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Multibeam collection for EX1105: Multibeam data collected aboard Okeanos Explorer from 2011-08-22 to 2011-09-10, departing from Unknown Port and returning to Unknown Port


This data set is part of a larger set of data called the Multibeam Bathymetry Database (MBBDB) where other similar data can be found at
Cite this dataset when used as a source.
  • gov.noaa.ngdc.mgg.multibeam:EX1105_Multibeam
Online Access
  • Bathymetric Data Viewer (search)
    Map viewer for discovery of bathymetric data - including multibeam sonar data
  • Cruise File List (download)
    List of cruise related files available for download.
  • Multibeam Survey List (download)
    Listing of cruise that includes basic information about the cruise and option for downloading all cruise data.
Distribution Formats
  • PDF metadata file
    • File Specification: Metadata files in PDF format, reports, summaries, cruise instructions
  • Sound Velocity Profiles (SVP)
    • File Specification: ASCII sound velocity measurements applied to multibeam soundings
    • File Specification: ESRI Arc ASCII
  • Conductivity, Temperature, Depth (CTD) data
    • File Specification: Files associated with Conductivity, Temperature, and Depth package data
  • Water column data available by request
    • File Specification: Water Column Sonar Data collected for cruise
  • NGDC created ISO metadata
    • File Specification: ISO standard XML metadata generated during data ingest
  • File level metadata
    • File Specification: Metadata files describing each multibeam data file
  • Generic XYZ sounding format
    • File Specification: XYZ (lon, lat, depth) ASCII soundings, generic
  • PDF product
    • File Specification: PDF products, reports, images
  • GeoTIFF survey image
    • File Specification: Data over the entire survey area is represented in full color.
  • XML metadata file
    • File Specification: XML format metadata
  • Kongsberg multibeam vendor format
    • File Specification: Kongsberg EM122, EM302, EM710, bathymetry, amplitude, and sidescan, up to 400 beams, variable pixels, binary, Kongsberg
  • ASCII text product
    • File Specification: ASCII text product
  • xyz grid file provided by the originator
  • Expendable Bathythermograph (XBT) data
    • File Specification: Measurements collected with expendable bathythermograph probes
  • Compressed Keyhole Markup Language file
    • File Specification: Compressed Keyhole Markup Language file for display in Google Earth or other geospatial software
  • Fledermaus surface
    • File Specification: Fledermaus gridded surface
Distributor Distributor information not available
Dataset Principal Investigator Malik, Mashkoor
Chief Scientist
General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • creation: 2011-08-22
Dataset Progress Status Complete
Data Update Frequency: Not planned
Purpose: The intent of these data is to make high-resolution bathymetry available to the public for a wide variety of uses such as research and earth science analysis. These data are not intended to be used for navigation. Nautical charts produced and certified by NOAA should be used for navigational purposes. For more information on NOAA's nautical charts, go to NOAA's Office of Coast Survey website at:
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    Publisher information not available.
Time Period: 2011-08-22 to 2011-09-10
Spatial Reference System:
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates:
N: 30.093751
S: 23.864225
E: -81.720918
W: -88.5686
Spatial Coverage Map:
Theme keywords
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Bathymetry
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Seafloor Topography
  • EARTH SCIENCE > Oceans > Bathymetry/Seafloor Topography > Water Depth
Platform keywords
  • In Situ Ocean-based Platforms > SHIPS
Instrument keywords
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > Acoustic Sounders > MSBS > Multibeam Swath Bathymetry System
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > Acoustic Sounders > MBES > Multibeam Mapping System
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > Acoustic Sounders > SONAR > Sound Navigation and Ranging
  • In Situ/Laboratory Instruments > Profilers/Sounders > Acoustic Sounders
  • Earth Remote Sensing Instruments > Passive Remote Sensing > Positioning/Navigation > GPS > GPS RECEIVERS
  • Earth Remote Sensing Instruments > Passive Remote Sensing > Positioning/Navigation > GPS > GPS/IMU > Global Positioning System/Inertial Measurement Unit
Project keywords
  • Gulf of Mexico Water Column Exploration
    Use Constraints No constraint information available
    Fees Fee information not available.
    Lineage information for: series
    Lineage Statement Multibeam data is collected by vessels of varying characteristics including ships, small boats, remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV). The NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (formerly NGDC) archive raw data, processed data, and associated products. All data and products are made available to the public via NCEI's map services and search interfaces.
    Lineage information for: Scope not available.
    Acquisition Information (collection)
    • EX1105
    Last Modified: 2015-11-02
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