Deep-Pelagic Nekton Dynamics of the Gulf of Mexico (DEEPEND)- DP05 (EK80)

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  • Cite as: Kevin Boswell, Florida International University (2017): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (DP05, EK80). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5XD0ZX9 [access date]
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Distribution Formats
  • Simrad EK80 raw (.raw) format (Version: 1)
    • File Specification: Simrad EK80 raw files. See the Simrad EK80 interface specification manual for additional information.
Ordering Instructions Contact the NCEI Water Column Sonar Data Manager to order data
Distributor Distributor information not available
Dataset No POCs available for this dataset
Time Period 2016-12-07T17:33:21 to 2017-05-11T08:12:48
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 29.11425
S: 27.45914
E: -86.93408
W: -88.05362
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
    Publication Dates
    • creation: 2016-12-07
    Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
    Data Update Frequency Not planned
    Purpose Studying the animals in the deep sea within their natural habitat is very difficult. It often requires sophisticated instruments or equipment and scientists have to be careful to make sure that they don?t disturb the animals they are studying. In the DEEPEND cruises, we use sound to study how animals move through the ocean and the daily movement patterns as they go up and down from the surface at night to the deep sea during the day. Using sonars, we can create a picture of where the animals are by measuring how much sound they reflect. While this gives scientists a broad picture of where the animals are, it does not provide enough detail to look at the individuals within the layers.
    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: Kevin Boswell, Florida International University (2017): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (DP05, EK80). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5XD0ZX9 [access date]
    Custodians
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Resource Providers
    • Dataset contact information not available
    Publishers
      Publisher information not available.
    Theme keywords
    • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Ocean Acoustics > Acoustic Scattering
    • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Aquatic Sciences > Fisheries
    • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
    • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS
    • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS
    • Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Benthic
    • Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Pelagic
    • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Seafloor Topography
    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
    • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
    • VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
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        Use Constraints
        • Cite as: Kevin Boswell, Florida International University (2017): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (DP05, EK80). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5XD0ZX9 [access date]
        Access Constraints
        • Resource may not be available for up to one year after initial collection.
        Fees
        • Free
        Lineage information for: collectionHardware
        Lineage Statement Calibrated w/ calibration data
        Lineage information for: series
        Acquisition Information (collection)
        Instrument
        • Simrad EK80
        Operation
        • DP05
        Last Modified: 2018-02-26
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