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Water depth and acoustic backscatter data collected from NOAA Ship Nancy Foster in St. Croix, USVI, from 2014-03-12 to 2014-05-02 (NCEI Accession 0128255)

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The Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA) conducted the eleventh year of an ongoing scientific research mission onboard NOAA Ship Nancy Foster funded by NOAA’s Coral Reef Conservation Program. The purpose of the cruise was to collect swath bathymetry, acoustical backscatter, ROV optical validation, fishery acoustics, and Slocum Glider deployment in the Red Hind and Mutton Snapper Marine Conservation Districts of St. Croix, USVI.
  • Cite as: Battista, Tim; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (2015). Water depth and acoustic backscatter data collected from NOAA Ship Nancy Foster in St. Croix, USVI, from 2014-03-12 to 2014-05-02 (NCEI Accession 0128255). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0128255. Accessed [date].
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Dataset Point of Contact NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
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Time Period 2014-03-12 to 2014-05-02
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 17.83841
S: 17.6319
E: -64.424269
W: -64.9295
Spatial Coverage Map
General Documentation
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2015-06-22
  • revision: 2015-10-30
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
Historical archive - data has been stored in an offline storage facility
Data Update Frequency As needed
Supplemental Information
Submission Package ID: L03AG7

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 This multibeam data was collected as IOCM (Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping) project M-I907-NF-14 during the ninth year of an ongoing NOAA scientific research mission in the US Caribbean to characterize midshelf and deep water coral reef habitats at depths down to 1,000 meters. 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 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.
Use Limitations
  • 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 St. Croix, USVI, from 2014-03-12 to 2014-05-02 (NCEI Accession 0128255). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0128255. Accessed [date].
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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 Keywords NOS Data Explorer Topic Category
  • Bathymetry/Topography
Originator Keywords
  • Backscatter
  • Bathymetry
  • Benthic
  • Biogeography
  • Caribbean Sea
  • Coral
  • GIS
  • Geotiff
  • H12639
  • H12640
  • Habitat
  • IOCM
  • Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping
  • Lang Bank
  • M1907-NF-14
  • MBES
  • Multibeam
  • NF14
  • NOAA
  • Nancy Foster
  • Raster
  • Reef
  • Reson 7125
  • Seafloor Mapping
  • Seafloor Mapping of the US Caribbean
  • Sonar
  • St. Croix
  • US Virgin Islands
Data Center keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Data Center Keywords NODC COLLECTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS NODC SUBMITTING INSTITUTION NAMES THESAURUS
Platform keywords NODC PLATFORM NAMES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Platform Keywords ICES/SeaDataNet Ship Codes
Instrument keywords NODC INSTRUMENT TYPES THESAURUS Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Instrument Keywords
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)
  • OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Caribbean Sea > Virgin Islands > Virgin Islands > St. Croix (17N064W0003)
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Location Keywords Originator Place Names
  • Caribbean Sea
  • Lang Bank
  • Southwest Bank
  • St. Croix
  • US Virgin Islands
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 St. Croix, USVI, from 2014-03-12 to 2014-05-02 (NCEI Accession 0128255). [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. Dataset. https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/archive/accession/0128255. Accessed [date].
Access Constraints
  • Use liability: NOAA and NCEI cannot provide any warranty as to the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of furnished data. Users assume responsibility to determine the usability of these data. The user is responsible for the results of any application of this data for other than its intended purpose.
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Processing Steps
  • 2015-06-22T11:26:19Z - NCEI Accession 0128255 v1.1 was published.
  • 2015-10-30T13:09:33Z - NCEI Accession 0128255 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
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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 400khz; Data Quality Information: IHO Order 1.
  • Data Type: acoustic backscatter (measured); Units: decibel (DB); Observation Type: in situ; Sampling Instrument: multibeam sonar.
  • Data Type: Video Transect Images (measured); Units: photos; 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.
Lineage information for: repository
Processing Steps
  • 2015-04-22T00:00:00 - NOAA created the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) by merging NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), including the National Coastal Data Development Center (NCDDC), per the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015, Public Law 113-235. NCEI launched publicly on April 22, 2015.
Acquisition Information (collection)
Instrument
  • multibeam sonar
Platform
  • NOAA Ship Nancy Foster
Last Modified: 2020-06-15T21:35:44Z
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