Okeanos Explorer (EX1702): American Samoa Expedition: Suesuega o le Moana o Amerika Samoa (ROV/Mapping) (EM302)

Operations will include the use of the ship's deep water mapping systems (Kongsberg EM302 multibeam sonar, EK60 split-beam fisheries sonars, Knudsen 3260 chirp sub-bottom profiler sonar, and Teledyne Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers), XBT and Underway CTD casts in support of multibeam sonar mapping operations, OER's 6000 m two-body ROV Deep Discoverer and Seirios, and the ship's high-bandwidth satellite connection for continuous real-time ship-to-shore communications.
  • Cite as: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (2017): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (EX1702, EM302). National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi: 10.7289/V5H70D21 [access date].
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Search Data
Distribution Formats
  • Kongsberg EM302 raw .wcd files (Version: 1)
    • File Specification: Kongsberg EM302 raw .wcd files. See the Kongsberg EM302 interface specification manual for further 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 Kelley Elliott
301-734-1024
kelley.elliott@noaa.gov
Time Period 2017-02-16T20:07:03 to 2017-03-01T17:41:30
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 15.75732
S: -15.90555
E: 0.08333
W: -171.72779
Spatial Coverage Map
Documentation links not available.
Publication Dates
  • creation: 2017-02-16
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency Not planned
Purpose This expedition is part of a three year Campaign to Address Pacific monument Science, Technology, and Ocean Needs (CAPSTONE) focused on systematically collecting baseline information to support science and management needs within and around the Monuments and other protected places in the Pacific, and serves as an opportunity for NOAA and the Nation to highlight the uniqueness and importance of these national symbols of ocean conservation. Operations are planned in the Rose Atoll Marine National Monument, National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa, offshore (not within) of the National Park of American Samoa, and the waters of both American Samoa and Samoa.
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 (2017): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (EX1702, EM302). National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi: 10.7289/V5H70D21 [access date].
Custodians
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Resource Providers
  • NOAA/OAR/OER - Ocean Exploration and Research
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
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
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS > National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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)
  • South Pacific 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 (2017): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (EX1702, EM302). National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA. doi: 10.7289/V5H70D21 [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.
  • 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
  • Kongsberg EM302
  • Simrad EK60
  • Knudsen CHIRP 3260
  • 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
  • EX1702_EM302
Last Modified: 2018-06-14
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