CHONe II project (Canadian Healthy Oceans Network): baseline bio-optical data in the Bay of Sept-Îles, biogeochemistry data

This dataset includes biogeochemical parameters analyzed in the laboratory from water samples, including water temperature, salinity, chlorophyll a, dissolved organic carbon, total organic carbon, nutrients, suspended particulate matter, phytoplankton, CDOM absorption, and more. Optical data are available via the following dataset:

CHONe II’s research explores the characteristics that define how Canada’s oceans will respond to management strategies such as networks of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), spatial closures, and restoration efforts. Our research also addresses how ocean stressors such as pollution, climate change, and fishing - individually and collectively - alter ocean life and how ocean environments work, including intensively used environments that provide food and other resources.

Under this research program, 10 field campaigns were conducted in the Bay of Sept-Îles area from 2016 to 2019 in order to establish baseline bio-optical information to promote and develop optical remote sensing tools for monitoring purposes.

The NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) Canadian Healthy Oceans Network II (CHONe II), strategic partnership of Canadian university researchers and government scientists, brings together 39 researchers from universities and federal research labs from coast to coast in Canada. The Network trains many interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate students, as well as postdoctoral researchers. CHONe II partners with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada and INREST (Institut nordique de recherche en environnement et en santé au travail; representing the Port of Sept-Îles and the City of Sept-Îles).

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Licence: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0

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Metadata Reference Date(s) April 26, 2022 (Publication)
April 26, 2022 (Revision)
Dataset Reference Date(s) August 23, 2016 (Creation)
Frequency of Update As Needed

Responsible Party 1
Name
Simon Bélanger
Affiliation
Université du Québec à Rimouski
Email
Simon_Belanger@uqar.ca
Role
  • Distributor
  • Owner
  • Principal Investigator
Responsible Party 2
Name
Véronique Thériault
Affiliation
Université du Québec à Rimouski
Email
veronique_theriault2@uqar.ca
Role
  • Author
  • Custodian
Responsible Party 3
Affiliation
Université du Québec à Rimouski
Role
  • Distributor
  • Owner

Field Value
Ocean Variables
  • Nutrients
  • Particulate matter
  • Dissolved Organic Carbon
  • Sea Surface Salinity
  • Sea Surface Temperature
  • Sub Surface Salinity
  • Sub Surface Temperature
  • Ocean colour
Scope Dataset
Status Completed
Maintenance Note Generated from https://cioos-siooc.github.io/metadata-entry-form
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North Bounding Latitude 50.2689
South Bounding Latitude 49.9994
East Bounding Longitude -66.0298
West Bounding Longitude -66.6009
Temporal Extent
Begin
2016-08-23
End
2019-06-05
Vertical Extent
Min
0.0
Max
41.0
Default Locale English