Other ID: DE93-03
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Location: southwestern Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine
Data Type(s): Sonar: Sidescan, Sonar: Single Beam, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Sampling: Geology, Location-Elevation: Navigation
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collaborative research with NMFS: echo sounding, sidescan sonar surveys, video, and bottom sampling of the southwestern part of Stellwagen Bank to map sedimentary environments and biological habitats.
Start Date: 1993-04-19
Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
End Date: 1993-04-27
End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA
Equipment Used: Klein 531 sidescan, Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system, Simrad EC - 810 echo sounder, Osprey camera system, Grab sampler - Van Veen , GPS (wh), Loran-C
Information to be Derived:
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Continuous data collected: 1013 line km of sidescan sonar data comprising 162 sq. km. of continuous coverage (see trackline map). Stations occupied: color video camera (mounted on Van Veen grab) deployed at 56 sites resulted in 52 sediment samples taken in the study area.
Staff: David Nichols, Page Valentine, Andrew Brill, Carol Brown, Carol M. Parmenter, Eric A. Schmuck
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, CD-ROM, URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1187/.