Water depth and acoustic backscatter data collected from NOAA Ship Nancy Foster in Caribbean Sea, Buck Island Reef and Virgin Islands National Coral Reef Monuments, U.S. Virgin Islands from 2004-02-18 to 2004-03-05 (NCEI Accession 0131850)

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The Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA) conducted the first year of an ongoing scientific research mission on board NOAA Ship Nancy Foster. The purpose of this cruise was to support the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s research on the characterization of near shore and deepwater habitats (<1000m) of Buck Island Reef and Virgin Islands National Coral Reef Monuments. Data from the mission was used to produce maps of the seafloor topography, delineate the various seafloor habitats, and collect data to assist in the development of models to predict fish species utilization and populations. In addition the data collected will be used to update nautical charts covering the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Cite as: Battista, Tim; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (2015). Water depth and acoustic backscatter data collected from NOAA Ship Nancy Foster in Caribbean Sea, Buck Island Reef and Virgin Islands National Coral Reef Monuments, U.S. Virgin Islands from 2004-02-18 to 2004-03-05 (NCEI Accession 0131850). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2004-02-18 to 2004-03-05
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 18.314378
S: 17.761391
E: -64.429961
W: -64.873298
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2015-09-28
Edition 1.1
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: DD5MHX
Purpose This multibeam data product was collected as project NF-04-06 during year one of a two-year NOAA scientific research mission in the US Virgin Islands to characterize nearshore coral reef habitats. The mission purpose is to better understand the resources within the surveyed reef habitats, and ultimately develop species utilization models linking physical habitats with biological information. The multibeam backscatter, multibeam bathymetry, and ground truth video footage collected during the 2004 mission will be used internally to characterize sea floor topography and to create benthic habitat maps, helping NOAA meet its mapping commitment to the US Coral Reef Task Force. The resulting publicly-distributed data is also a contribution to the greater scientific community interested in the USVI seafloor.
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Battista, Tim; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (2015). Water depth and acoustic backscatter data collected from NOAA Ship Nancy Foster in Caribbean Sea, Buck Island Reef and Virgin Islands National Coral Reef Monuments, U.S. Virgin Islands from 2004-02-18 to 2004-03-05 (NCEI Accession 0131850). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
Cited Authors
Principal Investigators
  • Tim Battista
    NOAA; NOS; National Center for Coastal Ocean Science; Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA)
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Resource Providers
Publishers
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > BATHYMETRY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > WATER DEPTH
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category
  • Bathymetry/Topography
  • Environmental Monitoring
Originator Theme Keywords
  • Acoustic
  • BIRNM
  • Backscatter
  • Bathymetry
  • Benthic
  • Biogeography
  • Biological Cover
  • Buck
  • Buck Island
  • Coral
  • GIS
  • Geomorphological Structure
  • Geotiff
  • Groundtruthing
  • Habitat
  • IOCM
  • Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping
  • MBES
  • Mapping
  • Minibat
  • Mosaic
  • Multibeam
  • NF-04-06
  • NOAA
  • NPS
  • Nancy Foster
  • ROV
  • Raster
  • Reef
  • Remotely Operated Vehicle
  • Reson 8101
  • SWMB
  • Seafloor
  • Sonar
  • St. Croix
  • St. John
  • St. Thomas
  • Substrate
  • Transect
  • US Virgin Islands
  • USVI
  • Underwater Video
  • Video
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords
  • DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NODC > National Oceanographic Data Center, 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/NOS/NCCOS > National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, National Ocean Service, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce
NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords
  • SHIPS
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
  • MBES > Multibeam Mapping System
Place keywords NODC SEA AREA NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA
Originator Place Keywords
  • BIRNM
  • Buck
  • Buck Island Reef National Monument
  • St. Croix
  • St. John
  • St. Thomas
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • US Virgin Islands
  • USVI
  • VICRNM
  • Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Battista, Tim; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (2015). Water depth and acoustic backscatter data collected from NOAA Ship Nancy Foster in Caribbean Sea, Buck Island Reef and Virgin Islands National Coral Reef Monuments, U.S. Virgin Islands from 2004-02-18 to 2004-03-05 (NCEI Accession 0131850). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-09-28T15:16:51 - NCEI Accession 0131850 v1.1 was published.
Output Datasets
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Processing Steps
  • Data Type: WATER DEPTH (measured); Units: meter; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: multibeam sonar; Sampling and Analyzing Method: pole-mounted Reson 8101 ER multibeam echosounder (240 kHz); Data Quality Information: IHO Order 1 (<100m) and Order 2 (>100m).
  • Data Type: Acoustic Backscatter (measured); Units: decibel (DB); Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: multibeam sonar; Sampling and Analyzing Method: pole-mounted Reson 8101 ER multibeam echosounder (240 kHz).
  • Data Type: Video Transect Images (measured); Units: photos; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: remotely operated vehicle; Sampling and Analyzing Method: MiniBat - downward pointing camera mounted on a towed underwater platform.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • multibeam sonar
Platform
  • NANCY FOSTER
Last Modified: 2018-03-06T13:21:37
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