USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2003-008-FA

Other ID: RB03-02

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Puerto Rico trench, Puerto Rico, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Uri Ten Brink

Affiliate Investigator(s): NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration, NOAA Hydrographic Survey-Atlantic Branch

Information Specialist(s): Jennifer Martin

Data Type(s): Sonar: Multibeam, Environmental Data: CTD, Environmental Data: Temperature

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map the Puerto Rico trench using multibeam bathymetry.


Start Date: 2003-02-18

Start Port/Location: Miami, FL

End Date: 2003-03-08

End Port/Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Equipment Used: SeaBeam 2112, Temperature and salinity

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: William Danforth, Christopher F. Polloni, Uri Ten Brink

Affiliate Staff:
Castle E. Parker and Toshi Uozumi - NOAA Atlantic Hydrographic Branch - Onboard processing; Rex Roettger - Teacher at sea; Catalina Martinez and Taconya Piper - Ocean Exploration representatives; Amy Kennedy and Rebecca Lester - Whale watchers

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Bill Danforth - onboard processing; Christopher Polloni - onboard display and archiving; Uri ten Brink - Chief scientist.
Project = Caribbean tsunami and earthquake hazard, Caribbean tsunami and earthquake hazard

Location Map:


photo of Ronald H. Brown
Ronald H. Brown


(Bathymetry) ten Brink, Uri, Danforth, William, Polloni, Christopher F., Parker, Castle Eugene, Uozumi, Toshihiko, and Williams, Glynn F.,2005, Project PROBE Leg II; final report and archive of swath bathymetric sonar, CTD/XBT and GPS navigation data collected during USGS Cruise 03008 (NOAA Cruise RB0303) Puerto Rico Trench 18 February - 7 March, 2003: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2004-1400, DVD-ROM.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SeaBeam 2112 --- Multibeam
2003-008-FA-NL-001 ( DVD ROM disk of PR TRENCH BATHY MOVIE, )
Temperature and salinity --- CTD