Multibeam collection for NF-13-02: Multibeam data collected aboard Nancy Foster from 2013-03-05 to 2013-04-05, San Juan, Puerto Rico to Charleston, SC

NF-13-02

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 https://maps.ngdc.noaa.gov/viewers/bathymetry/
  • Cite as: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (2013): Multibeam Sonar Bathymetry Data collected aboard Nancy Foster (NF-13-02). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. [url], [access date]
  • gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.multibeam:NF-13-02_Multibeam
gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.multibeam:NF-13-02_Multibeam
Search Data
Download Data
  • 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
  • Reports and Logs from cruise
    • File Specification: Archive of cruise reports, logs, project instructions
  • NCEI created ISO metadata
    • File Specification: ISO standard XML metadata generated during data ingest
  • HYSWEEP multibeam data format
    • File Specification: Many multibeam sonars, bathymetry, amplitude variable beams, ascii, HYPACK
  • Supporting data
    • File Specification: Additional ancillary support data
  • Informal metadata text
    • File Specification: ASCII
  • GeoTIFF survey image
    • File Specification: Data over the entire survey area is represented in full color.
  • Simrad multibeam vendor format
    • File Specification: Simrad EM120, EM300, EM1002, EM3000, bathymetry, amplitude, and sidescan, up to 254 beams, variable pixels, ascii + binary, Simrad
Distributor Multibeam Bathymetry Database Manager
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
(303) 497-4613
mb.info@noaa.gov
Dataset Principal Investigator Battista, Timothy
Chief Scientist
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Coverage Description Global extent, including oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, and bays
Time Period 2013-03-05 to 2013-04-05
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4269Vertical Datum: Unknown
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 18.5835908039668
S: 17.7758536419212
E: -65.174175078031
W: -66.1225716864299
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Mapping Essential Fish Habitat in the US Caribbean to Inform MPA Management
Publication Dates
  • creation: 2013-03-05
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: http://chartmaker.ncd.noaa.gov.
Use Limitations
  • Not to be used for navigation. Although these data are of high quality and useful for planning and modeling purposes, they are not suitable for navigation. For navigation, please refer to the NOS nautical chart series.
  • These data are considered raw and have not been subjected to the NOAA's quality control or quality assurance procedures. They are released for limited public use as preliminary data to be used only with appropriate caution. NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (2013): Multibeam Sonar Bathymetry Data collected aboard Nancy Foster (NF-13-02). NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. [url], [access date]
Originators
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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
  • DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION > GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS > WEB-BASED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
  • DATA MANAGEMENT/DATA HANDLING > DATA SEARCH AND RETRIEVAL
  • DATA ANALYSIS AND VISUALIZATION > VISUALIZATION/IMAGE PROCESSING
Data Center keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Platform keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) 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
  • Mapping Essential Fish Habitat in the US Caribbean to Inform MPA Management
Use Constraints No constraint information available
Access Constraints
  • Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives.
Other Constraints Cite as: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) (2013): Multibeam Sonar Bathymetry Data collected aboard Nancy Foster (NF-13-02). 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)
Instrument
  • Kongsberg EM1002
Platform
    Operation
    • NF-13-02
    Last Modified: 2016-12-22
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