Field Activity Details for field activity 2000-085-FA

Other ID: IB A-85-00-MA

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Marinna Martini

Affiliate Investigator(s): WHOI

Information Specialist(s): Frances Lightsom

Data Type(s): Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Set tripods #635 and 636; turn around tripod #628; investigate cause of failure of telemetry at the Boston B-Buoy.


Start Port/Location: Scituate, MA

End Port/Location: Scituate, MA

Start Date: 2000-11-14

End Date: 2000-11-14

Equipment Used: Bottom platform

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings deployed: 2 (#635 recovered FA 01068 CHRISTOPHER ANDREW Aug. 16, 2001, and #636 recovered FA 01022 MARCUS HANNA Feb. 13-14, 2001). Moorings recovered: 1 (#628 deployed FA 00062 CHRISTOPHER ANDREW Jul. 19, 2000).

Staff: Jonathan Borden, Marinna Martini, Andree Ramsey

Affiliate Staff:
Jonathan Ware

Notes: Project = NOPP Telemetry, NOPP Telemetry


Scituate, Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 42.4 South: 42.15 West: -70.83 East: -70.65


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: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1302, 89 p., 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: U.S. Geological Survey Digital Data Series DDS-74, Version 2.0, DVD-ROM, URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2000-085-FA-OM-001 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)

USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program