Multibeam collection for CE16014: Multibeam data collected aboard Celtic Explorer from 2016-05-12 to 2016-05-21, St. John's, Canada to Galway, Ireland

CE16014

Coverage includes a swath of multibeam data parallel to the Atlantic Transect acquired in 2015. the primary focus of the survey was on a previously identified seabed feature in the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The survey was conducted between May 12th and May 21 and consist of a single transit line collected from St. Johns to Galway. Survey was conducted at high speed of 10-12 kt due to time constrains and the need to reach the priority area in the Mid Atlantic Ridge (MAR) where sampling and video drops were acquired. The passage was affected by severe inclement weather who affected multibeam quality of the inital few days. Quality then became better in proximity of the Mid Atlantic Ridge but nevertheless multibeam quality is moderate to poor. Weather improved on the second half of the passage allowing the collection of good multibeam data. At the MAR location, 1 hour video drop camera and few dredge samples were also collected. Further survey work was carried out on the Porcupine Bank area where Chirp and Sparker data were acquired to improve the knowledge about the glacial hystory of the Porcupine.
  • Cite as: Marine Institute (2016): Multibeam Sonar Bathymetry Data collected aboard Celtic Explorer (CE16014). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. [url], [access date]
  • gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.multibeam:CE16014_Multibeam
gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.multibeam:CE16014_Multibeam
Search Data
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  • NCEI Multibeam Cruise Landing Page (download)
    Information regarding multibeam data collection from cruise - including cruise metadata and download access
  • Multibeam Survey List (download)
    Listing of cruise that includes basic information about the cruise and option for downloading all cruise data
Distribution Formats
  • ESRI Arc ASCII
    • File Specification: ESRI Arc ASCII
  • Provider supplied metadata
    • File Specification: Provider supplied metadata in Microsoft Excel 2007/2010 format
  • NCEI created ISO metadata
    • File Specification: ISO standard XML metadata generated during data ingest
  • Water column sonar data available
    • File Specification: Water Column Sonar Data collected for cruise
  • Provider supplied metadata
    • File Specification: Provider supplied metadata in Microsoft Excel 97/2000/XP/2003 format
  • Kongsberg multibeam vendor format
    • File Specification: Kongsberg EM122, EM302, EM710, bathymetry, amplitude, and sidescan, up to 400 beams, variable pixels, binary, Kongsberg
  • Tar archive of unsupported MB data
    • File Specification: Tar archive of sonar data files in a format not supported by MB-System
  • ASCII text product
    • File Specification: ASCII text product
Distributor Distributor information not available
Dataset Principal Investigator Monteys, Xavier
Chief Scientist
Geological Survey of Ireland
Coverage Description Global extent, including oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, and bays
Time Period 2016-05-12 to 2016-05-21
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 53.7347880350733
S: 47.5658586839535
E: -12.081276598403
W: -52.6529667975046
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
Publication Dates
  • creation: 2016-05-12
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency Not planned
Purpose Data captured from a Transatlantic Hydrographic survey in 2016 between St. Johns, Newfoundland to Galway, Ireland in support of the Galway Research Alliance.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Marine Institute (2016): Multibeam Sonar Bathymetry Data collected aboard Celtic Explorer (CE16014). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. [url], [access date]
Originators
  • Marine Institute
Publishers
    Publisher information not available.
Theme keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Seafloor Topography
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Water Depth
Platform keywords
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS
Instrument keywords
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > Acoustic Sounders > MSBS > Multibeam Swath Bathymetry System
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > Acoustic Sounders > MBES > Multibeam Mapping System
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > Acoustic Sounders > SONAR > Sound Navigation and Ranging
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > Acoustic Sounders
  • Earth Remote Sensing Instruments > Passive Remote Sensing > Positioning/Navigation > GPS > GPS RECEIVERS
  • Earth Remote Sensing Instruments > Passive Remote Sensing > Positioning/Navigation > GPS > GPS/IMU > Global Positioning System/Inertial Measurement Unit
Project keywords
  • TRASNA (TRASNA: Transocean Survey North Atlantic)
Keywords
    Use Constraints No constraint information available
    Other Constraints Cite as: Marine Institute (2016): Multibeam Sonar Bathymetry Data collected aboard Celtic Explorer (CE16014). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. [url], [access date]
    Fees Fee information not available.
    Lineage information for: series
    Lineage Statement Multibeam data is collected by vessels of varying characteristics including ships, small boats, remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV). The NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (formerly NGDC) archive raw data, processed data, and associated products. All data and products are made available to the public via NCEI's map services and search interfaces.
    Acquisition Information (collection)
    Platform
      Operation
      • CE16014
      Last Modified: 2016-12-22
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