Characterization of important coastal habitats on the north shore of the St.Lawrence maritime Estuary : Pointe-aux-Outardes marsh

A project to characterize important coastal habitats on the north shore of the lower St. Lawrence estuary has been funded for a period of 4 years (2018-2022). The purpose of this project is to generate ecological reference data to draw an overall portrait of the state of six coastal marshes, namely the marshes of Portneuf-sur-Mer (https://catalogue.ogsl.ca/fr/dataset/5374b582-43aa-4ffa-8361-4a0d9f1f6b8e), Mille-Vaches Bay (https://catalogue.ogsl.ca/dataset/f10f496a-acf4-4274-9c7b-7a005bcf54ed), Pointe-des-Fortin (https://catalogue.ogsl.ca/dataset/3b8c6d97-6eb8-4e8d-9869-ccb2b9bab5f3), bays of Grandes and Petites Bergeronnes (https://catalogue.ogsl.ca/dataset/ca-cioos_a5125bd3-60e3-4c89- 89b6-2d3a8728d10f) and Pointe-aux-Outardes.

This dataset covers the Pointe-aux-Outardes marsh area and related wetlands. In order to improve knowledge of these ecosystems, flora and fauna (ichthyological and benthic) inventories have been carried out and the various abiotic factors characterized. Geomorphological data was also collected, but is not included in this dataset. However, they remain available, contact the ZIP Committee of the North Shore of the Estuary (RNE) directly to access them. The RNE ZIP Committee holds orthomosaics of the downstream section of the Pointe-aux-Outardes marsh and the littoral spit, transects perpendicular to the coast covering the entire littoral marsh (dGNSS Reach), two ecogeomorphological limits (lower limit of the vegetation of the marsh and the coastline) as well as oblique surveys of the western sector of the Manicouagan peninsula (sector from Pointe du Bout to the old dock of the municipality of Pointe-aux-Outardes) (MavicMini DJI).

A characterization report of the floristic, ichthyological and geomorphological aspects of the Pointe-aux-Outardes marsh will also be made available by April 2022.

This project is part of the Coastal Environmental Baseline Program Initiative under the Oceans Protection Plan of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

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Data

Comité Zip Rive Nord de l'Estuaire. (YEAR(s) of the downloaded data set). Characterization of important coastal habitats on the north shore of the St.Lawrence maritime Estuary. Data published on St. Lawrence Global Observatory-SLGO. [https://slgo.ca]. Access date: [YYYY-MM-DD].

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Use report source identification + " Published on St. Lawrence Global Observatory-SLGO. [https://slgo.ca]. Access date: [YYYY-MM-DD]."

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Licence: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0

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Metadata Reference Date(s) June 23, 2022 (Creation)
June 23, 2022 (Revision)
Dataset Reference Date(s) May 25, 2020 (Creation)
April 08, 2022 (Revision)
Frequency of Update As Needed

Responsible Party 1
Affiliation
Comité ZIP de la Rive Nord de l'Estuaire
Role
Originator
Responsible Party 2
Name
Valérie Desrochers
Affiliation
Comité ZIP de la Rive Nord de l'Estuaire
Email
valerie.desrochers@zipnord.qc.ca
Role
Point of Contact

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Title Characterization of important coastal habitats on the north shore of the St.Lawrence maritime Estuary : Pointe-aux-Outardes marsh
Description

A project to characterize important coastal habitats on the north shore of the lower St. Lawrence estuary has been funded for a period of 4 years (2018-2022). The purpose of this project is to generate ecological reference data to draw an overall portrait of the state of six coastal marshes, namely the marshes of Portneuf-sur-Mer (https://catalogue.ogsl.ca/fr/dataset/5374b582-43aa-4ffa-8361-4a0d9f1f6b8e), Mille-Vaches Bay (https://catalogue.ogsl.ca/dataset/f10f496a-acf4-4274-9c7b-7a005bcf54ed), Pointe-des-Fortin (https://catalogue.ogsl.ca/dataset/3b8c6d97-6eb8-4e8d-9869-ccb2b9bab5f3), bays of Grandes and Petites Bergeronnes (https://catalogue.ogsl.ca/dataset/ca-cioos_a5125bd3-60e3-4c89- 89b6-2d3a8728d10f) and Pointe-aux-Outardes.

This dataset covers the Pointe-aux-Outardes marsh area and related wetlands. In order to improve knowledge of these ecosystems, flora and fauna (ichthyological and benthic) inventories have been carried out and the various abiotic factors characterized. Geomorphological data was also collected, but is not included in this dataset. However, they remain available, contact the ZIP Committee of the North Shore of the Estuary (RNE) directly to access them. The RNE ZIP Committee holds orthomosaics of the downstream section of the Pointe-aux-Outardes marsh and the littoral spit, transects perpendicular to the coast covering the entire littoral marsh (dGNSS Reach), two ecogeomorphological limits (lower limit of the vegetation of the marsh and the coastline) as well as oblique surveys of the western sector of the Manicouagan peninsula (sector from Pointe du Bout to the old dock of the municipality of Pointe-aux-Outardes) (MavicMini DJI).

A characterization report of the floristic, ichthyological and geomorphological aspects of the Pointe-aux-Outardes marsh will also be made available by April 2022.

This project is part of the Coastal Environmental Baseline Program Initiative under the Oceans Protection Plan of Fisheries and Oceans Canada.

Source identification:

Data

Comité Zip Rive Nord de l'Estuaire. (YEAR(s) of the downloaded data set). Characterization of important coastal habitats on the north shore of the St.Lawrence maritime Estuary. Data published on St. Lawrence Global Observatory-SLGO. [https://slgo.ca]. Access date: [YYYY-MM-DD].

Report:

Use report source identification + " Published on St. Lawrence Global Observatory-SLGO. [https://slgo.ca]. Access date: [YYYY-MM-DD]."

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Ocean Variables Other
Scope Dataset
Status On Going
Resource Dates
Resource Date 1
Date
2020-05-25
Type
Creation
Resource Date 2
Date
2022-04-08
Type
Revision
Maintenance and update frequency As Needed
Point of Contact
Point of Contact 1
Name
Valérie Desrochers
Affiliation
Comité ZIP de la Rive Nord de l'Estuaire
Email
valerie.desrochers@zipnord.qc.ca
Role
Point of Contact
Responsible Party
Responsible Party 1
Affiliation
Comité ZIP de la Rive Nord de l'Estuaire
Role
Originator
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South Bounding Latitude 48.9544104
East Bounding Longitude -68.098516
West Bounding Longitude -68.6597572
Temporal Extent
Begin
2020-01-01
End
2020-12-31
Default Locale French
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XML Metadata File Location https://ogsl.ca