C-SCAMP Cruise Report #3 - C-BASS Cruise Report - 2016-04-CS04-C02 - RV Weatherbird II - April 07-12, 2016 (EK60)

The Camera-Based Assessment Survey System (C-BASS) was used to image new areas around Madison-Swanson Marine Protected Area (MPA) located in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico (on the west Florida shelf) and also further the effort of having a long time series of transects in the MPA itself with the reef and ledge areas. In total 19h13m hours of video were collected along 158 km of transects.

Multibeam bathymetry data were collected to fill in gaps not covered by the previous mapping efforts of USF and USGS. This resulted in a complete high-resolution bathymetric map of the Madison-Swanson MPA.
Additionally, several promising areas were identified for future mapping and video assessment efforts. These areas were identified via prospecting lines performed during transit to and from the primary survey
region at Madison-Swanson.. Partially successful ping synchronization between the Seabat 7125 and EK60 echosounders was also achieved during this cruise.

The POS MV attitude data (pitch, roll and heave) were integrated into the EK60 to improve the quality of he data. A successful calibration of the EK60 was completed in Tampa Bay while the RV Weatherbird II was
anchored in approximately 8 meters (m) of water.

In summary, C-BASS data collection was less than anticipated due to a technical issue beyond in-situ repairs, but of no long term consequence to the project. However, the use of the multi-beam system went
far beyond what was anticipated and provided valuable benefit to the research community by completing a section within the Madison Swanson MPA where there has existed a mapping gap for several years. This
cruise also marked the first calibration of the EK60 performed exclusively without external guidance, with members of C-SCAMP and FIO collaborating for the operation, which demonstrated that regular
calibrations can be accomplished by the team.
  • Cite as: Steve Murawski, Chad Lembke and Stan Locker University of South Florida College of Marine Science and Florida Institute of Oceanography (2016): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (2016-04-CS04-C02-USFCMS, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V57942Q4 [access date].
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Distribution Formats
  • Simrad EK60 raw (.raw) format (Version: 1)
    • File Specification: Simrad EK60 raw files. See the Simrad EK60 interface specification manual for additional information.
Ordering Instructions Contact the NCEI Water Column Sonar Data Manager to order data
Distributor Chuck Anderson
Water Column Sonar Data Manager
DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
(303) 497-4742
wcd.info@noaa.gov
Dataset Principal Investigator Steve Murawski
Professor
USF College of Marine Science
727-553-3367
smurawski@usf.edu
Dataset Principal Investigator Chad Lembke
Mechanical Engineer
Center for Ocean Technology, USF College of Marine Science
727-553-3976
clembke@usf.edu
Dataset Principal Investigator Stan Locker
Research Geologist
US Geological Survey
727-502-8040
slocker@usgs.gov
Time Period 2016-04-10T12:04:33 to 2016-04-12T18:58:40
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 29.52488
S: 27.06667
E: -82.62982
W: -86.34995
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
    Publication Dates
    • creation: 2016-04-10
    Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
    Data Update Frequency Not planned
    Purpose The following objectives were identified for this survey cruise: 1. Collect towed video in areas of interest north and south of the Madison-Swanson Marine Protected Area (MPA) identified from multibeam bathymetry data previously collected by the US Geological Survey (USGS) and Dr. David Naar of the University of South Florida (USF). 2. Re-image the reef and ledge areas in Madison-Swanson following the same transects from 2013 and 2014 cruises using the towed video. 3. Test the Reson Seabat 7125 multibeam echosounder on the RV Weatherbird II. 4. Operate the Reson Seabat 7125 to collect scouting lines for planning of future mapping cruises. 5. Calibrate the Simrad EK60 split-beam echosounder. 6. Investigate the feasibility of concurrently using the Reson and Simrad systems which requires synchronization of their pinging. 7. Collect periodic prospecting Bongo Net trawls for collaborative efforts.
    Use Limitations
    • 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.
    • Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
    Dataset Citation
    • Cite as: Steve Murawski, Chad Lembke and Stan Locker University of South Florida College of Marine Science and Florida Institute of Oceanography (2016): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (2016-04-CS04-C02-USFCMS, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V57942Q4 [access date].
    Custodians
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Resource Providers
    • Florida Institute of Oceanography - FIO
    • University of South Florida (USF)
    Sponsors
    • Florida Institute of Oceanography - FIO
    • University of South Florida (USF)
    Publishers
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
    • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Acoustics > Acoustic Scattering
    • Earth Science > Oceans > Aquatic Sciences > Fisheries
    • Earth Science > Oceans > Ocean Acoustics
    • Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Pelagic
    • Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems
    • Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Benthic
    • Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Aquatic Ecosystems
    • Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
    • Earth Science > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Seafloor Topography
    Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) 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
    Instrument keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
    • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > Acoustic Sounders > WCMS > Water Column Mapping System
    Place keywords International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) Sea Area ("Limits of Oceans and Seas" publication S-23)
    • Gulf of Mexico
    Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
    • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
    • Vertical Location > VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
    Use Constraints
    • Cite as: Steve Murawski, Chad Lembke and Stan Locker University of South Florida College of Marine Science and Florida Institute of Oceanography (2016): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (2016-04-CS04-C02-USFCMS, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V57942Q4 [access date].
    Access Constraints
    • Resource may not be available for up to one year after initial collection.
    Fees
    • Free
    Lineage information for: series
    Processor
    • USF College of Marine Science
    Acquisition Information (collection)
    Instrument
    • Simrad EK60
    Platform
    • Weatherbird II
    Operation
    • 2016-04-CS04-C02-USFCMS_EK60
    Last Modified: 2017-05-30
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