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Mapping & ROV Shakedown

Vessel: NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer; Expedition Dates: February 17, 2022 to February 26, 2022

Ports: Key West, FL to Key West, FL

Project Principals: Kimberly Galvez, NOAA/OAR/OER (Expedition Coordinator); Sam Candio, NOAA/OAR/OER (Mapping Lead)

Mapping & ROV Shakedown Overview Map

From February 23 - March 3, 2022 (Pascagoula, MS to Key West, FL), NOAA Ocean Exploration conducted a shakedown of the remotely operated vehicle (ROV), video, telepresence, and sampling operations as well as mapping and positioning systems aboard NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer. The ROV engineers tested and calibrated ROVs Deep Discoverer and Seiriosí ROV motor controllers, auto position software, lighting system, hydraulic system, ME-20 low-light camera, high-definition ancillary ROV cameras, sector-scanning sonar, as well as tested remote-piloting capabilities of ROV Deep Discoverer. Shakedown and readiness operations for the EM 304 multibeam sonar included a GNSS Azimuth Measurement Subsystem (GAMS) calibration, Patch Test, speed-noise test, coverage extinction data collection, and integration and testing of the newly installed SeaPath 380-R3. In total, the expedition team conducted 7 ROV dives ranging from 480 to 3,420 m depth and collected 4,930 square kilometers of acoustic data during transits and calibrations. The expedition explored the West Florida Shelf and the Straits of Florida offshore the U.S. southeastern coast. The expedition confirmed the location of a shipwreck target, thought to be a 19th century whaler. Corals and sponges were observed 4 out of the 7 surveyed dive sites, with 3 of the 7 containing high diversities of benthic species. A total of 12 samples were collected: 3 geological, 3 biological, and 6 commensal (not including blank samples).

Expedition Data and Resources

Ship Navigation Data (ASCII) Download Use zip utility to open file
Ship SCS/Sensor Data (ASCII) Download Use zip utility to open file
Ship SCS/Sensor Data (NetCDF) Open NetCDF file format: Special software needed to read
Bulk Data Download Download Use zip utility to open file
Shipboard CTDs Download Use zip utility to open file
Mapping Products Download Use zip utility to open file

Submersible Data and Resources

Dive Track KMLs Download Use zip utility to open file
ROV Dive Event Logs Open Click to open link
Cruise Video Collection Self-Service Portal Open Click to open link
Specimens Collected During Dive Operations Download Click to open link
Submersible Raw Navigation/Sensor Data (ASCII) Download Click to open link

Collected Specimen Repositories

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (Biological Samples) Open Click to visit repository website
Oregon State University's Marine Geology Repository Open Click to visit repository website

Educational Resources

Education Materials Collection Open Click to open Education Materials

Links to Archived Data and Resources

Multibeam Archive Collection Get Data Click to Access Archive
Water Column Sonar Archive Collection Get Data Click to Access Archive
Single-beam and Sub-bottom Data Archive Collection Get Data Click to Access Archive
Physical, Chemical, and Biological Archive Collection Get Data Click to Access Archive
Expedition Metadata Open Click to view Metadata in xml format

Documents

Cruise Plan Open Click to open document
Dive Summaries Open Click to open document
Publications Open Click to open document
Mapping Report Open Click to open document

Mississippi Mud

Dive Track

Area

Mississippi Mud; Northern area of Gulf of Mexico

Overview

Date: February 24, 2022
Max Depth: 489.7 Meters
Bottom Time: 2 Hours 51 Minutes 30 Seconds

Purpose

The first engineering dive of the ROV Shakedown. Primary objectives include testing new motors, motor controllers, lights, cameras, and hydraulic systems on the ROVs.

Download & View Files

Dive Summary Report (PDF - 673 KB) View/Download Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the Dive Summary Report
Dive Track (KML - 10 KB) View/Download Requires Google Earth or equivalent client to view the Dive Track
ROV Ancillary Data (Zip - 14.9 MB) Download Link takes you to a public FTP server
ROV CTD/Sensor Data (Zip - 3.27 MB) Download Link takes you to a public FTP server
Camera Platform Sensor Data (Zip - 3.04 MB) Download Link takes you to a public FTP server
Low-Resolution Video Clips (Zip - 6.29 GB) Download Link takes you to a public FTP server
Underwater Still Images (Zip - 35.8 MB) Download Link takes you to a public FTP server
Dive Video Collection Self-Service Portal Open Link takes you to an online video discovery and access tool

UCH Dive

Area

UCH Dive; Northern Gulf of Mexico

Overview

Date: February 25, 2022
Max Depth: 1847.3 Meters
Bottom Time: 5 Hours 36 Minutes 52 Seconds

Purpose

Engineering focus with an approach on a UCH site.

Download & View Files

Dive Summary Report (PDF - 726 KB) View/Download Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the Dive Summary Report
Low-Resolution Video Clips (Zip - 12.8 GB) Download Link takes you to a public FTP server
Underwater Still Images (Zip - 100 MB) Download Link takes you to a public FTP server
Dive Video Collection Self-Service Portal Open Link takes you to an online video discovery and access tool

Canyon Terrace

Dive Track

Area

Canyon Terrace; West Florida Shelf - Gulf of Mexico

Overview

Date: February 26, 2022
Max Depth: 1578.3 Meters
Bottom Time: 3 Hours 9 Minutes 5 Seconds

Purpose

Engineering focus

Download & View Files

Dive Summary Report (PDF - 718 KB) View/Download Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the Dive Summary Report
Dive Track (KML - 79.7 KB) View/Download Requires Google Earth or equivalent client to view the Dive Track
ROV Ancillary Data (Zip - 2.44 MB) Download Link takes you to a public FTP server
ROV CTD/Sensor Data (Zip - 4.33 MB) Download Link takes you to a public FTP server
Camera Platform Sensor Data (Zip - 4.01 MB) Download Link takes you to a public FTP server
Low-Resolution Video Clips (Zip - 9.10 GB) Download Link takes you to a public FTP server
Underwater Still Images (Zip - 37.8 MB) Download Link takes you to a public FTP server
Dive Video Collection Self-Service Portal Open Link takes you to an online video discovery and access tool

"Canyon Step"

Dive Track

Area

"Canyon Step"; West Florida Shelf

Overview

Date: February 27, 2022
Max Depth: 3015.9 Meters
Bottom Time: 4 Hours 26 Minutes 30 Seconds

Purpose

Engineering focus

Download & View Files

Dive Summary Report (PDF - 810 KB) View/Download Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the Dive Summary Report
Dive Track (KML - 81 KB) View/Download Requires Google Earth or equivalent client to view the Dive Track
ROV Ancillary Data (Zip - 3.57 MB) Download Link takes you to a public FTP server
ROV CTD/Sensor Data (Zip - 6.33 MB) Download Link takes you to a public FTP server
Camera Platform Sensor Data (Zip - 5.48 MB) Download Link takes you to a public FTP server
Low-Resolution Video Clips (Zip - 12.7 GB) Download Link takes you to a public FTP server
Underwater Still Images (Zip - 74.3 MB) Download Link takes you to a public FTP server
Dive Video Collection Self-Service Portal Open Link takes you to an online video discovery and access tool

Abyssal Plain & midwater

Dive Track

Area

Abyssal Plain & midwater; Southwest Straits of Florida

Overview

Date: February 28, 2022
Max Depth: 3419.7 Meters
Bottom Time: 0 Hours 37 Minutes 14 Seconds

Purpose

Engineering objectives

Download & View Files

Dive Summary Report (PDF - 612 KB) View/Download Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the Dive Summary Report
Dive Track (KML - 77.1 KB) View/Download Requires Google Earth or equivalent client to view the Dive Track
ROV Ancillary Data (Zip - 8.86 MB) Download Link takes you to a public FTP server
ROV CTD/Sensor Data (Zip - 6.01 MB) Download Link takes you to a public FTP server
Camera Platform Sensor Data (Zip - 5.27 MB) Download Link takes you to a public FTP server
Low-Resolution Video Clips (Zip - 11.5 GB) Download Link takes you to a public FTP server
Underwater Still Images (Zip - 43.7 MB) Download Link takes you to a public FTP server
Dive Video Collection Self-Service Portal Open Link takes you to an online video discovery and access tool

Southernmost Canyon

Dive Track

Area

Southernmost Canyon; Straits of Florida

Overview

Date: March 01, 2022
Max Depth: 1841.9 Meters
Bottom Time: 5 Hours 56 Minutes 29 Seconds

Purpose

Engineering focus

Download & View Files

Dive Summary Report (PDF - 916 KB) View/Download Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the Dive Summary Report
Dive Track (KML - 78.5 KB) View/Download Requires Google Earth or equivalent client to view the Dive Track
ROV Ancillary Data (Zip - 9.2 MB) Download Link takes you to a public FTP server
ROV CTD/Sensor Data (Zip - 6.3 MB) Download Link takes you to a public FTP server
Camera Platform Sensor Data (Zip - 5.32 MB) Download Link takes you to a public FTP server
Low-Resolution Video Clips (Zip - 11.9 GB) Download Link takes you to a public FTP server
Underwater Still Images (Zip - 115 MB) Download Link takes you to a public FTP server
Dive Video Collection Self-Service Portal Open Link takes you to an online video discovery and access tool

Southernmost Most Canyon Ridge 2

Dive Track

Area

Southernmost Most Canyon Ridge 2; Straits of Florida

Overview

Date: March 02, 2022
Max Depth: 1749.9 Meters
Bottom Time: 5 Hours 34 Minutes 41 Seconds

Purpose

Complete last of Engineering objectives and explore a previously unexplored area of the Straits of Florida.

Download & View Files

Dive Summary Report (PDF - 604 KB) View/Download Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the Dive Summary Report
Dive Track (KML - 81.3 KB) View/Download Requires Google Earth or equivalent client to view the Dive Track
ROV Ancillary Data (Zip - 9.77 MB) Download Link takes you to a public FTP server
ROV CTD/Sensor Data (Zip - 6.46 MB) Download Link takes you to a public FTP server
Camera Platform Sensor Data (Zip - 5.45 MB) Download Link takes you to a public FTP server
Low-Resolution Video Clips (Zip - 12.7 GB) Download Link takes you to a public FTP server
Underwater Still Images (Zip - 121 MB) Download Link takes you to a public FTP server
Dive Video Collection Self-Service Portal Open Link takes you to an online video discovery and access tool