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:

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
Chirp navigation ( )
Water gun navigation ( )
1995-007-FA-LN-001-02 ( Sidscan sonar navigation data)
1995-007-FA-LN-001-03 ( Chirp sonar navigation data)
1995-007-FA-LN-001-01 ( Water gun navigation data)
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
Water gun data ( )
Chirp seismic data ( )
1995-007-FA-SE-001-01 ( chirp subbottom data and images)
1995-007-FA-SE-002-01 ( Water gun data and images)