Multibeam collection for CSMP_NCC: Multibeam data collected aboard VenTresca from 2007-02-12 to 2010-08-03, departing from Unknown Port and returning to Unknown Port


This data set is part of a larger set of data called the Multibeam Bathymetry Database (MBBDB) where other similar data can be found at
Cite this dataset when used as a source.
  • gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.multibeam:CSMP_NCC_Multibeam
Search Data
Download Data
  • Cruise File List (download)
    List of cruise related files available for download.
  • Multibeam Survey List (download)
    Listing of cruise that includes basic information about the cruise and option for downloading all cruise data.
Distribution Formats
  • Sound Velocity Profiles (SVP)
    • File Specification: ASCII sound velocity measurements applied to multibeam soundings
  • Additional Products
    • File Specification: Bundle of additional products not associated with usual product formats
  • Compressed TIFF and TFW
    • File Specification: TIFF image and support files
    • File Specification: ESRI Arc ASCII
  • Not supported by MB-System
    • File Specification:
  • SAIC Generic Sensor Format (GSF)
    • File Specification: variable beams, bathymetry and amplitude, binary, single files, SAIC
  • NGDC created ISO metadata
    • File Specification: ISO standard XML metadata generated during data ingest
  • Reson S7K multibeam vendor format
    • File Specification: Reson 7K series multibeam sonars, bathymetry, amplitude, three channels sidescan, and subbottom up to 254 beams, variable pixels, binary, Reson
  • Informal metadata text
    • File Specification: ASCII
  • XTF formatted bathymetry
    • File Specification: Bathymetry files acquired in XTF format (through programs such as Triton ISIS or QPS QINSy). Not supported by MB-System.
  • XML metadata file
    • File Specification: XML format metadata
  • Platform Configuration files
    • File Specification: Platform Configuration Files
  • Caris project data files
    • File Specification: Caris project files
  • ASCII text product
    • File Specification: ASCII text product
  • Navigation data
    • File Specification: Navigation data from ship's positioning equipment
  • Fledermaus surface
    • File Specification: Fledermaus gridded surface
Distributor Distributor information not available
Dataset Principal Investigator Kvitek, Rikk
Chief Scientist
California State University Monterey Bay
Coverage Description Global extent, including oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, and bays
Time Period 2007-02-12 to 2010-08-03
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates Bounding coordinates not available
General Documentation
Associated Resources
    Publication Dates
    • creation: 2007-02-12
    Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
    Data Update Frequency Not planned
    Purpose The intent of these data is to make high-resolution bathymetry available to the public for a wide variety of uses such as research and earth science analysis. These data are not intended to be used for navigation. Nautical charts produced and certified by NOAA should be used for navigational purposes. For more information on NOAA's nautical charts, go to NOAA's Office of Coast Survey website at:
    • California State University Monterey Bay, Seafloor Mapping Lab (CSUMB/SFML)
      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
    • California Seafloor Mapping Project
      Use Constraints No constraint information available
      Fees Fee information not available.
      Acquisition Information (collection)
        • CSMP_NCC
        Last Modified: 2015-11-02
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