USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2001-074-FA

Other ID: IB R-1-01-MA

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Martha's Vineyard, Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): William Schwab

Affiliate Investigator(s): Ilya Buynevich (WHOI)

Information Specialist(s): William Danforth

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Complete sea-floor survey of ONR site.


Start Date: 2001-11-12

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 2001-12-01

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: DGPS, Submetrix Sidescan sonar, Edgetech DF-1000 sidescan sonar

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: We were weathered out and did not complete any survey lines. Will await word from ONR if they would like additional work done.

Staff: William Danforth, David Foster, David Nichols, Thomas O'Brien, Kenneth E. Parolski, William Schwab

Affiliate Staff:
Ilya Buynevich (WHOI)

Notes: The intent of this cruise is to finish the survey off Martha's Vineyard. Original Center People field contained: Tom O'Brien (Electronics), Bill Danforth (Data Acquisition), Dave Nichols (Boat Handler), Ken Parolski (Boat Handler), Dave Foster (Boat handler), Bill Schwab (Data Acquisition).

Location Map:


photo of Rafael


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
Submetrix Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
Edgetech DF-1000 sidescan sonar --- Sidescan