Habitat Mapping Cruise - Hudson Canyon (HB0904, EK60)

Objectives are to: 1) perform multibeam mapping of transitional and deepwater habitats in Hudson Canyon (off New Jersey) with the National Institute of Undersea Science and Technology (NIUST) AUV Eagle Ray. About one half of the shelf portion of the canyon was mapped with Eagle Ray between 2007 aboard Ronald H. Brown and 2008 aboard Henry B. Bigelow. We seek to complete the mapping of the shelf segment of the Hudson Canyon on this cruise; 2) perform visual ground truthing of areas up to 1,000 m deep in Hudson Canyon using the NIUST AUV Mola Mola. In particular, we will be investigating ravines in canyon walls mapped by Eagle Ray for vulnerable deepwater coral and sponge communities, tilefish pueblo villages, and suspected areas of methane blowouts in the canyon bottom for vulnerable chemosynthetic communities. Such vulnerable communities may be at risk due to overlap with deepsea red crab, witch flounder, and/or monkfish distributions. The intention is to detect and locate vulnerable communities and also to gain experience for development of protocols for further exploration for vulnerable deepwater habitats in canyon and slope areas; 3) perform a series of CTD/rosette sampler casts down the canyon to a maximum depth of about 1,200 m in the canyon axis. This will provide a near-synoptic, 3-dimensional view of water mass interaction around Hudson Canyon and allow collection of water samples at multiple depths for dissolved methane analysis. The latter will help resolve the source of elevated methane previously detected in deep water within Hudson Canyon. Possible discovery of a local seep raises the possibility of a chemosynthetic community supported by that feature; and 4) collect ME70 multibeam sonar data for purposes of benthic mapping in order to resolve some issues encountered during summer 2008 cruises for that purpose.
  • Cite as: Northeast Fisheries Science Center (2009): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (HB0904, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V56Q1V6M [access date]
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  • 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.
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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
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Dataset No POCs available for this dataset
Time Period 2009-08-24T12:40:00 to 2009-09-08T13:58:48
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 41.614055
S: 38.7606257813
E: -71.3162783333
W: -75.1326244149
Spatial Coverage Map
Documentation links not available.
Publication Dates
  • creation: 2009-08-24
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency Not planned
Purpose Benthic and demersal mapping of the Hudson Canyon area using acoustic and optical technology.
Use Limitations
  • Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Northeast Fisheries Science Center (2009): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (HB0904, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V56Q1V6M [access date]
Custodians
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
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Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • 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
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 Atlantic Ocean
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
  • Vertical Location > VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
Keywords
    Use Constraints
    • Cite as: Northeast Fisheries Science Center (2009): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (HB0904, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V56Q1V6M [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
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    Processing Steps
    • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
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    Lineage Statement Uncalibrated
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    Acquisition Information (collection)
    Instrument
    • Simrad EK60
    Operation
    • HB0904_Leg01
    Last Modified: 2017-05-30
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