EX1105: Field Trials of EM302 Multibeam Sonar Water Column Backscatter on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer

Metadata Updated: February 7, 2018

During this OER project in partnership with NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement (BOEMRE), two ships will work collaboratively in the Gulf of Mexico to map known targets of man-made or natural seeps to test the use of their sensors to detect these seeps. The NOAA Ship Pisces will utilize its ME70 multibeam sonar sensor and the Okeanos Explorer will use its state-of-the-art Kongsberg EM302 multibeam sonar system and its newly acquired EK60 echosounder. Of special interest to the objectives of this mission is the water column backscatter data component of the EM302 multibeam survey system. These data will be analyzed as they are collected over known natural and man-made seeps in the Gulf of Mexico and, along with the data from the newly acquired EK60 echosounder, will be compared to those data collected by the Pisces ME70 and single beam sonar sensors.

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Metadata Date May 30, 2017
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2018
Reference Date(s) August 23, 2011 (creation)
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Metadata Date May 30, 2017
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date February 7, 2018
Reference Date(s) August 23, 2011 (creation)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact); DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI/CCOG > Center for Coasts, Oceans, and Geophysics (Point of Contact)
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Access Constraints Cite as: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (2011): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (EX1105, EM302). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi: 10.7289/V5736NW3 [access date].
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Licence While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty., These data are considered raw and have not been subjected to the NOAA's quality control or quality assurance procedures. They are released for limited public use as preliminary data to be used only with appropriate caution. NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty., Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
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Temporal Extent Begin 2011-08-23T01:14:14
Temporal Extent End 2011-09-10T10:43:45

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