U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 146

usSEABED: Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean (Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands) Offshore Surficial Sediment Data Release, version 1.0 Skip navigational side bar


Reviews by VeeAnn Cross, Jodi Harney, Debbie Hutchinson, Don Woodrow, Rob Thieler, Kathy Scanlon, Matthew Arsenault, and Valerie Paskevich are greatly appreciated.

We thank the following USGS interns for their assistance in data entry, coding, and data testing: Viness Ubert, Emma Mitchell, Emily Denham, Shea Quinn, Ariadne Prior-Grosch, Tara Kneeshaw, April Villagomez and Monica Iglecia. We'd also like to thank John Goff and Matt Arsenault for their quality-control testing of the data and their formats.

dbSEABED has benefited from the contributions of many people and institutions. It is a community structure, currently managed from the University of Colorado. Funding from the Australian Department of Defence, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Australia, Geosciences Australia, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) / University of Colorado, Institute fur Ostseewissenschaften-Warnemunde (IOW, Germany), Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (Boulder), ONR (Office of Naval Research), and Victorian DNR (Australia). Mike Field and Jim Gardner, who first arranged to apply dbSEABED to the U.S. EEZ, in 1999. Ideas for development of dbSEABED have been contributed in discussions by L. Hamilton and P. Mulhearn (Defence Science and Technology Organization (DSTO)), G. Rawson, A. Short (Univ. Sydney), P. Sliogeris (Royal Australian Navy METOC Services (Australia)), T. Wever (Forschungsanstalt der Bundeswehr für Wasserschall und Geophysik, Germany (FWG)), J. Harff, B. Bobertz and B. Bohling (IOW), P. Morin (Univ. Minnesota), M. Kulp and S. Briuglio (Univ. New Orleans), J. Goff (Univ. Texas), G. Sharman and C. Moore (NOAA/NGDC), J. Kindinger, C. Holmes, and C. Polloni (USGS), the URS Corporation, and the Smithsonian Institution.

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