Water Column Sonar Data Collection

Metadata Updated: September 26, 2015

The collection and analysis of water column sonar data is a relatively new avenue of research into the marine environment. Primary uses include assessing biological abundance, species identification,and habitat characterization. It is also useful for evaluating underwater gas seeps, characterizing the seafloor and bathymetry. The goals of this collection are to archive water column sonar data collected on NOAA, academic and international fleets, and to make the data available to researchers and the public around the world.

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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 September 17, 2015
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date September 26, 2015
Reference Date(s) May 11, 2011 (creation)
Frequency Of Update irregular

Metadata Source

Harvested from NOAA CSW Harvest Source

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Image of water column sonar data collected on the NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer

Additional Metadata

Resource Type Series
Metadata Date September 17, 2015
Metadata Created Date September 26, 2015
Metadata Updated Date September 26, 2015
Reference Date(s) May 11, 2011 (creation)
Responsible Party DOC/NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI > National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce (Point of Contact)
Contact Email
Access Constraints Cite as: National Centers for Environmental Information: Water Column Sonar Data Collection. National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5HT2M7C [access date], Data is publicly available and free to use
Bbox East Long 180
Bbox North Lat 88.4598445534747
Bbox South Lat -9.99549333357394
Bbox West Long -180
Coupled Resource
Frequency Of Update irregular
Graphic Preview Description Image of water column sonar data collected on the NOAA ship Okeanos Explorer
Graphic Preview File http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/image/AllBeamCurtains_griddedMultibeam-102-file-good-bathy1280x536.jpg
Graphic Preview Type JPEG
Guid gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.wcd:WCD_Collection
Harvest Object Id e59e833e-be68-45f3-b4ea-17637513ddce
Harvest Source Id 2aed8e29-fc5b-4cde-aa66-fb1118fd705e
Harvest Source Title NOAA CSW Harvest Source
Licence 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., Produced by the NOAA National Geophysical Data Center. Not subject to copyright protection within the United States.
Metadata Language
Metadata Type geospatial
Progress onGoing
Spatial Data Service Type
Spatial Reference System
Spatial Harvester True
Temporal Extent Begin 2001-07-15

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