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National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, 2022: NOAA TIFF Image - NF13_PR_EscolloGrappler_95khz_bathy.tiff, Puerto Rico 2013, Escollo Grappler Seamount, Seafloor Characterization of the US Caribbean - Nancy Foster - NF-13-2 USVI (2013), UTM 20N NAD83, https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/inport/item/38904.

Item Identification

Title: NOAA TIFF Image - NF13_PR_EscolloGrappler_95khz_bathy.tiff, Puerto Rico 2013, Escollo Grappler Seamount, Seafloor Characterization of the US Caribbean - Nancy Foster - NF-13-2 USVI (2013), UTM 20N NAD83
Short Name: NF13_PR_EscolloGrappler_Bathy_4m_Metadata
Status: Completed
Publication Date: 2013-04
Abstract:

This image represents a 4 meter interpolated bathymetric grid of a bank East of Fajardo, Puerto Rico. NOAA's NOS/NCCOS/CCMA Biogeography Team, in collaboration with NOAA vessel Nancy Foster and territory, federal, and private sector partners, acquired multibeam bathymetry data in and around the Northeast Reserve from 3/05/2013 to 3/29/2013. Data was acquired with a hull mounted Kongsberg EM1002 multibeam echosounder (95 kHz) and processed by a NOAA contractor using CARIS HIPS software, applying all relevant correctors (attitude, sound velocity, absorption coefficient). Data has all correctors applied (attitude, sound velocity) and has been reduced to mean lower low water (MLLW) using final approved tides from NOAA COOPS. Data is in UTM zone 20 north, datum NAD83. The bathymetry data were geometrically and radiometrically corrected using Hypack 2013 acquisition software. The project was conducted to meet IHO Order 1 and 2 accuracy standards, dependent on the project area and depth. All users should individually evaluate the suitability of this data according to their own needs and standards.

Purpose:

This multibeam data was collected as IOCM (Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping) project NF-13-2 USVI during the ninth and tenth year of an ongoing NOAA scientific research mission in the US Caribbean to characterize midshelf and deep water coral reef habitats at depths down to 1,000 meters. The mission purpose is to better understand the resources within the surveyed reef habitats, and ultimately develop species utilization models linking physical habitats with biological information. The multibeam backscatter, multibeam bathymetry, and ground truth video footage collected during the 2013 mission will be used internally to characterize sea floor topography and to create benthic habitat maps, helping NOAA meet its mapping commitment to the US Coral Reef Task Force. The resulting publicly-distributed data is also a contribution to the greater scientific community interested in the US Caribbean seafloor.

Notes:

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Keywords

Theme Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus Geographic Information > Bathymetry
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Biosphere > Aquatic Habitat > Reef Habitat > Description
CoRIS Theme Thesaurus EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
ISO 19115 Topic Category 006
ISO 19115 Topic Category 007
ISO 19115 Topic Category 008
ISO 19115 Topic Category 010
ISO 19115 Topic Category 014
ISO 19115 Topic Category elevation
ISO 19115 Topic Category environment
ISO 19115 Topic Category geoscientificInformation
ISO 19115 Topic Category imageryBaseMapsEarthCover
ISO 19115 Topic Category oceans
NOS Data Explorer Topic Category Bathymetry/Topography
None Acoustic
None Bathymetry
None Benthic
None Biogeography
None Coral
None EM1002
None Escollo Grappler Seamount
None Geotiff
None GIS
None Habitat
None Integrated Ocean and Coastal Mapping
None IOCM
None Kongsberg
None MBES
None Multibeam
None Nancy Foster
None NOAA
None Northeast Reserve
None NPS
None Puerto Rico
None Raster
None Reef
None Seafloor
None Sonar

Temporal Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
None 2013

Spatial Keywords

Thesaurus Keyword
UNCONTROLLED
placekt: CoRIS Place Thesaurus COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Puerto Rico > Escollo Grappler
None Caribbean Sea
None Vieques

Physical Location

Organization: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
City: Silver Spring
State/Province: MD

Data Set Information

Data Set Scope Code: Data Set
Maintenance Frequency: As Needed
Data Presentation Form: raster digital data
Distribution Liability:

These data were prepared by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, make any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed in this report, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. Any views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof. Although all data have been used by NOAA, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by NOAA as to the accuracy of the data and/or related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by NOAA in the use of these data or related materials.

Data Set Credit: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch

Support Roles

Data Steward

CC ID: 449407
Date Effective From: 2013-04
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Distributor

CC ID: 449409
Date Effective From: 2013-04
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Metadata Contact

CC ID: 449410
Date Effective From: 2013-04
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Point of Contact

CC ID: 449408
Date Effective From: 2013-04
Date Effective To:
Contact (Position): NCCOS Scientific Data Coordinator
Email Address: NCCOS.data@noaa.gov

Principal Investigator

CC ID: 449411
Date Effective From: 2013-04
Date Effective To:
Contact (Person): Battista, Tim
Email Address: tim.battista@noaa.gov

Extents

Currentness Reference: Ground Condition

Extent Group 1

Extent Group 1 / Geographic Area 1

CC ID: 449414
W° Bound: -65.9563
E° Bound: -65.8495
N° Bound: 17.8253
S° Bound: 17.7707

Extent Group 1 / Time Frame 1

CC ID: 449413
Time Frame Type: Range
Start: 2013-03-05
End: 2013-03-29

Spatial Information

Spatial Representation

Representations Used

Grid: Yes

Grid Representation 1

CC ID: 585059
Dimension Count: 3
Cell Geometry: Area
Transformation Parameters Available?: No

Axis Dimension 1

Dimension Type: Row
Size: 5091

Axis Dimension 2

Dimension Type: Column
Size: 6048

Axis Dimension 3

Dimension Type: Vertical
Size: 1

Access Information

Security Class: Unclassified
Data Access Procedure:

Click on link from project page to NCEI archive and download zip file.;

Data Access Constraints:

Please cite any use of this data.

Data Use Constraints:

Note: NOT TO BE USED FOR NAVIGATION. These data were prepared by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, make any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed in this report, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference therein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. Any views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof. Although all data have been used by NOAA, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by NOAA as to the accuracy of the data and/or related materials. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by NOAA in the use of these data or related materials.

Distribution Information

Distribution 1

CC ID: 449415
Download URL: http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/projects/detail?key=263
Distributor:
Description:

Downloadable Data

File Type: TIFF

URLs

URL 1

CC ID: 449405
URL: http://coastalscience.noaa.gov/projects/detail?key=263
URL Type:
Online Resource

Activity Log

Activity Log 1

CC ID: 449461
Activity Date/Time: 2015-09-22
Description:

Date that the source FGDC record was last modified.

Activity Log 2

CC ID: 449460
Activity Date/Time: 2017-04-05
Description:

Converted from FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata (version FGDC-STD-001-1998) using 'fgdc_to_inport_xml.pl' script. Contact Tyler Christensen (NOS) for details.

Activity Log 3

CC ID: 585057
Activity Date/Time: 2017-09-13
Description:

Partial upload of Spatial Info section only.

Activity Log 4

CC ID: 600162
Activity Date/Time: 2017-11-01
Description:

Replaced entire Lineage section to populate new Source Contribution field.

Activity Log 5

CC ID: 716548
Activity Date/Time: 2018-02-08
Description:

Partial upload of Positional Accuracy fields only.

Technical Environment

Description:

Microsoft Windows 7; ESRI ArcCatalog 10.1

Data Quality

Horizontal Positional Accuracy:

See Data Acquisition and Processing Report (DAPR) for NF-13-2 USVI

Vertical Positional Accuracy:

See Data Acquisition and Processing Report (DAPR) for NF-13-2 USVI.

Completeness Report:

This Backscatter GeoTIFF is sourced from a CARIS gridded dataset. The original full-resolution multibeam data was used to create a down sampled uniform-resolution backscatter grid. The down sampled grid nodes from that backscatter surface were then exported and used to generate the ESRI GeoTIFF. Some minor positional shifts may have occurred between the original data points and the transformed GeoTIFF.

Conceptual Consistency:

While the project was conducted to meet IHO Order 1 and 2 accuracy standards, dependent on project area and depth, all users should independently analyze the dataset according to their own needs and standards to determine data usability.

Lineage

Sources

-NF-13-2 HDCS Processed Multibeam Data

CC ID: 600164
Contact Name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013-03-05
Extent End Date/Time: 2013-03-29
Source Contribution:

Processed, cleaned, and corrected full resolution dataset. Sourced from raw .HSX (Hypack) and .ALL (SIMROD) data. | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: external hard drive

NF-13-2 CARIS BASE Surface

CC ID: 600165
Contact Name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Extent Type: Discrete
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013
Source Contribution:

Downsampled CARIS BASE (Bathymetry Associated with Statistical Error) grid with best depth layer. Sourced from processed HDCS data. | Source Geospatial Form: raster digital data | Type of Source Media: external hard drive

NF13_PR_EscolloGrappler_95khz_Bathy_4m.tiff

CC ID: 600166
Contact Name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS), Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Publish Date: 2013-01-01
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013-03-05
Extent End Date/Time: 2013-03-29
Source Contribution:

Sourced from CARIS BASE surface. | Source Geospatial Form: tabular digital data | Type of Source Media: external hard drive

Raw Multibeam Data -NF-13-2

CC ID: 600163
Contact Name: Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service (NOS), National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS),Center for Coastal Monitoring and Assessment (CCMA), Biogeography Branch
Extent Type: Range
Extent Start Date/Time: 2013-03-05
Extent End Date/Time: 2013-03-29
Source Contribution:

Original raw full resolution dataset. | Source Geospatial Form: vector digital data | Type of Source Media: external hard drive

Process Steps

Process Step 1

CC ID: 600167
Description:

For this project, the Chief Scientist was NOAA/NOS/NCCOS/CCMA's Tim Battista and the Lead Hydrographer was independent contractor Mike Stecher. Data was collected aboard the NOAA ship Nancy Foster from 3/05/2012 to 3/29/2013, as project number M-I907-NF-13. Multibeam data was acquired in .ALL formats with a hull-mounted Kongsberg Simrad EM 1002 multibeam echosounders (95 kHz). Simrad backscatter snippet collection was enabled. Line spacing for acquisition was three times the water depth, and data was retained out to 60 degrees from nadir, depending on project area. Heave, roll, pitch and heading correctors were collected using an Applanix POS/MV Model 320 inertial measurement unit (IMU) and associated Trimble GPS antennas. Sound velocity profiles were acquired with a Seabird Electronics SeaCat SBE19P CTD profiler and processed using Seabird Seaterm software. Positioning was obtained using Northstar 941X GPS receivers with differential correctors from U.S. Coast Guard CORS beacon Isabel, Puerto Rico. Data was reduced to Mean Lower-Low Water (MLLW) using final approved tides from NOAA COOPS, based on National Water Level Observation Network (NWLON). | Source Produced: Raw Multibeam Data -NF-13-2

Process Date/Time: 2013-01-01 00:00:00
Source: Raw Multibeam Data -NF-13-2

Process Step 2

CC ID: 600168
Description:

Raw .hsx and .all data were converted and processed using CARIS HIPS v8.0 software, resulting in a CARIS HDCS format dataset with all correctors applied. Attitude and SWMB data was cleaned of fliers, and SWMB data was reviewed in subset mode by a NOAA contractor. | Source Produced: -NF-13-2 HDCS Processed Multibeam Data

Process Date/Time: 2013-01-01 00:00:00
Source: Raw Multibeam Data -NF-13-2

Process Step 3

CC ID: 600169
Description:

After being submitted to CCMA by the contractor, CARIS HIPS v8.0 was used to generate a CARIS BASE surface (similar to a DTM), based on CUBE (Combined Uncertainty and Bathymetry Estimator) from the processed HDCS data. A .BAG file (Bathymetric Attributed Grid) was exported from CARIS using the "BASE Surface to BAG" tool. | Source Produced: NF-13-2 CARIS BASE Surface

Process Date/Time: 2013-01-01 00:00:00
Source: -NF-13-2 HDCS Processed Multibeam Data

Process Step 4

CC ID: 600170
Description:

The BAG file was opened in ArcMap 10 and exported as a GeoTIFF at 8m resolution. | Source Produced: NF13_PR_EscolloGrappler_95khz_Bathy_4m.tiff

Process Date/Time: 2013-01-01 00:00:00
Source: NF-13-2 CARIS BASE Surface

Catalog Details

Catalog Item ID: 38904
GUID: gov.noaa.nmfs.inport:38904
Metadata Record Created By: Tyler Christensen
Metadata Record Created: 2017-04-05 12:49+0000
Metadata Record Last Modified By: SysAdmin InPortAdmin
Metadata Record Last Modified: 2022-08-09 17:11+0000
Metadata Record Published: 2018-02-08
Owner Org: NCCOS
Metadata Publication Status: Published Externally
Do Not Publish?: N
Metadata Last Review Date: 2018-02-08
Metadata Review Frequency: 1 Year
Metadata Next Review Date: 2019-02-08