USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2003-011-FA

Other ID: PASTA

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Chienti River, Civitinova, Italy, Adriatic Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Europe, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Christopher Sherwood

Affiliate Investigator(s): Office of Naval Research (funding); Chuck Nittrouer (Univ. of Washington)

Information Specialist(s): Frances Lightsom

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Service EuroSTRATAFORM moorings and tripods; perform sidescan-sonar surveys.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 2003-02-11

Start Port/Location: Ravenna, Italy

End Date: 2003-02-22

End Port/Location: Ravenna, Italy

Equipment Used: Box corer, Mooring tripod, GPS (wh), Digital camera, Current

Information to be Derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis; Suspended sediment concentrations; Sea floor map;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings recovered: 3 (#701, 702, and 703 all deployed FA 02053 GARCIA DEL CID Nov. 7-13, 2002). Moorings deployed: 3 (#711, 712, and 713 all recovered FA 03012 SEWARD JOHNSON II May 26 - Jun. 3, 2003). Sidescan survey: These data were returned to USGS-Woods Hole for processing.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Marinna Martini, Christopher Sherwood, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:
Joanne Ferreira (USGS-Menlo)
Instrument tech; Hank Chezar (USGS-Menlo)
Instrument tech; Chuck Nittrouer
Univ. Washington
Project leader; Paul Hill
Dalhousie
P.I.; Rob Wheatcroft
OSU
P.I.; Pat Wiberg
U. Virginia
P.I.; Stefano Misserochi
IGM/CNR
P.I.; Andrea Ogston
U. Washington
P.I.; Gail Kineke
Boston College
P.I.; Rocky Geyer
WHOI
P.I.; Dick Sternberg
Univ. of Washington
P.I.; Peter Traykovski
WHOI
P.I.; Tim Milligan
Bedford Inst.
P.I.; Leo Langone
IGM/CNR
P.I.; Pere Puig
ICM/CSIC
P.I.

Notes: Diving in turbid water to 20 m. Original Center People field contained: Christopher Sherwood, Lead USGS Scientist; Marinna Martini, Instrument tech; Dann Blackwood, Backup diver, Photographer; Charles Worley, Backup diver, sidescan tech.
Project = EuroSTRATAFORM, EuroSTRATAFORM

Location Map:

Platform(s):

photo of Seward Johnson II
Seward Johnson II

Publications

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Box corer --- Biology
Geology
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Digital camera --- Photo
2003-011-FA-PH-001 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)
Current --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2003-011-FA-OM-001 ( mooring data)