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  • The Monterey Bay Coordinated Canyon Experiment (CCE) collected physical oceanographic data in the Monterey Canyon study area, off the coast of Central California over an 18 month period between October 2015 and April 2017. This project was a long term effort to monitor turbidity currents using a variety of new instruments and technologies to assess movement of water and sediment, assess evolution and shape of the sea floor and monitor physical processes within flows at various spatial scales. Measurements were taken using an array of instruments which include: moorings; sediment traps, Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers (ADCP); transmissometers; vertical profilers; Benthic Instrument Nodes (BIN); Sediment Transport Event Detectors (STEDs); Benthic Event Detectors (BEDs); Autonomous Monitoring Transponder (AMT); wave sensors, autonomous underwater vehicles and wave gliders. The Monterey Bay Coordinated Canyon Experiment project was led by Monterey Bay Aquarium Institute (MBARI) in collaboration with researchers from the United States Geological Survey (USGS), Ocean University of China (OUC), National Oceanography Centre (NOC) Southampton and University of Hull, UK. MBARI are responsible for the long term data management of all datasets generated by the project. Datasets are hosted at the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS), a full data report is available from https://www.mbari.org/science/seafloor-processes/geological-changes/coordinated-canyon-experiment-datareport-main-page/.