EX1006 Hawaii to San Francisco Transit to Drydock (EX1006, EM302) on Okeanos Explorer in Hawaii, US West Coast

The Okeanos Explorer (EX) will transit from Honolulu, HI to San Francisco for the winter inport and drydock period. During the transit, the EX will perform 24-hour multibeam survey, deploy XBT casts every six hours, and test a sub-bottom profiling instrument. A two-part project, CAMEO: Trans-Pacific Plankton Comparison 2010, through Survey of Opportunity Requests has been accepted to be performed during the transit. For the first part, the EX will tow a Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) to collect phytoplankton and zooplankton samples across a long transect to describe species composition and evaluate diversity gradients, and to estimate species occurrence at the surface. For the second part, the science team will deploy a Manta net and scoop a bucket (for tiny particles) approximately four times a day to sample the surface layer for marine debris typically seen in this area of the Pacific for enumeration and chemical analyses.
  • Cite as: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (2010): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (EX1006, EM302). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi: 10.7289/V5R20ZBP [access date].
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Distribution Formats
  • Kongsberg/Simrad instrument files (.raw or .wcd) (Version: 1)
    • File Specification: Kongsberg/Simrad .raw files are generated by ME70, EK60 or ES60 instruments. They contain power and optionally angular position data with each beam/frequency identified by an independent channel. See the Simrad interface specification manual for further information. The .wcd files are generated by Kongsberg EM302 or EM122 instruments. See Kongsberg documentation for more information.
Ordering Instructions Contact the 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 Elizabeth Lobecker
603-862-1475
elizabeth.lobecker@noaa.gov
Time Period 2010-10-21T10:55:40 to 2010-10-29T14:09:24
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 37.5284098
S: 24.1343301
E: -122.9862761
W: -153.1133562
Spatial Coverage Map
Documentation links not available.
Publication Dates
  • creation: 2010-10-21
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency Not planned
Purpose o perform 24-hour multibeam survey, XBT casts every six hours, test a sub-bottom profiling instrument, to tow a Continuous Plankton Recorder to collect phytoplankton and zooplankton samples across a long transit, and to deploy Manta Net and Scoop buckets to test for marine debris in the Pacific "Garbage Patch".
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: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (2010): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (EX1006, EM302). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi: 10.7289/V5R20ZBP [access date].
Custodians
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Resource Providers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information
Points of Contact
  • NOAA/OAR/OER - Ocean Exploration and Research
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • 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)
  • North Pacific Ocean
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
  • Vertical Location > VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
Keywords Ocean Exploration and Research (OER) Program Discovery Keywords
  • expedition
  • exploration
  • explorer
  • marine education
  • noaa
  • ocean
  • ocean discovery
  • ocean education
  • ocean exploration
  • ocean exploration and research
  • OER
  • ocean literacy
  • ocean research
  • science
  • scientific mission
  • scientific research
  • sea
  • stewardship
  • systematic exploration
  • technology
  • transformational research
  • undersea
  • underwater
Keywords
    Use Constraints
    • Cite as: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (2010): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (EX1006, EM302). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi: 10.7289/V5R20ZBP [access date].
    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.
    Fees
    • Free
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    Processing Steps
    • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
    Acquisition Information (collection)
    Instrument
    • Kongsberg EM302
    • Kongsberg EM302
    • Simrad EK60
    • Knudsen CHIRP 3260
    • RM Young 61202V
    • RM Young 41382VC
    • RM Young 05106/05306B
    • Sippican XBT/XSV
    • SBE 45 Micro TSG
    • SBE 911plus CTD
    • SBE 32
    • POS/MV 320
    • Furuno GPS
    • Eppley PSP
    • Eppley PIR
    • C-NAV GPS
    • Turner 10AU Fluorometer
    • Reson SVP 70
    Platform
    • Okeanos Explorer (EX)
    Operation
    • EX1006_EM302
    Last Modified: 2017-05-30
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