USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1995-036-FA

Other ID: 9503

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

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

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

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

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

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 1995-09-15

Start Port/Location: Boston, MA

End Date: 1995-09-20

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Klein 531 sidescan, Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system, SeaBOSS, GPS (wh), Camera- deep sea, DGPS

Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis; Habitat maps; Sea floor map;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sediment samples: 131; Video transect; Bottom photos: 158 images on 2 photo CDs.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Joseph S. Newell, Edwin Roworth, Barbara A. Seekins, Nancy K. Soderberg, Brenton B. Taylor, Page Valentine

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Project = Stellwagen Bank NMS Mapping Project, Stellwagen Bank NMS Mapping Project

Location Map:

Platform(s):

photo of Anderson
Anderson

Publications

(Samples) Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival Policies and Collections Database for the Woods Hole Science Center's Marine Sediment Samples: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1187, version 1.0.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Klein 531 sidescan --- Sidescan
Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system --- Sidescan
SeaBOSS --- Experiments
Surveys
Photo
Video
Biology
Geology
Species ID
1995-036-FA-SC-001 ( GRAB samples)
1995-036-FA-PH-001 ( CD ROM disk of BOTTOMPHOTO STELL JD259, BOTTOMPHOTO STELL JD258, )
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
DGPS --- Navigation