Water depth and acoustic backscatter data collected from NOAA Ship Nancy Foster in Caribbean Sea, southern and eastern offshore of Isla de Vieques from 2009-03-26 to 2009-04-02 (NCEI Accession 0131857)

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The Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA) completed its sixth year of an ongoing scientific research mission on board NOAA Ship NANCY FOSTER. The objective of this project was to collect a multibeam bathymetry dataset with 100% seafloor ensonification, along with multibeam backscatter suitable for seafloor characterization in high priority conservation areas within Puerto Rico. Scientists collected high-resolution multibeam in mid-water depths from approximately 10 to 1020 meters.
  • 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, southern and eastern offshore of Isla de Vieques from 2009-03-26 to 2009-04-02 (NCEI Accession 0131857). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2009-03-26 to 2009-04-02
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 18.146
S: 18.046
E: -65.17628
W: -65.643
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2015-10-22
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: 09UNG5
Purpose The 2009 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 2004-2009 missions 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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  • accessLevel: Public
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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, southern and eastern offshore of Isla de Vieques from 2009-03-26 to 2009-04-02 (NCEI Accession 0131857). 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)
Contributors
Resource Providers
Publishers
Theme keywords NODC DATA TYPES THESAURUS NODC OBSERVATION TYPES THESAURUS WMO_CategoryCode
  • oceanography
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
  • Geographic Information > Backscatter
  • Geographic Information > Bathymetry
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Reef Habitat > Description
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Backscatter
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
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
  • Backscatter/Intensity
  • Bathymetry/Topography
Originator Theme Keywords
  • Backscatter
  • Bathymetry
  • Benthic
  • Biogeography
  • Coral
  • El Seco
  • GIS
  • Geotiff
  • Habitat
  • IOCM
  • Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping
  • Intensity
  • MBES
  • Multibeam
  • NOAA
  • NOAA Biogeography
  • NPS
  • Nancy Foster
  • Puerto Rico
  • Raster
  • Reson 7125
  • Seafloor
  • Simrad EM 1002
  • Sonar
  • U.S. Caribbean
  • US Virgin Islands
  • USVI
  • benthic habitats
  • biological cover
  • coral reef
  • geomorphological structure
  • ground truthing
  • ground validation
  • reef
  • transect
  • underwater photography
  • underwater video
  • zone
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 > Puerto Rico (18N066W0000)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Vieques > Vieques Island (18N065W0002)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > U. S. Virgin Islands > U. S. Virgin Islands (17N064W0000)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Puerto Rico (18N066W0000)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Vieques Island > Vieques Island (18N065W0002)
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA
Originator Place Keywords
  • El Seco
  • Isla de Vieques
  • Puerto Rico
  • St. Croix
  • St. John
  • St. Thomas
  • U.S. Caribbean
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • US Virgin Islands
  • USVI
  • United States
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, southern and eastern offshore of Isla de Vieques from 2009-03-26 to 2009-04-02 (NCEI Accession 0131857). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-10-22T11:36:09 - NCEI Accession 0131857 v1.1 was published.
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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: Ship based sonar, Reson 7125 SV, Simrad/Kongsberg EM1002; 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: Ship based sonar, Reson 7125 SV, Simrad/Kongsberg EM1002.
  • Data Type: Video Transect Images (measured); Units: photos; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: remotely operated vehicle; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Spectrum Phantom S2.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • multibeam sonar
Platform
  • NANCY FOSTER
Last Modified: 2018-04-09T15:30:00
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