AMAPPS-Cetacean Abundance Summer Survey (HB1603, EK60)

The AMAPPS survey primarily focuses on beaked whale species, with the following objectives: 1) Develop a better understanding of beaked whale habitat use and site fidelity for abundance and monitoring of critical areas, 2) Quantify efficacy of passive acoustic monitoring for detection and abundance of these species, through controlled methodological tests and in comparison to a bottom-mounted recorders (AMAR), 3) Determine the distribution and relative abundance of plankton and prey species, 4) When possible, collect identification photographs and biopsy samples.
  • Cite as: Northeast Fisheries Science Center (2016): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (HB1603, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5XG9PCX [access date]
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Search Data
Distribution Formats
  • Simrad EK60 raw (.raw) format (Version: 1)
    • File Specification: Simrad EK60 raw files. See the Simrad EK60 interface specification manual for additional information.
Ordering Instructions Contact the NCEI 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 Debra Palka
Research Fisheries Biologist
NEFSC
508-495-2000
debra.palka@noaa.gov
Time Period 2016-06-27T14:27:04 to 2016-08-25T00:00:00
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 42.247798144943
S: 36.5864637593374
E: -64.7969980950216
W: -74.8621978062621
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
    Publication Dates
    • creation: 2016-06-27
    Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
    Data Update Frequency Not planned
    Purpose Document the relationship between the distribution and abundance of cetaceans, sea turtles, and sea birds within the study area relative to their physical and biological environment.
    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: Northeast Fisheries Science Center (2016): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (HB1603, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5XG9PCX [access date]
    Custodians
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Resource Providers
    • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/NEFSC > Northeast Fisheries Science Center
    Points of Contact
    • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/NEFSC > Northeast Fisheries Science Center
    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
    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 Atlantic Ocean
    Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
    • Global
    • Vertical Location > Sea Floor
    Use Constraints
    • Cite as: Northeast Fisheries Science Center (2016): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (HB1603, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5XG9PCX [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: series
    Processor
    • NEFSC
    Lineage information for: series
    Lineage Statement At times the EK60 echosounders were set to passive mode to investigate the potential influence of the EK60 on detection rates of cetacean species, especially beaked whales. In general, the EK60 was set to passive mode during daylight operations, on alternating days, but that schedule was flexible.
    Acquisition Information (collection)
    Instrument
    • Simrad EK60
    • Simrad ME70
    • Simrad EK60
    Platform
    • Henry Bigelow (HB)
    Operation
    • HB1603_EK60
    Last Modified: 2017-08-03
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