Northeast Integrated Pelagic Survey (PC1301, EK60)

During the survey we will quantify the spatial distribution of the following parameters: water currents, water properties, phytoplankton, microzooplankton, mesozooplankton, pelagic fish and invertebrates, sea turtles, marine mammals, and sea birds. We will use traditional and novel techniques and instruments. In essence, the approaches of the Ecosystem Monitoring survey and the NEFSC Herring Acoustic survey are combined here and augmented to include a broad array of measurements of the pelagic ecosystem. Operational objectives are to: (1) collect underway data using TSG, SCS, and ADCP; (2) complete CTD and bongo operations at stations throughout area, (3) calibrate the EK60 Scientific Sounder, (4) conduct acoustic surveys using the EK60, (5) collect biological data to verify species-specific acoustic measurements using midwater trawls, (6) collect marine mammal and seabird observations.
  • Cite as: Northeast Fisheries Science Center (2013): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (PC1301, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5XD0ZNQ [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 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 Jerry Prezioso
Oceanographer
NEFSC
401-782-3277
jerry.prezioso@noaa.gov
Time Period 2013-02-06T16:05:08 to 2013-02-26T13:27:49
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 43.7707473117
S: 35.9612044283
E: -67.396429065
W: -76.33593
Spatial Coverage Map
Documentation links not available.
Publication Dates
  • creation: 2013-02-06
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency Not planned
Purpose The principal objective of the survey is to assess the pelagic components of the Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf Ecosystem from water currents to plankton, pelagic fishes, marine mammals, sea turtles, and seabirds.
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.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Northeast Fisheries Science Center (2013): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (PC1301, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5XD0ZNQ [access date]
Resource Providers
  • Dataset contact information not available
Publishers
  • Publisher information not available.
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 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 > VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
Keywords
    Use Constraints
    • Cite as: Northeast Fisheries Science Center (2013): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (PC1301, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5XD0ZNQ [access date]
    Access Constraints
    • Resource may not be available for up to one year after initial collection.
    Fees
    • Free
    Lineage information for: collectionHardware
    Lineage Statement Calibrated w/ calibration data
    Lineage information for: series
    Processor
    • NEFSC
    Acquisition Information (collection)
    Instrument
    • Simrad ME70
    • Furuno FE700
    • Sea-Bird SBE 9
    Platform
    • Pisces (PC)
    Operation
    • PC1301
    Last Modified: 2017-05-30
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