USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1997-029-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Marinna Martini

Affiliate Investigator(s): MWRA

Information Specialist(s): Frances Lightsom

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Dive to retrieve disabled tripod #479.


Start Date: 1997-05-19

Start Port/Location: Scituate, MA

End Date: 1997-05-19

End Port/Location: Scituate, MA

Equipment Used: DGPS, Osprey camera system, Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Diver assisted recovery. Mooring recovered: 1 (#479 deployed FA 96023 WHITE HEATH Oct. 1-2, 1996).

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Marinna Martini, Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Staff:
Eric Briggs

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Marinna Martini; Richard Rendigs; Dann Blackwood; Eric Briggs.
Project = Massachusetts Bay Long-Term Moorings, Massachusetts Bay Long-Term Moorings


Boston B Buoy, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 42.4 South: 42.35 West: -70.8 East: -70.75


photo of Christopher Andrew
Christopher Andrew


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: 89 URL:

Butman, B., Bothner, M.H., Alexander, P.S., Lightsom, F.L., Martini, M.A., Gutierrez, B.T., and Strahle, W.S., 2004, Long-term oceanographic observations in western Massachusetts Bay offshore of Boston, Massachusetts; data report for 1989-2002: URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
Osprey camera system --- Photo
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
1997-029-FA-OM-001 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)