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Metadata Record

Title of data :
High Biodiversity (HiBio) Mooring Data Collection.
Study Site:
Hatton Basin, Labrador Sea - ABAVX
Research Programs :
Amundsen Science-Amundsen Science
Citation :
Amundsen Science / ArcticNet Mooring Data Collection. [YEAR]. High Arctic Biodiversity (HiBio) oceanographic mooring data collected in Hatton Shelf and Labrador Sea, in the Canadian Arctic. ArcticNet Inc. and Amundsen Science, Quebec, Canada. Archived at www.polardata.ca, Canadian Cryospheric Information Network (CCIN), Waterloo, Canada. [DOI]. Deployments [insert Mooring deployment names]. Processed Data. Version [Insert version]. Accessed on [Date].
Responsible Parties :
Fortier, Louis , Principal Investigator
Meredyk, Shawn , Originator
Curtiss, Greg , Collaborator
Forest, Alexandre , Collaborator
Hurley, David , Collaborator
Linkowski, Thomas , Collaborator
Michaud, Luc , Collaborator
Links to data :
Access Constraints : Public
Purpose :
The HiBio program was financed by DFO essentially in order to provide a baseline studies to support decisions about the establishment of a new Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Labrador Sea off-shelf Hatton Basin. Local measurement of the ocean current and records of mammals bioacoustics vocalizations are collected to better understand the soundscape that current and future fishing operations have in this potential marine protected areas.
Abstract :
This dataset contains data collection from High Arctic Biodiversity (HiBio) program for the years 2017, 2019, 2020, and 2021. They were collected in Hatton Bassin at the Labrador Sea with installed fixed moorings (HiBioA, HiBioC, MkB1). Mooring reports are included within the archive as well. The data were retrieved from the moorings each year. The HiBioA mooring was equipped with profiling current meters (Seaguard CTD-Tu-DO), sediment traps and hydrophones (model: JASCO AMAR G3). The hydrophone listens for marine mammal activity by recording bioacoustics vocalizations throughout the year on the shelf-slope area. The HiBioC was equipped with an RBR Concerto-CTD-Tu, which measures sea water Conductivity, Temperature and Depth. Other parameters such as sea water Salinity and turbidity are also included in this dataset. The data processing chain is built upon open-source Integrated Marine Observatory System (IMOS) toolbox developed for Matlab© by the Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN; Galibert, 2016). Additional Quality Control (QC) procedure is applied to the ArcticNet-specific mooring data. These are described in the technical report of the data processing. The data are stored in Network Common Data Form (NetCDF) format following the international standard Climate Forecast (CF) convention.
Keywords :
Labrador Sea
Marine mammals
Ocean currents
Temporal Coverage :
Start Year: 2017
Start Month: Oct
Start Day: 7
End Year: 2021
End Month: Jul
End Day: 24
Spatial Domain :
North: 61.0
South: 59.0
West: -62.0
East: -60.0
Creator :
Amundsen Science Core Data Collection DATA Coordinator : Tahiana Ratsimbazafy
Pavillon Vachon, Local 4081
Québec, Canada, G1V 0A6
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