Okeanos Explorer: Ship Shakedown and Patch Test (EX1401, EM302)

Multibeam and singlebeam mapping operations will be conducted 24 hours a day throughout the cruise. Sub-bottom profile mapping will be conducted each day between the hours of 1000 and 2200 throughout the cruise.
  • Cite as: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (2014): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (EX1401, EM302). National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi: 10.7289/V54747VC [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 Distributor information not available
Dataset Principal Investigator Elizabeth Lobecker
603-862-1475
elizabeth.lobecker@noaa.gov
Time Period 2014-02-07T18:18:51 to 2014-02-09T01:11:50
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 39.97471415
S: 39.7116248
E: -69.3687838
W: -69.9359276
Spatial Coverage Map
Documentation links not available.
Publication Dates
  • creation: 2014-02-07
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency Not planned
Purpose To assess ship's essential operational equipment and procedures; to conduct emergency drills; to assess ship's equipment necessary to support operations; to test ship's ROV support systems; to conduct multibeam system testing in the vicinity of Veatch Canyon, to conduct sound velocity comparison cast between CTD and XBT; to collect deep-water multibeam sonar, subbottom and singlebeam sonar data; to train new personnel in all mapping data collection processes and procedures; to assess affect of subbottom noise mitigation measures; to verify inventory of spares of all mapping sensors, to test telepresence operations, and to prepare the 2014 readiness report.
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.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (2014): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (EX1401, EM302). National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi: 10.7289/V54747VC [access date].
Custodians
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publishers
    Publisher information not available.
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
  • 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 Atlantic Ocean
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
  • VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (2014): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (EX1401, EM302). National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi: 10.7289/V54747VC [access date].
Access Constraints
  • Resource will be available one year after initial collection.
Fees
  • Free
Lineage information for: collectionHardware
Lineage Statement Unknown
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • Kongsberg EM302
Operation
  • EX1401_EM302
Last Modified: 2018-06-14
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