Water depth and acoustic backscatter data collected from NOAA Ship Nancy Foster in Caribbean Sea, Northeast Grand Reserve, Puerto Rico from 2013-03-05 to 2013-03-29 (NCEI Accession 0131855)


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            title:  Water depth and acoustic backscatter data collected from NOAA Ship Nancy Foster in Caribbean Sea, Northeast Grand Reserve, Puerto Rico from 2013-03-05 to 2013-03-29 (NCEI Accession 0131855)
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        abstract:  The Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA) conducted the tenth year of an ongoing scientific research mission onboard NOAA Ship Nancy Foster. The objective of this project was to collect a multibeam bathymetric dataset with 100 percent seafloor ensonification, along with multibeam backscatter suitable for seafloor characterization in a high-priority conservation area. This report applies to surveys W00246 and W00247 that took place near the west coast of the island of Puerto Rico.
        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 2013 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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              Anchor:  https://gcmdservices.gsfc.nasa.gov/kms/concept/1bb21d0f-bf48-42b5-8e09-cc0d58407e4a SHIPS
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            keyword:  COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Fajardo (18N065W0004)
            keyword:  COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Puerto Rico (18N066W0000)
            keyword:  COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Vieques > Vieques Island (18N065W0002)
            keyword:  OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Fajardo (18N065W0004)
            keyword:  OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Puerto Rico (18N066W0000)
            keyword:  OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea /North Atlantic Ocean > Puerto Rico > Vieques Island > Vieques Island (18N065W0002)
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            keyword:  Caribbean Sea
            keyword:  Escollo Grappler
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            keyword:  Haystack Seamount
            keyword:  Luquillo
            keyword:  North East Ecological Reserve
            keyword:  Northeast Grand Reserve
            keyword:  Puerto Rico
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            keyword:  2012-2013
            keyword:  2013
            keyword:  201303
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            otherConstraints:  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, Northeast Grand Reserve, Puerto Rico from 2013-03-05 to 2013-03-29 (NCEI Accession 0131855). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://accession.nodc.noaa.gov/0131855. Accessed [date].
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        supplementalInformation:  Submission Package ID: LGMTU8
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                description:  NCEI Accession 0131855 v1.1 was published.
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                description:  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, Kongsberg EM1002; Data Quality Information: IHO Order 1 (<100m) and Order 2 (>100m).
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                description:  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, Kongsberg EM1002.
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                description:  Data Type: Video Transect Images (measured); Units: photos; Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: remotely operated vehicle; Sampling and Analyzing Method: Spectrum Phantom S2.
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                code:  multibeam sonar
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            description:  generic instrument to measure seafloor topography Active sensors that utilize acoustic energy to collect measurements of seafloor depth and character (from http://www.csc.noaa.gov/crs/rs_apps/sensors/multi_beam.htm (last accessed 2008-12-09). Seafloor topography, bathymetry and other related geophysical data are usually managed and archived at the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center (www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/).
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                code:  NOAA Ship Nancy Foster
            description:  Title: NOAA Ship Flag: United States of America Vessel Type: Research Vessel (Environmental) DOB: May 1991 IMO: 8993227 Former Name: Agate Pass (YTT-12) (2002)
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