USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1984-002-FA

Other ID: OC146; BLM M-11; BTF M-11

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s):

Location: Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

Principal Investigator(s): Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Investigator(s): Rosemarie Petrecca (WHOI); George Hampson (WHOI)

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: 11th Georges Bank monitoring cruise to gather data on the possible environmental effects of exploratory drilling on Georges Bank.


Start Date: 1984-02-01

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 1984-02-07

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Loran-C, Rocking Chair Dredge

Information to be Derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis; Habitat maps;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Van Veen grab samples: 315; Photographs: 35; XBTs: 18; Tows: 6.

Staff: Carol M. Parmenter, Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Staff:
Rosemarie Petrecca (WHOI)
George Hampson (WHOI)
Stephen Page (WHOI); Paul Banas (Battelle)
James Campbell (Battelle)
Sandy Freitas (Battelle)
John Williams (Battelle); Robin Robertson (SAI)
Randy Simms (SAI); Richard Laubly (Eliason Data Service)

Notes: Information derived from pre-cruise report, Center quarterly report, and WHOI cruise summary and report; no post-cruise report found.
Project = Georges Bank Benthic Infauna Monitoring Program, Georges Bank Benthic Infauna Monitoring Program

Location Map:


photo of Oceanus


(Samples) Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival Policies and Collections Database for the Woods Hole Science Center's Marine Sediment Samples: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1187, version 1.0.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Loran-C --- Navigation
1984-002-FA-LN-001 ( Digital tape(s) of NV, NV-FINAL, NV-NSTAR, )
Rocking Chair Dredge --- Geology
1984-002-FA-SC-001 ( GRAB samples)