USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2001-069-FA

Other ID: IB A-3-01-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): Andree Ramsey

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Install electronics on buoy, deploy tripod #663.


Start Date: 2001-09-17

Start Port/Location: Scituate, MA

End Date: 2001-09-17

End Port/Location: Scituate, MA

Equipment Used: DGPS, Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Mooring deployed: 1 (#663 recovered FA 01085 CHRISTOPHER ANDREW Dec. 5, 2001).

Staff: Sarah Fuller, Marinna Martini

Affiliate Staff:
Jonathan Ware

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Marinna Martini - deck ops; Sarah Fuller - deck ops.


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

North: 42.3793 South: 42.3792 West: -70.7839 East: -70.7839


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
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2001-069-FA-OM-001 ( Western MAss Bay mooring data)