USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1994-008-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Stellwagen Bank, Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): William Schwab, Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s): Larry Mayer - UNH; John Hughes-Clark - U. New Brunswick

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Multibeam and bathymetric sidescan of small study area of Massachusetts Bay and the southern part of SBNMS. First cruise of three for the next two years.


Start Date: 1994-11-06

Start Port/Location: Provincetown, MA

End Date: 1994-12-05

End Port/Location: Provincetown, MA

Equipment Used: DGPS

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:


Affiliate Staff:
2 NOAA/CG&S hydrographers to be named

Notes: Information derived from pre-field activity report.

Location Map:


photo of Creed


Bothner, M.H., Butman, B., Alexander, P.S., Baldwin, S.M., Blackwood, D.S., Borden, J., Casso, M.A., Crusius, J., Goudreau, J., Kalnejais, L.H., Lamothe, P.J., Martin, W.R., Martini, M.A., Rendigs, R.R., Sayles, F.L., Signell, R.P., Valentine, P.C., and Warner, J.C., 2007, Processes influencing the transport and fate of contaminated sediments in the coastal ocean - Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1302, 89 p. URL:

Pendleton, E.A., Baldwin, W.E., Barnhardt, W.A., Ackerman, S.D., Foster, D.S., Andrews, B.A., and Schwab, W.C., 2013, Shallow Geology, Sea-floor Texture, and Physiographic Provinces of the Inner Continental Shelf from Nahant to Northern Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts: U.S.Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1157, URL:

Valentine, P.C., Baker, Jessica, Unger, Tanya, and Polloni, Chris, 1998, Archive of the Simrad EM1000 processed multibeam data collected during the FREDERICK G. CREED surveys of Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, November 1994: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-222, 2 DVD-ROMs, .

Valentine, P.C., Middleton, Tammie J., and Fuller, Sarah J., 2001, Sea floor maps showing topography, sun-illuminated topographic imagery, and backscatter intensity of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region off Boston, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File-Report 00-410, 1 CD-ROM, URL:

Valentine, P.C., Scully, Lian A., and Fuller, Sarah J., 2005, Sea floor ruggedness in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region: .

Valentine, P.C., Unger, Tanya S., Baker, Jessica L., and Polloni, Christopher F., 1999, Sun-illuminated sea floor topographic maps and perspective-view imagery of Quadrangles 1-18, Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Boston, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-363, CD-ROM, URL:

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation