Kona Integrated Ecosystem Assessment Survey (FK140216, EK60)

The cruise accomplished the following objectives: marine mammal observations from both the R/V Falkor and the rigid hull inflatable boat along four transects. Collection of photographs from each marine mammal sighting for further identification and individual tracking. Eight EK60 acoustic transects were completed encompassing day and night variation. Nine DIDSON with an attach CTD casts were done along with five additional CTD only casts at specified stations.
  • Cite as: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (2014): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (FK140216, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5ST7MSX [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 NCEI Water Column Sonar Data Manager to order data
Distributor Distributor information not available
Dataset Principal Investigator Adrienne Copeland
Graduate Assistant
PIFSC Associate
808.725.5571
adrienne.copeland@noaa.gov
Time Period 2014-02-14T00:00:00 to 2014-02-22T00:00:00
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 21.3162795778278
S: 19.3155006003824
E: -155.913350451087
W: -157.887379564448
Spatial Coverage Map
Documentation links not available.
Publication Dates
  • creation: 2014-02-14
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency Not planned
Purpose The scientific objectives of this cruise are to collect information to describe the physical, chemical, and oceanographic environment as well as observe cetacean activity along the west coast of Hawaii as support for the monitoring component of the NOAA Kona Region IEA. The proposed survey grid will allow comparison of oceanographic features between the Kohala shelf region to the north and the deeper offshore regiono to the south as well as near shore and offshore.
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: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (2014): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (FK140216, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5ST7MSX [access date]
Resource Providers
  • Dataset contact information not available
Sponsors
  • UHI/SOEST > School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
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 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
  • North Pacific Ocean
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
  • Vertical Location > VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (2014): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (FK140216, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5ST7MSX [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 Calibrated w/o calibration data
Lineage information for: series
Processor
  • PIFSC Associate
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • Simrad EK60
Operation
  • FK140216_EK60
Last Modified: 2017-05-30
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