Vehicle and Sonde Data from an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Survey of Musquash Marine Protected Area (2020)

Using an autonomous underwater vehicle (Ecomapper) equipped with a sonde (EXO), DVL (RDI) and side-scan sonar (Sunfish), the Fisheries and Oceans Canada surveyed zones 2 and 3 of the Musquash Marine Protected Area in Southwestern New Brunswick between August and November of 2020.

The primary function of this survey was to identify differences in marine habitat in sub-tidal and inter-tidal zones of the Marine Protected Area (MPA) and provide baseline bathymetry data for identifying future changes in the MPA (sedimentation and erosion). Side scan sonar data (available in another dataset) provides baseline data for evaluating bottom type and structure.

This project was funded by DFO Coastal Environmental Baseline Program under Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan (OPP).

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Metadata Reference Date(s) March 02, 2022 (Publication)
March 02, 2022 (Revision)
Dataset Reference Date(s) August 13, 2020 (Creation)
September 20, 2021 (Publication)
September 20, 2021 (Revision)
Frequency of Update As Needed

Responsible Party 1
Affiliation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Role
  • Distributor
  • Owner
Responsible Party 2
Name
Casey O’Laughlin
Affiliation
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Email
casey.olaughlin@dfo-mpo.gc.ca
Role
Custodian

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Ocean Variables
  • Sea Surface Height
  • Sea Surface Salinity
  • Sea Surface Temperature
  • Sub Surface Salinity
  • Sub Surface Temperature
  • Other
Scope Dataset
Status On Going
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North Bounding Latitude 45.1838
South Bounding Latitude 45.1391
East Bounding Longitude -66.2244
West Bounding Longitude -66.2641
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Begin
2020-08-13
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