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 2006-03-21 to 2006-04-02 (NCEI Accession 0131851)

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The Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA) conducted the third year of an ongoing scientific research mission on board NOAA Ship NANCY FOSTER. The purpose of this cruise is to support the benthic characterization of coral reef habitat in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The mission explored, surveyed, and mapped moderate depth bathymetry (30 – 1000 meters) with NOAA Ship NANCY FOSTER’s Simrad EM1002 multibeam system for natural resource management and seafloor characterization. Multibeam bathymetry and backscatter was collected along with Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) underwater video. Priority areas for 2006 included the deep water portion of the Buck Island Reef National Monument north of St. Croix and the La Parguera region along the southwestern coast of Puerto Rico. Additional multibeam data was collected to merge with pre-existing shallow water bathymetry from previous CCMA cruises in the Buck Island vicinity.
  • 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 2006-03-21 to 2006-04-02 (NCEI Accession 0131851). Version 2.2. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2006-03-21 to 2006-04-02
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 17.902505
S: 17.761391
E: -64.429961
W: -67.14648
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2015-10-16
  • revision: 2015-11-20
Edition 2.2
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: J0JLF6

In this accession, NCEI has archived multiple versions of these data. The latest (and best) version of these data has the largest version number.
Purpose 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 2006 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 2006-03-21 to 2006-04-02 (NCEI Accession 0131851). Version 2.2. 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)
Contributors
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Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
  • Geographic Information > Bathymetry
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Reef Habitat > Description
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science 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 Keywords
  • Acoustic
  • BIRNM
  • Backscatter
  • Bathymetry
  • Benthic
  • Biogeography
  • Biological Cover
  • Buck
  • Coral
  • GIS
  • Geomorphological Structure
  • Geotiff
  • Groundtruthing
  • Habitat
  • IOCM
  • Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping
  • La Parguera
  • MBES
  • Mapping
  • Mosaic
  • Multibeam
  • NF-06-03
  • NOAA
  • NPS
  • NURP
  • Nancy Foster
  • Phantom S2
  • Puerto Rico
  • ROV
  • Raster
  • Reef
  • Remotely Operated Vehicle
  • SWMB
  • Seafloor
  • Simrad 1002
  • Simrad EM 1002
  • Sonar
  • St. Croix
  • 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 CoRIS Place Thesaurus
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > La Parguera > La Parguera (17N067W0002)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > St. Croix > Buck Island (17N064W0006)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > La Parguera > La Parguera (17N067W0002)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Buck Island > Buck Island (17N064W0006)
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA
Originator Place Names
  • BIRNM
  • Buck
  • Buck Island
  • Buck Island Reef National Monument
  • La Parguera
  • Puerto Rico
  • St. Croix
  • 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 2006-03-21 to 2006-04-02 (NCEI Accession 0131851). Version 2.2. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-10-16T12:00:46 - NCEI Accession 0131851 v1.1 was published.
  • 2015-11-20T02:59:17 - NCEI Accession 0131851 was revised and v2.2 was published.
    Rationale: Updates were received for this data set. These updates were copied into the data/0-data/ directory of this accession. These updates may provide additional files or replace obsolete files. This version contains the most complete and up-to-date representation of this archival information package. All of the files received prior to this update are available in the preceding version of this accession.
Output Datasets
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • multibeam sonar
Platform
  • NANCY FOSTER
Last Modified: 2018-11-01T15:18:01
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