NF-12-02-CSC BEAMS program (EK60)

The primary scientific goal of the cruise is to continue to gather multibeam sonar data along the
continental shelf edge off South Carolina in the vicinity of Habitat Areas of Particular Concern
and Marine Protected Areas. This work contributes to the characterization of the extent, range
and variety of seafloor/benthic habitats along the continental shelf-edge.
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  • Cite as: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, NOAA (2012): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (NF-12-02-CSC, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5PZ56SN [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 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 No POCs available for this dataset
Dataset Principal Investigator Scott Harris
Associate Professor
College of Charleston
843-953-0864
harriss@cofc.edu
Time Period 2012-05-07T18:54:43 to 2012-05-12T13:10:01
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 32.6185401275
S: 32.0591444745
E: -79.1478961103
W: -79.6578267755
Spatial Coverage Map
Documentation links not available.
Publication Dates
  • creation: 2012-05-07
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency Not planned
Purpose 1) Conduct multibeam bathymetric (and backscatter) survey to supplement and enhance previously mapped regions. At Bulls Scarp, conduct surveys and overlay with former Bulls Scarp survey data to determine movement (or lack thereof) of the sand waves. 2) Tow subbottom profiler to image near-surface materials. 3) Cross areas of appropriate depth with ROV and image regions that have habitat and fish information. 4) Collect bottom sediment samples to assist with ground truthing. 5) Measure currents with the ADCP to determine flow velocity and direction.
Use Limitations
  • Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, NOAA (2012): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (NF-12-02-CSC, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5PZ56SN [access date]
Resource Providers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NGDC > National Geophysical Data Center, 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
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
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
  • VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, NOAA (2012): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (NF-12-02-CSC, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5PZ56SN [access date]
Fees
  • Free
Lineage information for: series
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • Kongsberg EM1002
  • Reson SeaBat 7125
  • Simrad EK60
  • Knudsen CHIRP 3200 Echosounder
  • RM Young 61202V
  • RM Young 41382VC
  • RM Young 05106/05306B
  • SBE 43
  • SBE 18
  • SBE 38
  • SBE SeaCat 21
  • SBE 19plus V2
  • Turner 10AU Fluorometer
  • Seapoint Turbidity Meter
  • POS/MV 320
Platform
  • Nancy Foster (NF)
Operation
  • NF-12-02-CSC_EK60
Last Modified: 2017-05-30
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