The Deep Sea Coral Research and Technology Program is tasked with identifying and mapping the locations of deep-sea corals. To meet this mandate, the Program has built a national geographic database that houses spatial records of deep-sea corals and sponges derived from the research funded by the Program, results of other NOAA programs that study the deep sea, and data voluntarily contributed by other federal agencies, research institutions and international organizations.
- Dataset index - An index to all of the individual datasets that make up the National Database.
- Data dictionary - web viewable (version 20221213-0) - Field definitions for the National Database in a web viewable format.
- Data dictionary - downloadable CSV (version 20221213-0) - Field definitions for the National Database as a downloadable CSV file.
Technical memos describing the National Database: