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Title: NCRMP_SampleFrame_Protocols_2013-2015.pdf
Creation Date: Unknown
Revision Date: 2016-05

This outlines the protocols developed from 2013-2015 to design and generate a gridded, stratified sample frame for particular study regions monitored by NOAA's NOS/NCCOS/Biogeography Branch and its partners as part of the National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) directed by NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program (CRCP). A stratified random sample selection (using weighted strata allocations) is applied to a region's sample frame to select sites for each survey mission. These regions are surveyed biennially, and each sample frame is updated or re-created prior to each survey mission to incorporate new strata data or reflect protocol changes as they have evolved and improved over the years. The following workflow is for 2013-2015 years and specifically addresses the methodology of sample frame generation. Broader protocols for sample design and allocation can be found in a separate document.

Physical Location

Organization: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland
City: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD

Document Information

Document Type: Documentation
Format: Acrobat Portable Document Format
Status Code: Published

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CC ID: 1273413
Date Effective From: 2021
Date Effective To:
Contact (Organization): National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD)
Address: NOAA/NESDIS E/OC SSMC3, 4th Floor, 1351 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910-3282
Phone: (301) 713-3277

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CC ID: 1273414
Start Date: 2021
End Date: Present
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Distributor: National Centers for Environmental Information - Silver Spring, Maryland (NCEI-MD) (2021 - Present)
File Name: NCRMP_CaribGOM_Protocol_SampleFrame_2013-2015
File Date/Time: 2016-04-25 14:57:00
File Type (Deprecated): PDF
Distribution Format: PDF - Adobe Portable Document Format
File Size: 641K

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 70879
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:70879
Metadata Record Created By: Lee M Weinberger
Metadata Record Created: 2023-09-20 23:04+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2023-10-17 16:12+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2023-09-24
Owner Org: SEFSC
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
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Metadata Last Review Date: 2023-09-20
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2024-09-20