You found a survey job started by Initiative technician Eric Camber. He was apparently interrupted by kett, and may have died. Accurate surveys are simple, but critical. Completing his beacon run is a small thing, but will help make Eos more viable.
At the epilogue, you will receive an email from him, indicating he is in fact alive.
"Thanks for picking up my slack. Jr. would've been amazed. Eric Camber"