Other ID: PASTA
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
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.
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
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.