USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2001-086-FA

Other ID: IB A-6-01-MA

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Scituate, Masschusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Jonathan Borden

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover Scituate NOPP tripod using divers.


Start Date: 2001-12-14

Start Port/Location: Scituate, MA

End Date: 2001-12-14

End Port/Location: Scituate, MA

Equipment Used: Digital camera, DGPS, Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Success. Mooring recovered: 1 (#660 deployed FA 01061 CHRISTOPHER ANDREW Jun. 20, 2001).

Staff: Robert Barton, Dann Blackwood, Jonathan Borden, Joseph S. Newell, Richard Rendigs, Joanne Sedlock

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Jonathan Borden - Lead, Dann Blackwood - USGS Diver, Joanne Sedlock - Volunteer, Rick Rendigs - USGS Diver, Joe Newell - Warehouse Ops, Bob Barton - Warehouse Ops.
Project = NOPP, NOPP

Location Map:


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
Digital camera --- Photo
2001-086-FA-PH-001 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)
DGPS --- Navigation
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2001-086-FA-OM-001 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)