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Voyage to the Ridge 1 (Mapping)

Vessel: NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer; Expedition Dates: May 10, 2022 to June 02, 2022

Ports: Newport, RI to St Johns, NL, Canada

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

Voyage to the Ridge 1 (Mapping) Overview Map

From May 14 - June 7, 2022 (Newport, Rhode Island to St. Johnís, Newfoundland), NOAA Ocean Exploration conducted mapping operations on the Charlie Gibbs Fracture Zone, aiding in closing bathymetric gaps within this region. EX-22-04 collected 46,250 square kilometers of bathymetry and associated water column data. During mapping operations, NOAA Ocean Exploration simultaneously collected EM 304 multibeam sonar bathymetry observations and Simrad EK60/EK80 split-beam fisheries sonar observations of biologic material in the water column, as well as Knudsen 3260 sub-bottom profiler observations of sub-seafloor geologic structure and sediment. Additionally, a calibration of the EK60/EK80 transducers was completed. The exploratory mapping operations conducted during this cruise will provide initial characterization of the region, as well as data to support further exploration.

Expedition Data and Resources

Mapping Summary Report (PDF - .814 MB) Open Click to open link
Mapping Products Download Use zip utility to open file
Shipboard CTDs Download Use zip utility to open file
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

Educational Resources

Education Materials Collection Open Click to open Education Materials

Links to Archived Data and Resources

Physical, Chemical, and Biological Archive Collection Get Data Click to Access Archive
Expedition Metadata Open Click to view Metadata in xml format