EX1605L3 (CAPSTONE CNMI & Mariana Trench MNM (ROV & Mapping)) (EM302)

This dataset contains oceanographic data collected in the deep water areas around the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI). Operations for this cruise included ROV, mapping, telepresence-based remote participation, and CTD rosette operations. Operations also used the ship?s deep water mapping systems, NOAA?s two-body 6000 m remotely operated vehicle, and the ship?s high-bandwidth satellite connection for real-time ship to shore communications. Daytime ROV dives were planned every day and included high-resolution visual surveys and limited rock and biologic specimen sampling. Mapping operations were conducted overnight when the ROV was on deck and CTD casts were taken to collect more environmental information at sites of interest. Exploration operations for this cruise focused on deep-water areas around CNMI and the Marianas Trench Marine National Monument (MTMNM). This expedition helped establish a baseline of information in the region to catalyze further exploration, research, and management activities.
  • Cite as: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (2016): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (EX1605L3, EM302). National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi: 10.7289/V5Z60M7F [access date].
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Distribution Formats
  • Kongsberg EM302 water column data (.wcd) format (Version: 1)
    • File Specification: Kongsberg EM302 .wcd files. See the EM302 documentation for detailed format specification.
Ordering Instructions Contact the NCEI Water Column Sonar Data Manager to order data
Distributor Distributor information not available
Dataset Principal Investigator Kasey Cantwell
301-734-1050
kasey.cantwell@noaa.gov
Time Period 2016-06-17T03:50:42 to 2016-07-09T20:51:37
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 22.62284
S: 13.50126
E: 148.49781
W: 144.12665
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
    Publication Dates
    • creation: 2016-06-17
    Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
    Data Update Frequency Not planned
    Purpose Basic research
    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 (2016): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (EX1605L3, EM302). National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi: 10.7289/V5Z60M7F [access date].
    Resource Providers
    • NOAA/OAR/OER - Ocean Exploration and Research
    Points of Contact
    • NOAA/OAR/OER - Ocean Exploration and Research
    Publishers
      Publisher information not available.
    Theme 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
    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
    • Global
    • Vertical Location > Sea Floor
    Keywords
      Use Constraints
      • Access Constraints: None. Use Constraints: The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose. Distribution Liability: While NCEI makes every effort to ensure that its databases are error-free, errors do occur. We ask that you notify us immediately of any errors that you discover in our data. We will make every effort to correct them. With respect to documents available from this server, neither the United States Government nor any of its employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose; nor assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed; nor represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.
      • Cite as: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (2016): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (EX1605L3, EM302). National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi: 10.7289/V5Z60M7F [access date].
      Access Constraints
      • Access Constraints: None. Use Constraints: The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose. Distribution Liability: While NCEI makes every effort to ensure that its databases are error-free, errors do occur. We ask that you notify us immediately of any errors that you discover in our data. We will make every effort to correct them. With respect to documents available from this server, neither the United States Government nor any of its employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose; nor assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed; nor represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.
      • 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.
      • Resource may not be available for up to one year after initial collection.
      Fees
      • Free
      Lineage information for: collectionHardware
      Lineage Statement Unknown
      Lineage information for: series
      Acquisition Information (collection)
      Instrument
      • Kongsberg EM302
      • Simrad EK60
      • Knudsen CHIRP 3260
      • RM Young 61202V
      • RM Young 41382VC
      • RM Young 05106/05306B
      • Sippican XBT/XSV
      • SBE 32
      • POS/MV 320
      • Eppley PSP
      • Reson SVP 70
      Platform
      • Okeanos Explorer (EX)
      Operation
      • EX1605L3_EM302
      Last Modified: 2017-08-15
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