USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1995-033-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Stellwagen Bank region, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s): Larry Mayer - NOAA; John Hughes-Clark - UNB

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sonar: Multibeam, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Continue multibeam bathymetric and sidescan sonar survey of Stellwagen Bank NMS.


Start Date: 1996-04-02

Start Port/Location: Gloucester, MA

End Date: 1996-04-26

End Port/Location: Gloucester, MA

Equipment Used: Simrad EM 1000, DGPS

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: See FA 96032.

Staff: William Danforth, Page Valentine

Affiliate Staff:
Larry Mayer - NOAA
Eddie Radford - NOS
John Hughes-Clark - UNB

Notes: This Field Activity, originally scheduled for 1995, was rescheduled and concluded in 1996. Information also appears under Field Activity # 96032. Original Center People field contained: Page Valentine, Bill Danforth, and others.
Project = Stellwagen Bank NMS Mapping Project, Stellwagen Bank NMS Mapping Project

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, April 1995: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-130, 2 DVD-ROMs, .

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., and Baker, Jessica L., 2000, Sun-illuminated sea floor topography of Quadrangle 2 in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary off Boston, Massachusetts: .

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Simrad EM 1000 --- Multibeam
DGPS --- Navigation