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Marine Resource Survey in waters surrounding Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (SE1002)
Entry ID: gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.wcd.SE1002_EK60

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Summary
Abstract: The goals of the cruise were to collect a variety of data to assess the status of marine resources in waters surrounding Guam and CNMI. Marine resource habitats were mapped using a Reson 8101ER multiubeam sonar operating at 240 kHz frequency. Seabed was characterized by still and video recordings using a SeaBED AUV and a Towed Optical Assessment Device (TOAD). Biological backscatter were recorded using an EK60 echosounder system operating at 38, 70, & 120 kHz along predetermined transects. Fish were sampled by Baited Remote Underwater Video Stations (BRUVS) and BotCam drops equipped with stereo cameras at predetermined locations. During the survey, a High-frequency Acoustic Recording Package (HARP) was deployed at 15? 18.998'N 145?27.542'E.

Purpose: The scientific objectives of this cruise were to conduct surveys to assess the status of marine resources in waters surrounding Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Areas surveyed were Rota, Northern and Southern Galvez Banks, Eleven-Mile Bank, Farallon de Medinilla Bank, Northern Banks, and Saipan.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 13.1   S: 13.05   E: 144.49   W: 144.42

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Marine Resource Survey in waters surrounding Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (SE1002)
Dataset Release Date: 2010-02-15
Parent DIF
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2010-02-15
Stop Date: 2010-02-19
Use Constraints Cite as: Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (2010): Water Column Sonar Data Collection (SE1002, EK60). National Centers for Environmental Information, NOAA. doi:10.7289/V5GH9FW2 [access date]
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
National Centers for Environmental Information, NESDIS, NOAA, U.S. Department of Commerce Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: https://ncei.noaa.gov/

Data Center Personnel
Name: CHUCK ANDERSON
Phone: (303) 497-4742
Email: wcd.info at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
325 Broadway, Mail Code E/GC3
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80305-3328
Country: USA
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Distribution
Distribution Format: Kongsberg/Simrad instrument files (.raw or .wcd)
Fees: Free
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: (303) 497-4742
Email: wcd.info at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
325 Broadway, Mail Code E/GC3
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80305-3328
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2015-10-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-06-05