USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1995-007-FA

Other ID: SEAX95007

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): William Schwab

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Sidescan

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Assess the shallow sediment framework: the first phase of comprehensive environmental study of the New York Bight area.


Start Date: 1995-05-07

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 1995-05-25

End Port/Location: Toms River, NJ

Equipment Used: DGPS, SIS1000 Sidescan sonar, Water gun (wh), 3.5 kHz, Grab sampler - Van Veen , Boomer, Single channel hydrophone

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: William Danforth, Jane Denny, David Foster, David Nichols, Thomas O'Brien, Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Staff:
Meade Allison - Texas A&M
Linda Lotto - ECO
Anna Estes - Wesleyan Univ.
William Corso - USACOE
Michael Lee - Texas A&M

Notes: Project = EEZ Mapping NY-NJ, EEZ Mapping NY-NJ


New York Bight, New York, New Jersey, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

North: 40.6 South: 40.34 West: -73.91 East: -73.48


photo of Seaward Explorer
Seaward Explorer


Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: URL:

Denny, J.F., and Schwab, W.C., 1999, Archive of sidescan-sonar and DGPS navigation data collected during USGS Cruise SEAX95007, 8 May-24 May, 1995: URL:

Hill, J.C., Schwab, W. C., and Foster, D. S., 2001, Archive of water gun subbottom data collected during USGS Cruise SEAX 95007, New York Bight, 7-25 May, 1995: URL:

Hill, J.C., Schwab, William C., and Foster, David S., 2001, Archive of datasonics SIS-1000 CHIRP subbottom data, collected during USGS Cruise SEAX 95007, New York Bight, 7-25 May, 1995: URL:

Schwab, W.C., Denny, J.F., Butman, B., Danforth, W.W., Foster, D.S, Swift, B.A., Lotto, L.L., Allison, M.A., and Thieler, E.R., 2000, Seafloor characterization offshore of the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area using sidescan sonar: URL:


FAN 1995-007-FA has data viewable in the GeoMappApp/Virtual Ocean applications. To view this data in these applications go to and See the instructions for locating USGS data in these applications. You can also view the imagery created from the SEGY data at

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
1995-007-FA-LN-001-01 ( Water gun navigation data)
1995-007-FA-LN-001-03 ( Chirp sonar navigation data)
1995-007-FA-LN-001-02 ( Sidscan sonar navigation data)
Water gun navigation ( )
Chirp navigation ( )
SIS1000 Sidescan sonar --- Boomer
1995-007-FA-SO-001-01 ( Sidescan sonar data and images)
Water gun (wh) --- Air Gun / Water Gun
3.5 kHz --- Sub Bottom Profiler
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
1995-007-FA-SC-001 ( GRAB samples)
Boomer --- Boomer
Single channel hydrophone --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Sub Bottom Profiler
1995-007-FA-SE-002-01 ( Water gun data and images)
1995-007-FA-SE-001-01 ( chirp subbottom data and images)
Chirp seismic data ( )
Water gun data ( )