Seamounts of the Northeast Pacific Ocean

Seamounts of the Northeast Pacific Ocean Seamounts have been identified as Ecologically or Biologically Significant Areas (EBSAs) due to their unique oceanography and ecology; they frequently serve as sites for fisheries and as habitat for a number of species of conservation concern. A mix of isolated seamounts and seamount complexes are distributed throughout Canada’s Pacific offshore waters, although only a subset of these are named. We used several pre-existing spatial databases and predictive models to map all named seamounts within Canada’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), all named seamounts fished by Canada in international waters, and any predicted (modelled) unnamed seamounts in the EEZ. These data are intended to inform marine planning initiatives in BC by providing collaborative, peer-reviewed scientific data at scales relevant to a BC coast-wide analysis. 2022-01-21 Fisheries and Oceans Canada cherisse.dupreez@dfo-mpo.gc.ca Nature and EnvironmentCanadian Pacific EEZNortheast Pacific OceanBathymetryHabitat protectionMarine ecosystemsMarine protected areasNatural ecosystemsSea bottomSea floorSeamountHabitatsMarine conservation areasOcean floorEnvironmental protectionOceanographyTemplatesSeasOceansGeomorphologyNature conservationAquatic ecosystemsGeology Seamounts of the Northeast Pacific OceanESRI REST https://gisp.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/arcgis/rest/services/FGP/Seamounts_of_the_Northeast_Pacific_Ocean/MapServer/0 Data DictionaryHTML https://pacgis01.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/FGPPublic/Seamounts_of_the_Northeast_Pacific_Ocean/data_dictionary_EN_FR_seamounts_NE_pacific.html Seamounts of the Northeast Pacific Ocean - GeodatabaseFGDB/GDB https://pacgis01.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/FGPPublic/Seamounts_of_the_Northeast_Pacific_Ocean/seamounts_monts_sous-marins_NePO.gdb.zip Seamounts of the Northeast Pacific Ocean - GeoJSONGEOJSON https://pacgis01.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/FGPPublic/Seamounts_of_the_Northeast_Pacific_Ocean/seamounts_monts_sous-marins_NePO_geojson.zip Seamounts of the Northeast Pacific Ocean - ShapefilesSHP https://pacgis01.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/FGPPublic/Seamounts_of_the_Northeast_Pacific_Ocean/seamounts_monts_sous-marins_NePO_shapefiles.zip ReferencesPDF https://pacgis01.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/FGPPublic/Seamounts_of_the_Northeast_Pacific_Ocean/references_EN_FR_seamounts_NE_pacific.pdf Data DictionaryCSV https://pacgis01.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/FGPPublic/Seamounts_of_the_Northeast_Pacific_Ocean/data_dictionary_EN_FR_seamounts_NE_pacific.csv Seamounts of the Northeast Pacific Ocean - GIS Hub metadataPDF https://pacgis01.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/FGPPublic/Seamounts_of_the_Northeast_Pacific_Ocean/GISHub_metadata_EN_seamounts_NE_pacific.pdf Seamounts of the Northeast Pacific Ocean - GIS Hub metadataPDF https://pacgis01.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/FGPPublic/Seamounts_of_the_Northeast_Pacific_Ocean/GISHub_metadata_FR_seamounts_NE_pacific.pdf Seamounts of the Northeast Pacific OceanESRI REST https://gisp.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/arcgis/rest/services/FGP/Seamounts_of_the_Northeast_Pacific_Ocean/MapServer/0

Seamounts have been identified as Ecologically or Biologically Significant Areas (EBSAs) due to their unique oceanography and ecology; they frequently serve as sites for fisheries and as habitat for a number of species of conservation concern. A mix of isolated seamounts and seamount complexes are distributed throughout Canada’s Pacific offshore waters, although only a subset of these are named. We used several pre-existing spatial databases and predictive models to map all named seamounts within Canada’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), all named seamounts fished by Canada in international waters, and any predicted (modelled) unnamed seamounts in the EEZ. These data are intended to inform marine planning initiatives in BC by providing collaborative, peer-reviewed scientific data at scales relevant to a BC coast-wide analysis.

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Delivery Point: Institute of Ocean Sciences 9860 West Saanich Road P.O. Box 6000

City: Sidney

Administrative Area: British Columbia

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Electronic Mail Address: cherisse.dupreez@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

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