USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1984-028-FA

Other ID: 84-6-2; BLM M-12; BTF M-12

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Investigator(s): George Hampson - WHOI

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Biological Task Force (BTF) monitoring cruise. The program is designed to gather and analyze data in order to establish baseline levels of activity and to monitor the deposition and accumulation of potentially toxic drilling material and any subsequent effect of such activity on the benthic biota.


Start Port/Location:

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 1984-06-02

End Date: 1984-06-09

Equipment Used: Grab sampler, Loran-C

Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sediment samples: 81.

Staff: Lawrence Poppe, Richard Rendigs, Carol M. Parmenter

Affiliate Staff:
George Hampson - WHOI
Ch. Sci.; Rosemarie Petrecca - WHOI
cruise coordinator

Notes: The Biological Task Force comprises representatives from USGS, BLM, NOAA, EPA, and USFWS. Info from program final report and other sources; no post-cruise report found. Revised 06/22/2009 by A. Orton for R. Rendigs.
Project = Biological Task Force (BTF) Georges Bank Monitoring Program, Biological Task Force (BTF) Georges Bank Monitoring Program


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

North: 43 South: 40 West: -72 East: -66


photo of Gyre


Poppe, L.J., Williams, S.J., and Paskevich, V.F., eds., 2005, U.S. Geological Survey east-coast sediment analysis; procedures, database, and GIS data: URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Grab sampler --- Biology
Loran-C --- Navigation