We thank the following people and agencies for their contribution of data to usSEABED on the Pacific coast: Clark Alexander, Skidaway Institution of Oceanography, Savannah, Georgia; Jeff Borgeld, Humboldt State University, Arcata, Calif.; Larry Cooper, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project, Westminster, Calif.; Donn Gorsline, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif.; Rick Fletcher, Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, Port Angeles, Wash.; Brian Foss, Santa Cruz Harbor, Santa Cruz, Calif.; Charles Nittrouer, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.; Chris Rooper, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.; Scott Wing and Anna Weitzman, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.; and Moss Landing Harbor, Moss Landing, Calif.
We thank the following interns for their patient assistance in entry, coding, and testing of data and assistance with metadata: K. Halimeda Kilbourne, Carolynn Box, Tara Kneeshaw, Jennifer Mendonca, April Villagomez, Monica Iglecia, and Adam Jackson. Guy Cochrane and Page Valentine helped with the description of the USGS National Sea-Floor Mapping and Benthic Habitats projects.
We thank VeeAnn Cross, Jim Flocks, Jodi Harney, Guy Cochrane, Debbie Hutchinson, Don Woodrow, Rob Thieler, and Kathy Scanlon, all at the USGS, for their thoughtful and thorough reviews; and Carolyn Degnan and Valerie Paskevich (USGS) for their reviews of the metadata. Jim Gardner, then at the USGS, was instrumental in the creation of usSEABED. We also thank John Goff (University of Texas) and Matt Arsenault (USGS) for their quality-control testing of the data and 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), and J. Flocks and C. Polloni (USGS).