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project
100
EDASUNM VARCHAR Estuarine Drainage (sub.name), NOAA's Coastal Assessment Framework (CAF) Watershed Name | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project
100
EDACDA VARCHAR Estuarine Drainage (maj.code), NOAA's Coastal Assessment Framework (CAF) 4-digit Major Watershed Code | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project
100
EDACDANM VARCHAR No, Estuarine Drainage (maj.name), NOAA's Coastal Assessment Framework (CAF) Major Watershed Name | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project
100
DA_SEDI VARCHAR Indicates whether or not sediment was taken. | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project
100
DA_TISS VARCHAR Indicates whether or not tissue was taken. | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project
100
DA_PATH VARCHAR Indicates whether or not taxonomy/pathology was taken. | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project
100
REV_SITE VARCHAR Last revision of site file. | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project

Attribute Details

NST_SITE

CC ID: 533170
Seq. Order: 1
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Five letter site acronym | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project

Allowed Values: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project

SEQ

CC ID: 533171
Seq. Order: 2
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The Sequence is the arbitrary number that places the sites in geographical | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project

Allowed Values: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project

GEN_LOCA

CC ID: 533172
Seq. Order: 3
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

General water body in which site is found | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project

Allowed Values: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project

SPEC_LOC

CC ID: 533173
Seq. Order: 4
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

More specific water body or land feature with which the site is associated | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project

Allowed Values: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project

ST_ABBR

CC ID: 533174
Seq. Order: 5
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Standard two letter postal code for each state | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project

Allowed Values: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project

ST_NAME

CC ID: 533175
Seq. Order: 6
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Spelled out name in with the site is located | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project

Allowed Values: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project

LATDMS

CC ID: 533176
Seq. Order: 7
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Latitude given in degrees, minutes, and seconds; values are not parsed | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project

Allowed Values: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project

LONGDMS

CC ID: 533177
Seq. Order: 8
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Longitude given in degrees, minutes, and seconds; values are not parsed | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project

Allowed Values: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project

LATDEG

CC ID: 533178
Seq. Order: 9
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Latitude given as decimal degree | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project

Allowed Values: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project

LONDEG

CC ID: 533179
Seq. Order: 10
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Longitude given as decimal degree | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project

Allowed Values: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project

SPEC_CD1

CC ID: 533180
Seq. Order: 11
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Species code for the primary species collected at a site. | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project

Allowed Values: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project

SPEC_CD2

CC ID: 533181
Seq. Order: 12
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

The same codes apply here. This code indicates a secondary species that may be collected at the site. | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project

Allowed Values: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project

OTHER_CD

CC ID: 533182
Seq. Order: 13
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Another site identifier, Codes used by NSandT participating laboratories. | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project

Allowed Values: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project

PGM

CC ID: 533183
Seq. Order: 14
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Program, in this case Benthic Surveillance Project. The Benthic Surveillance Project is one of the three major elements of the NSandT. The other projects are the Mussel Watch Project and the Bioeffects Project. | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project

Allowed Values: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project

TARGET

CC ID: 533184
Seq. Order: 15
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Target species for a given site | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project

Allowed Values: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project

CHART

CC ID: 533185
Seq. Order: 16
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

NOAA chart on which the site can be found | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project

Allowed Values: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project

W_DEPTH

CC ID: 533186
Seq. Order: 17
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Water depth at which a sites benthic fish and sediments are usually collected. | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project

Allowed Values: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project

DESCRIP1

CC ID: 533187
Seq. Order: 18
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Provides the site's specific information | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project

Allowed Values: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project

REGCODE

CC ID: 533188
Seq. Order: 19
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Region codes have been designated for sub-areas of the US | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project

Allowed Values: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project

REGION

CC ID: 533189
Seq. Order: 20
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Regions are North Atlantic (N), Middle Atlantic (M), South Atlantic (S), Puerto Rico (PR), Gulf Coast (G), West Coast (W), Alaska (AK), Hawaii (HI). | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project

Allowed Values: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project

EDASUB

CC ID: 533190
Seq. Order: 21
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Estuarine Drainage (sub.code), NOAA's Coastal Assessment Framework (CAF) 5-digit Watershed Code | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project

Allowed Values: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project

EDASUNM

CC ID: 533191
Seq. Order: 22
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Estuarine Drainage (sub.name), NOAA's Coastal Assessment Framework (CAF) Watershed Name | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project

Allowed Values: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project

EDACDA

CC ID: 533192
Seq. Order: 23
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Estuarine Drainage (maj.code), NOAA's Coastal Assessment Framework (CAF) 4-digit Major Watershed Code | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project

Allowed Values: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project

EDACDANM

CC ID: 533193
Seq. Order: 24
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

No, Estuarine Drainage (maj.name), NOAA's Coastal Assessment Framework (CAF) Major Watershed Name | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project

Allowed Values: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project

DA_SEDI

CC ID: 533194
Seq. Order: 25
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Indicates whether or not sediment was taken. | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project

Allowed Values: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project

DA_TISS

CC ID: 533195
Seq. Order: 26
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Indicates whether or not tissue was taken. | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project

Allowed Values: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project

DA_PATH

CC ID: 533196
Seq. Order: 27
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Indicates whether or not taxonomy/pathology was taken. | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project

Allowed Values: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project

REV_SITE

CC ID: 533197
Seq. Order: 28
Data Storage Type: VARCHAR
Required: No
Primary Key: No
Status: Active
Description:

Last revision of site file. | Description Source: NSandT, Benthic Surveillance Project

Allowed Values: Dataset Parameters for Benthic Surveillance Sites: National Status and Trends, Benthic Surveillance Project

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 41241
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:41241
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-06 10:33+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2017-04-17
Owner Org: NCCOS
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2017-04-17
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2018-04-17