USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1995-012-FA

Other ID: 9511

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s): Brad Barr - NMS, NOAA; Peter Auster - NURP/UCONN, NOAA

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sonar: Sidescan, Imagery: Video, Imagery: Photo, Sampling: Geology, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Acquire sidescan sonar imagery, sediment samples and video images of the sea bed that will be used to interpret sidescan sonar imagery and compile maps of Stellwagen Bank.


Start Date: 1995-10-05

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 1995-10-13

End Port/Location: Boston, MA

Equipment Used: Klein 531 sidescan, Video camera - deep sea, Nikonos camera, Grab sampler - Van Veen , GPS (wh), DGPS

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Kenneth E. Parolski, Edwin Roworth, Page Valentine, Nancy K. Soderberg, Brenton B. Taylor

Affiliate Staff:
CJ Powers - Wesleyan College

Project = Stellwagen Bank NMS Mapping Project, Stellwagen Bank NMS Mapping Project


Stellwagen Bank, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 42.35692 South: 42.10071 West: -70.4121 East: -70.06268


photo of Ferrel


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


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Klein 531 sidescan --- Sidescan
1995-012-FA-SE-001 ( microfilm of )
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Nikonos camera --- Photo
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
1995-012-FA-SC-001 ( GRAB samples)
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
DGPS --- Navigation