Seafloor Mapping Group
In 1995, the USGS Woods Hole Field Center, in Cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, began a program designed to map the seafloor offshore of the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area; the most heavily populated, and one of the most impacted coastal regions of the United States. The ultimate goal of this program is to provide an overall synthesis of the sea floor environment, including surficial sediment texture, subsurface geometry, and anthropogenic impact (e.g. ocean dumping, trawling, channel dredging), through the use and analysis of sidescan-sonar and subbottom mapping techniques. This regional synthesis will support a wide range of management decisions and will provide a basis for further process-oriented investigations.
Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?
Unless otherwise stated, all data, metadata and related materials are considered to satisfy the quality standards relative to the purpose for which the data were collected. Although these data and associated metadata have been reviewed for accuracy and completeness and approved for release by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), no warranty expressed or implied is made regarding the display or utility of the data for other purposes, nor on all computer systems, nor shall the act of distribution constitute any such warranty.
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