Water depth and acoustic backscatter data collected from NOAA Ship Nancy Foster in Caribbean Sea, from 2015-03-18 to 2015-04-07 (NCEI Accession 0131859)

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NOAA's NOS/NCCOS/CCMA Biogeography Team, in collaboration with NOAA vessel NOAA Ship Nancy Foster and territory, federal, and private sector partners, conducted the twelfth year of an ongoing scientific research mission onboard NOAA Ship Nancy Foster, funded by NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program. Data was acquired with a hull-mounted Reson 7125 multibeam echosounder (400 kHz) and a Kongsberg Em710 (100khz) along the shelf edge and slopes south of St. Croix and the banks and shelf edge north of St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands. Data was processed by a NOAA contractor using CARIS HIPS and Fledermaus FMGT mapping software. Data has all correctors applied (attitude, sound velocity) and has been reduced to mean lower low water (MLLW) using final approved tides from NOAA COOPS. Data is in UTM zone 20 north, datum NAD83, and was conducted to meet IHO order 1 and 2 accuracy standards, dependent on the project area and depth. All users should individually evaluate the suitability of this data according to their own needs and standards.
  • Cite as: Battista, Tim; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (2016). Water depth and acoustic backscatter data collected from NOAA Ship Nancy Foster in Caribbean Sea, from 2015-03-18 to 2015-04-07 (NCEI Accession 0131859). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Time Period 2015-03-18 to 2015-04-07
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 17.91963
S: 17.46366
E: -64.33117465
W: -65.08728363
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2016-06-07
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: BXD2H6
Purpose The 2014 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 2012 and 2013 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 Caribbean seafloor.
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  • accessLevel: Public
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Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Battista, Tim; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (2016). Water depth and acoustic backscatter data collected from NOAA Ship Nancy Foster in Caribbean Sea, from 2015-03-18 to 2015-04-07 (NCEI Accession 0131859). 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 > Bathymetry
  • Geographic Information > Habitats
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Mapping
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Mapping > Habitat Mapping
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Water Depth
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science and Services Keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > BATHYMETRY
  • EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY > WATER DEPTH
Originator Theme Keywords
  • Analysis
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Mapping >
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Mapping > Habitat Mapping
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment > Mapping,
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Zoology > Corals > Reef Monitoring and Assessment,
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Coastal Processes > Coral Reefs,
  • Geographic Information > Marine Management Areas, Geographic Information > Ecological Characterization, Geographic Information > Habitats, Geographic Information > Reef Locations, Numeric Data Sets > Habitats, Visual Images > Corals, Visual Images > Habitats,
  • Mapping,
  • Transect Monitoring > Video Transect,
  • geomorphology Mapping,
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 > U. S. Virgin Islands > St. Croix > St. Croix (17N064W0003)
  • COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > U. S. Virgin Islands > St. Thomas > St. Thomas (18N064W0033)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Leeward Islands > St. Thomas (18N064W0033)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Virgin Islands > St. Croix (17N064W0003)
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords
  • OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN > NORTH ATLANTIC OCEAN > CARIBBEAN SEA
Project keywords NODC PROJECT NAMES THESAURUS CRCP Project
  • 30081
  • 463
  • Developing A Benthic Habitat Map for the South Eastern Puerto Rican Shelf
  • Mapping Essential Fish Habitat in the US Caribbean to inform MPA management
Keywords NCEI ACCESSION NUMBER
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Battista, Tim; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (2016). Water depth and acoustic backscatter data collected from NOAA Ship Nancy Foster in Caribbean Sea, from 2015-03-18 to 2015-04-07 (NCEI Accession 0131859). Version 1.1. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. [access date]
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Processing Steps
  • 2016-06-07T16:18:11 - NCEI Accession 0131859 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 and Simrad Em710; Data Quality Information: IHO Order 1.
  • 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 and Simrad Em710; Data Quality Information: none.
  • Data Type: ROV Transects (measured); Units: meter; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: remotely operated vehicle; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Mohawk ROV with Insite Pacific Mini Zeus II Color HD Video and Kongsberg OE14-408 digital still camera.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • multibeam sonar
Platform
  • NANCY FOSTER
Last Modified: 2018-03-22T13:50:01
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