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2010-2019 Ecosystem Monitoring of the Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf: Cruise Reports

November 02, 2020

We conduct up to six shelf-wide surveys of plankton on the northeast U.S. continental shelf each year. 2010 -2019 Datasets.

Bongo Net array being retrieved.
20cm Bongo CTD and 60cm Bongo Net Array being pulled onto the NOAA ship Gunter.

Complete coverage of the shelf (Cape Hatteras to the Gulf of Maine) also occurs during the spring and fall bottom trawl surveys. Station coverage on other cruises throughout the year varies. 

The following reports summarize the cruise operations, including gear sampled and additional projects supported. Temperature and salinity observation summaries from these cruises are available

Our rigorously quality-controlled hydrographic data is publicly available through the NCEI World Ocean Database, and our plankton data is available through the NCEI Geoportal.









  • Winter Ecosystem Monitoring Survey DE1202
  • Spring Ecosystem Monitoring Survey HB1202 - No Report Available
  • Summer Ecosystem Monitoring Survey HB1205 - No Report Available
  • Fall Ecosystem Monitoring Survey PC1207 





Last updated by Northeast Fisheries Science Center on 08/15/2023