Utilizing Benthic Video Footage for Detecting Large Debris on the Seafloor in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland (2019)

This data was collected in 2019 at three locations in Placentia Bay by another research group at Memorial University, as a part of the Coastal Environmental Baseline Program Initiative under the Oceans Protection Plan of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO).

Video footage from drop cameras used for ground truthing was shared with the Placentia Bay Ocean Debris Survey for the purpose of analyzing for macro-debris present on the seafloor. Average field of view (FOV) was estimated for each individual video and GPS coordinates were used to estimate video transect lengths in order to determine debris density. When identified, debris was categorized according to its size, material, source category, and interaction with surround environment.

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Metadata Reference Date(s) April 11, 2022 (Publication)
August 11, 2022 (Revision)
Dataset Reference Date(s) July 10, 2019 (Creation)
Frequency of Update As Needed

Responsible Party 1
Affiliation
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Role
  • Distributor
  • Owner
Responsible Party 2
Name
Jessica Melvin
Affiliation
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Email
jmelvin@mun.ca
Role
  • Custodian
  • Distributor
  • Owner
  • Principal Investigator
Responsible Party 3
Name
Charles Mather
Affiliation
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Email
cmather@mun.ca
Role
Collaborator

Field Value
Ocean Variables Marine debris
Scope Dataset
Status Completed
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North Bounding Latitude 46.75252399555157
South Bounding Latitude 47.89558933645629
East Bounding Longitude -53.76095983495322
West Bounding Longitude -55.241367526148
Temporal Extent
Begin
2019-07-10
End
2019-11-20
Vertical Extent
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8.4
Max
98.1
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