Cruise NF-12-04-SERA (Sanctuary Regional Development and Assessment) (EK60)

1)Ship based mapping and characterization of benthic habitats in the waters around Gray?s Reef National Marine Sanctuary. Collected data will need to include backscatter.2)Continuation of invertebrate recruitment investigation in Gray?s Reef. This project will include diving to assess the colonization and succession of invertebrates to a natural substrate. 3)Continue investigations to quantify variation in space and time of the abundance ofschooling prey and mid-water predators at mid-shelf reefs: this involves conducting survey lines using the EK-60 survey system. 4)Continue collecting data on the abundance,diversity and distribution of both fishes and invertebrates both in side and outside the proposed Research Area in Gray?s Reef.This will require divers to conduct visual fis hcensuses along transects and take pictures of quadrats to assess invertebrate fauna. 5)Gray?s Reef would like to explore the possibility of conducting night dives aboard its own diving vessels provided that this does not present theNancy Fostercrew with unduestaffing/overtime issues and would be worked out in advance of conducting operations.
  • Cite as: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, NOAA (2012): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (NF-12-04-SERA, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5CR5RC1 [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.
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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
wcd.info@noaa.gov
Dataset Principal Investigator Greg McFall
Diving Program Manager
NOAA DIVE CENTER
206-526-6705
greg.mcfall@noaa.gov
Dataset Principal Investigator Sarah Fangman
Program Coordinator
NOS/ONMS/SE GOM CR
912-598-2428
sarah.fangman@noaa.gov
Time Period 2012-05-31T00:30:27 to 2012-06-07T00:52:15
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 31.43106715
S: 31.3043508423
E: -80.5276379274
W: -80.9037681208
Spatial Coverage Map
Documentation links not available.
Publication Dates
  • creation: 2012-05-31
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency Not planned
Purpose Meet objectives outlined in abstract.
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-12-04-SERA, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5CR5RC1 [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
  • NOAA/NOS/ONMS> Office of National Marine Sanctuaries
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-12-04-SERA, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5CR5RC1 [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
  • NOAA DIVE CENTER
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-12-04-SERA_EK60
Last Modified: 2017-05-30
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