Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (RL1705, EK60)

The Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS) was a 179-day survey for whales, dolphins, and seabirds within the Hawaiian Archipelago, from shore to 200 nmi offshore. There were four major research components to HICEAS: visual observations for cetaceans, including photo-identification, biopsy sampling, and satellite tagging; passive acoustic monitoring using towed hydrophone arrays and other tools; ecosystem assessment, including visual surveys for seabirds and measurement of oceanographic variables (CTD casts, EK-60); and conduct other ancillary projects, such as aerial photogrammetry using a hexacopter, testing of new passive acoustic tools, and other projects that support and augment our assessment mission.
  • Cite as: Southwest Fisheries Science Center (2017): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (RL1705, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V50V8B37 [access date]
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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 Jeffrey Moore
Wildlife Biologist
NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center
858-546-7161
jeff.e.moore@noaa.gov
Time Period 2017-08-17T19:59:38 to 2017-09-11T17:28:33
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 32.71821
S: 17.06666
E: -117.148209
W: -177.99382
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Associated Resources
    Publication Dates
    • creation: 2017-08-17
    Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
    Data Update Frequency Not planned
    Purpose The Hawaiian Islands Cetacean and Ecosystem Assessment Survey (HICEAS) was a large-scale ship survey for cetaceans and seabirds within the U.S. waters of the Hawaiian Islands. The goals of HICEAS are to estimate how many cetaceans are in Hawaiian waters, examine their population structure, and understand their habitat.
    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: Southwest Fisheries Science Center (2017): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (RL1705, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V50V8B37 [access date]
    Custodians
    • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
    Resource Providers
    • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/PIFSC > Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
    Sponsors
    • Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)
    • US Navy Living Marine Resources (LMR)
    Points of Contact
    • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/PIFSC > Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
    • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/SWFSC > Southwest 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 > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
    • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS
    • EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOSYSTEMS > MARINE ECOSYSTEMS
    • Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Benthic
    • Earth Science > Biosphere > Ecosystems > Marine Ecosystems > Pelagic
    • 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 Pacific Ocean
    Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
    • GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
    • VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
    Use Constraints
    • Cite as: Southwest Fisheries Science Center (2017): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (RL1705, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V50V8B37 [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
    • NMFS Southwest Fisheries Science Center
    Acquisition Information (collection)
    Instrument
    • Simrad EK60
    • Simrad ME70
    • Simrad EK60
    Platform
    • Reuben Lasker (RL)
    Operation
    • RL1705_EK60
    Last Modified: 2018-05-22
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