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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Search Data
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 Principal Investigator Leslie Sautter
Associate Professor
College of Charleston
843-953-5586
sautterl@cofc.edu
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 Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
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
  • 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: 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]
Custodians
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Resource Providers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
Sponsors
  • College of Charleston
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
  • 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
  • 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]
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.
Fees
  • Free
Lineage information for: series
Processor
  • College of Charleston
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • Simrad EK60
  • Kongsberg EM1002
  • Reson SeaBat 7125
  • Simrad EK60
  • Furuno FE700
  • Knudsen CHIRP 3200 Echosounder
  • RM Young 61202V
  • RM Young 41382VC
  • RM Young 05106/05306B
  • SBE 45 Micro TSG
  • SBE 911plus CTD
  • SBE 43
  • SBE 18
  • SBE 38
  • SBE SeaCat 21
  • SBE 19plus V2
  • Ocean Surveyor ADCP
  • Turner 10AU Fluorometer
  • Seapoint SCF
  • 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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