Inventory of Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) in the northern Gulf of Mexico (2016)

Nov 28, 2016 (Last modified Dec 6, 2016)
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Continuously operating reference stations (CORS) are an integral piece in providing continuously monitored spatial data to a global reference frame that makes the CORS network a crucial necessity for understanding subsidence and sea-level rise along the coast. The Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative (NGOM SSC), with funding provided by NOAA Gulf Regional Collaboration Team, conducted an inventory of CORS in the summer of 2016 and compiled additional relevant metadata. The primary goal of this inventory was to capture not only geospatial information of the CORS infrastructure, but also specific parameters of information of each station and to identify the gaps in the existing network to observe sea-level rise at local scales. The completed inventory provides a foundational blueprint that can be used by NGOM SSC to inform decision-makers of where additional infrastructure is necessary for coastal management application. This dataset provides a synthesized snapshot of coverage, regardless of network, for end-users to determine coverage of high-accuracy geospatial information in specific areas throughout the Gulf region.
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Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative, NOAA Gulf Regional Collaboration Team, Northern Gulf Institute, Dauphin Island Sea Lab
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Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative, 2016. Inventory of Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) in the northern Gulf of Mexico (2016).
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Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative
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Stations are continuously being installed, updated and un-installed so this dataset is only a completed snapshot of stations in 2016. This dataset should not be used as a status map of stations in a local area, if status is needed on a specific location, sensor map URL’s for each of the networks can be found in the general question answers. Acknowledgment of the Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative (NGOM SSC) , NOAA Gulf Regional Collaboration Team (GRCT), Northern Gulf Institute (NGI), and Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL) is required in products developed from these data, and such acknowledgment as is standard for citation and legal practices for data source is expected by users of these data. Users should be aware that comparison with other data sets for the same area from other time periods may be inaccurate due to inconsistencies resulting from changes in mapping conventions, data collection, and computer processes over time. The distributor shall not be liable for improper or incorrect use of these data, based on the description of appropriate/inappropriate uses described in the metadata document. These data are not legal documents and are not to be used as such.
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NGOM Sentinel Site Cooperative
Coordinator with Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative

The Northern Gulf of Mexico Sentinel Site Cooperative (NGOM SSC) is one of five Sentinel Site Cooperatives within the broader NOAA Sentinel Site Program (SSP). The NGOM SSC is a partnership focused on sea-level rise and inundation in the northern Gulf of Mexico. A broad array of partners working...