Kona Integrated Ecosystem Assessment Survey (SE1304, EK60)

This cruise accomplished the following objectives: Oceanographic data were collected from a total of 21 CTD casts and continuous TSG measurements along a predefined grid off the west coast of Hawaii to assess the influence of physical dynamics on the region's biological productivity. CTD-mounted fluorometer measurements were carried out by two fluorometers. Chlorophyll was measured for ten discrete samples per CTD using a bench top Turner 10-AU fluorometer. Water samples were preserved for post-cruise flow cytometry to determine phytoplankton size structure. Biological backscatter was monitored using the EK60 echosounder system, both during trawl operations and along 71 acoustic transects at 38, 70, and 120 kHz frequencies. Twenty two nighttime oblique mid-water trawls were conducted targeting the shallow sound scattering layer. Visual surveys for a total of 70 hours were conducted to collect data on cetaceans. A Seaglider was successfully deployed to collect temperature, salinity, and fluorometry data.
  • Cite as: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (2013): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (SE1304, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5610X82 [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 Phoebe Woodworth-Jefcoats
Research Oceanographer
PIFSC
808.725.5562
phoebe.woodworth-Jefcoats@noaa.gov
Time Period 2013-06-13T00:00:00 to 2013-06-25T00:00:00
Spatial Reference System urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG:4326
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 20.0616599576908
S: 19.2717200328283
E: -155.909650025306
W: -156.571959986877
Spatial Coverage Map
Documentation links not available.
Publication Dates
  • creation: 2013-06-13
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency Not planned
Purpose The scientific objectives of this cruise are to collect information to describe the physical, chemical, and oceanographic environment as well as observe cetacean activity along the west coast of Hawaii as support for the monitoring component of the NOAA Kona Region IEA. The proposed survey grid will allow comparison of oceanographic features between the Kohala shelf region to the north and the deeper offshore regiono to the south as well as near shore and offshore.
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: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (2013): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (SE1304, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5610X82 [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
Points of Contact
  • DOC/NOAA/NMFS/PIFSC > Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center
Publishers
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • 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
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
  • 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 > VERTICAL LOCATION > SEA FLOOR
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (2013): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (SE1304, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5610X82 [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: repository
Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Lineage information for: collectionHardware
Lineage Statement Uncalibrated w/calibration data
Lineage information for: series
Processor
  • PIFSC
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • Simrad EK60
Operation
  • SE1304_EK60
Last Modified: 2017-10-02
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