NCCOS, in close collaboration with sanctuary partners, will map high-priority areas of lakebed within the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Why We Care NCCOS scientists and partners hold a side ... Read More
NCCOS project dive team member Phil Hartmeyer of Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary takes photographs of the lakebed to ground truth acoustically-derived bottom habitat maps. Credit NOAA. This year, NCCOS ... Read More
The NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab's R/V Storm (right) pulls into Roger City Yacht Harbor, Michigan, alongside the Bathymetric Explorer and Navigator (far center; small yellow vehicle) after transiting ... Read More
NCCOS geospatial expertise was highlighted at this year's Coastal GeoTools Conference in North Charleston, SC earlier this month. Hosted by the Association of State Floodplain Managers, coastal management data professionals ... Read More
NCCOS Biogeography scientist, Will Sautter, at the controls of an acoustic survey lab on the NOAA Ship Bell M. Shimada. Sautter provided demonstrations and technical expertise to Washington State Department ... Read More
This dataset contains an integrated GeoTiff with 1x1 meter cell size representing the 2014 Long Island Sound Benthic Habitat Priority Area of Interest between Brigeport, CT and Port Jefferson, NY. This integrated bathymetric raster is a mosaic of surveys from ... Read More
This dataset contains multibeam bathymetry, uncertainty, and backscatter GeoTiffs with 1x1 meter cell size represent water depth and acoustic intensity of the seafloor from the Phase III Long Island Sound Benthic Habitat Priority Areas of Interest in the Long Island ... Read More
This dataset contains multibeam bathymetry, uncertainty, and backscatter, and LiDAR bathymetry andreflectance. These GeoTiffs with 1x1 meter cell size represent water depth and acoustic intensity of the seafloor from the Phase II Long Island Sound Benthic Habitat Priority Areas of ... Read More
The insular shelf south of St. Thomas and St. John, in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) is an expansive geomorphologic feature with extensive mesophotic coral reefs occurring at 30 to 150 meter depths. These mesophotic reefs are part of a ... Read More
Prior to this study, NOAA NCCOS has conducted previous efforts to characterize the ocean floor offshore NY. For example, as part of the NY Department of State’s renewable energy planning efforts and its Offshore Atlantic Ocean Study, released in July ... Read More
The dataset describes the spatial distribution of benthic habitats on the insular shelf south of St. Thomas and St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. These benthic habitats include: (1) Coral Reef Colonized with Live Coral, (2) Pavement Colonized with Live Coral, ... Read More
This collection of benthic habitat mapping data is an inventory of hydrographic multibeam sonar surveys, georeferenced benthic photographs and video clips, seafloor morphometric analysis, and predictive models all collected in the New York Wind Energy Areas (NYWEA) designated by the ... Read More
This report describes the development and assessment of shallow-water (0<35 m) benthic habitat maps for Northeast Puerto Rico and Culebra Island. The objective of this effort, conducted by NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) in partnership with the ... Read More
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