November 2007 Multibeam Mapping of South West corner of Pulley Ridge

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
NOAA Fisheries - Panama City Laboratory, Chief Scientist (Andy David)
Publication_Date: 20080601
Title:
November 2007 Multibeam Mapping of South West corner of Pulley Ridge
Edition: One
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Map
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Panama City, FL
Publisher: NOAA Fisheries Laboratory in Panama City, FL
Online_Linkage: <http://www.sefsc.noaa.gov/labs/panama/>
Larger_Work_Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: NOAA Fisheries
Publication_Date: 20080601
Title: Multibeam Mapping of Pulley Ridge west area
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Panama City, FL
Publisher: NOAA Fisheries - Panama City Laboratory
Online_Linkage: <http://www.sefsc.noaa.gov/labs/panama/>
Description:
Abstract:
This disk or set of disks contain high-resolution multibeam and backscatter maps of the south-western corner of the Pulley Ridge Area, near the Tortugas, in the Gulf of Mexico. It includes the following products: 1) *.ASC File of the area mapped, 2) Caris files of the bathymetry, 3) Geotiff images of bathymetry, and 4) Fledermaus files of the survey locations. All products are available contacting the distributor. Another product that will not be distributed, but will be used as input to habitat classification software (QTC MultiView), are raw data files logged to disk using the Simrad EM3000 multibeam system data acquisition software. These raw files contain packets of information (depth soundings, navigation, attitude, sound velocity profiles, UTC time) that the acquisition software logged sequentially in time. The raw data format is available from Kongsberg-Simrad. The multibeam system was provided by University of South Florida, College of Marine Science and the support vessel was the Florida Institute of Oceanography R/V Suncoaster.
Purpose:
The primary objective of this mapping expedition is to gather data on the location of coral formations present in the Pulley Ridge Area, which lies off southwest Florida and is the deepest hermatypic coral reef in the continental US. This area also hosts productive fisheries for shrimp and reef fish. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is concerned about certain fishing activities ocurring in the area, such as bottom long-lines and trawling, which maybe damaging the corals. For this reason, the GMFMC has designated Pulley Ridge as a Habitat Area of Particular Concern (HAPC). Further protections are likely to be approved, but the GMFMC requires more data on the nature and extent of coral formations to make a more informed decision. Continued multibeam mapping is a very cost effective way of gathering this information and preventing damage to this valuable area.
Supplemental_Information:
The survey was supported by University of South Florida, College of Marine Science, in St. Petersburg, FL, (www.marine.usf.edu) using a Simrad EM 3000 multi-beam system. The survey was funded by NOAA Fisheries (www.sefsc.noaa.gov).

Note on Bounding Box: Survey area was irregular in shape, the entire area within the corners was not mapped

Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20071115
Ending_Date: 20071120
Currentness_Reference: ground condition
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -83.877938
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -83.736908
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 24.826949
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 24.709229
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
Theme_Keyword:
EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Backscatter
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Geographic Information > Bathymetry
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: elevation
Theme_Keyword: 006
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: multibeam
Theme_Keyword: bathymetry
Theme_Keyword: backscatter
Theme_Keyword: deep-water reefs
Theme_Keyword: ocean floor topography
Theme_Keyword: EM3000
Theme_Keyword: Fish habitats
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: General
Place_Keyword: Florida
Place_Keyword: Florida Shelf
Place_Keyword: Gulf of Mexico
Place_Keyword: North America
Place_Keyword: Pulley Ridge
Place_Keyword: United States
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword: COUNTRY/TERRITORY > United States of America > Florida
Place_Keyword: OCEAN BASIN > Atlantic Ocean > Gulf of Mexico > Florida
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Region
Place_Keyword: Florida
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: Not for legal use
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA Fisheries - Panama City Laboratory
Contact_Person: Andrew W. David
Contact_Position: Research Fishery Biologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 3500 Delwood Beach Rd
City: Panama City
State_or_Province: Florida
Postal_Code: 32408
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 850-234-6541
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 850-235-3559
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Andy.David@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Mon-Fri, 8 am - 4 pm CDT
Native_Data_Set_Environment:
Colored, shaded geotifs for the survey area were created by University of Sourth Florida, College of Marine Science using Caris HIPS and SIPS post-processing software. The raw survey data and processed XYZ data may also be available upon request from the P.O.C.

Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report: None
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Data are believed to be logically consistent, though no tests were performed.
Completeness_Report: Unknown
Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy:
Horizontal_Positional_Accuracy_Report: 0.5 - 2 meters
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy:
Vertical_Positional_Accuracy_Report: 0.5 - 2 meters
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
The bathymetry data were collected along a continuous swath perpendicular to the direction of the ship using a Kongsberg Simrad EM3000 (300 kHz) multibeam sonar system. The data are cleaned of bad navigation and depth soundings. The depth soundings are gridded into a common grid. The gridded data are converted to an XYZ ASCII format file (Longitude, Latitude, Depth in Meters).
Process_Date: 20080601
Process_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Brian Donahue
Contact_Organization: University of South Florida, College of Marine Science
Contact_Position: Marine Technician / Research Assistant
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 140 7th Avenue South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: Florida
Postal_Code: 33701-5016
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: (727) 553 1121
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: (727) 553 1189
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: briand@marine.usf.edu

Spatial_Data_Organization_Information:
Direct_Spatial_Reference_Method: Point
Point_and_Vector_Object_Information:
SDTS_Terms_Description:
SDTS_Point_and_Vector_Object_Type: Point

Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 0.00002
Longitude_Resolution: 0.00002
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal Degrees
Geodetic_Model:
Horizontal_Datum_Name: WGS84
Ellipsoid_Name: WGS84
Semi-major_Axis: 6378137.0
Denominator_of_Flattening_Ratio: 298.25722356300

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Overview_Description:
Entity_and_Attribute_Overview:
Sample of bathymetry XYZ ASCII file

latitude longitude positive depth 24.826724 -83.832023 85.04

Entity_and_Attribute_Detail_Citation: none

Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA Fisheries - Panama City laboratory
Contact_Person: Marta M. Ribera
Contact_Position: Research Fishery Biologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical address
Address: 3500 Delwood Beach Rd
City: Panama City
State_or_Province: Florida
Postal_Code: 32408
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 850-234-6541
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 850-235-3559
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: marta.ribera@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Mon-Fri, 8 am - 4 pm CDT
Resource_Description: Offline Data
Distribution_Liability:
These data are not intended for navigational purposes.

NOAA makes no warranty regarding these data,expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty. NOAA does not assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in these data, nor as a result of the failure of these data to function on a particular system.

Although these data have been used by NOAA, these data and information are provided with the understanding that they are not guaranteed to be useable, timely, accurate, or complete. Users are cautioned to consider carefully the provisional nature of these data and information before using them for decisions that concern personal or public safety or the conduct of business that involves substantial monetary or operational consequences. Conclusions drawn from, or actions undertaken on the basis of such data and information are the sole responsibility of the user. Neither the U.S. Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, contractors, or subcontractors, make any warranty, express or implied, nor assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any data, software, information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, nor represent that its use would not infringe on privately owned rights.

Trade, firm, or product names and other references to non-USGS products and services are provided for information only and do not constitute endorsement or warranty, express or implied, by NOAA, the US Department of Commerce, or the U.S. Government, as to their suitability, content, usefulness, functioning, completeness, or accuracy.

Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: ASCII
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Offline_Option:
Offline_Media: DVD
Recording_Format: DVD-R
Fees: None
Ordering_Instructions: Contact Marta Ribera at marta.ribera@noaa.gov or 850-234-6541

Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20121220
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090528
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NOAA Fisheries - Panama City laboratory
Contact_Person: Marta M. Ribera
Contact_Position: Research Fishery Biologist
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and physical address
Address: 3500 Delwood Beach Rd
City: Panama City
State_or_Province: Florida
Postal_Code: 32408
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 850-234-6541
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 850-235-3559
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Marta.Ribera@noaa.gov
Hours_of_Service: Mon-Fri, 8 am - 4 pm CDT
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC CSDGM
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998

CoRIS:
CoRIS_ID: 20090528061921
CoRIS_Children: None
CoRIS_Beginning_Date: 20071115
CoRIS_Ending_Date: 20071120
CoRIS_Metadata_Link:
<http://www.coris.noaa.gov/metadata/records/html/sefsc_bathy_2007_11_pulley_ridge_mapping_metadata.html>
CoRIS_Tracking_ID: 2739

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