Deep Coral Shakedown (FK004e, EM302)

This cruise will focus on the development of safe practices and standard operating procedures for the deployment and operation of remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROVs), as well as for the ROV data and video management and distribution onboard. Testing and calibration of R/V Falkor oceanographic instruments will continue through the rest of 2012. Participating researchers aim to describe coral community characteristics, obtain specimens for shoreside laboratory analysis, and collect water samples that would help better understand the effects of ocean acidification on deep-sea coral communities.
  • Cite as: Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R) Program (2012): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (FK004e, EM302). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. [access date]
gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.wcd:FK004e_EM302
Other Access Online access information not available.
Distribution Formats
  • >Kongsberg/Simrad ME70 raw files (Version: 1)
    • File Specification: Kongsberg/Simrad ME70 raw files are functionally equivalent to Ex60 raw files and contain power and optionally angular position data with each beam identified by an independent transducer channel. See the Simrad ME70 interface specification manual for further information.
Ordering Instructions Contact the NGDC Water Column Sonar Data Manage 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 Peter Etnoyer
Marine Biologist
NOS/NCCOS/CCEHBR/Protected Areas and Resources Branch
843-762-8645
peter.etnoyer@noaa.gov
Time Period 2012-08-29T01:47:34 to 2012-09-01T11:25:14
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 26.1775752
S: 25.31354755
E: -84.5098953
W: -84.9059055
Spatial Coverage Map
Documentation links not available.
Publication Dates
  • creation: 2012-08-29
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency Not planned
Purpose The objective for this cruise is to find, document, and collect deep-sea corals and their associated invertebrates like sea stars, shrimp, and crabs as well as document water chemistry in and around deep-sea coral habitats.
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: Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R) Program (2012): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (FK004e, EM302). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. [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
Points of Contact
  • Schmidt Ocean Institute
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
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)
  • Gulf of Mexico
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
  • VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Rolling Deck to Repository (R2R) Program (2012): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (FK004e, EM302). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. [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 will be available one year after initial collection.
Fees
  • Free
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Processor
Acquisition Information (collection)
Operation
  • FK004e
Last Modified: 2017-05-30
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