Multibeam Bathymetry Database (MBBDB)

Metadata Updated: December 8, 2020

Originally designed for military use, the multibeam echosounder has proved very useful for nautical charting, oceanographic research and modeling, habitat classification, maritime commerce, and recreational applications. The Multibeam Bathymetry Database at NCEI collects and archives multibeam data from the earliest commercial installations (circa 1980) through today's modern high-resolution collections. Data are acquired from a variety of primarily government and academic sources (see individual cruise metadata records for source information) and consist of the raw (as collected) sonar data files. Datasets may also include processed or edited versions of the sonar data, ancillary data, derived products, and/or metadata for the data collection. The Multibeam Bathymetry Database provides data that span the globe and are discoverable and accesible via map interface or text-only search options.

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License: No license information was provided. If this work was prepared by an officer or employee of the United States government as part of that person's official duties it is considered a U.S. Government Work.

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Dates

Metadata Date December 1, 2020
Metadata Created Date October 13, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 8, 2020
Reference Date(s) December 1, 2020 (publication)
Frequency Of Update asNeeded

Metadata Source

Harvested from NGDC Collection

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1996: Dr. Lincoln Pratson, INSTAAR/NGDC offshore California gridded multibeam data

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Series
Metadata Date December 1, 2020
Metadata Created Date October 13, 2020
Metadata Updated Date December 8, 2020
Reference Date(s) December 1, 2020 (publication)
Responsible Party NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Distribution liability: NOAA and NCEI make no warranty, expressed or implied, regarding these data, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA and NCEI cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data. If appropriate, NCEI can only certify that the data it distributes are an authentic copy of the records that were accepted for inclusion in the NCEI archives., 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., Cite as: NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. 2004: Multibeam Bathymetry Database (MBBDB). [cruise]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://doi.org/doi:10.7289/V56T0JNC. Accessed [date]., Data shall NOT be used for navigation. Nautical charts produced and certified by NOAA should be used for navigational purposes. For more information on NOAA's nautical charts go to NOAA's Office of Coast Survey website., Data are publicly available and free to use.
Bbox East Long 180
Bbox North Lat 90
Bbox South Lat -90
Bbox West Long -180
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update asNeeded
Graphic Preview Description 1996: Dr. Lincoln Pratson, INSTAAR/NGDC offshore California gridded multibeam data
Graphic Preview File https://ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/image/multibeam.gif
Graphic Preview Type gif
Guid gov.noaa.ngdc:G01034
Harvest Object Id 75d1c011-ad61-4849-a279-c2a4691452c4
Harvest Source Id ba127029-e006-4625-814c-225b2d6723e5
Harvest Source Title NGDC Collection
Licence None, None
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress inProgress
Spatial Data Service Type ArcGIS Map Service
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 1980-01-01

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