USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2003-012-FA

Other ID: PASTA Legs 2-3

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

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

Principal Investigator(s): Christopher Sherwood

Affiliate Investigator(s): Chuck Nittrouer, University of Washington

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Environmental Data: CTD, Environmental Data: Temperature, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

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


Start Date: 2003-05-26

Start Port/Location: Ravenna, Italy

End Date: 2003-06-03

End Port/Location: Ravenna, Italy

Equipment Used: Video camera - deep sea, Temperature and salinity, Pressure, Turbidity, Digital camera, Current

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

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Recovered Moorings: 3 (#711, 712, and 713 all deployed FA 03011 SEWARD JOHNSON II Feb. 11-22, 2003). Sidescan sonar: These data returned to USGS-Woods Hole for processing.

Staff: Richard Rendigs, Christopher Sherwood, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:
Charles Nittrouer - UWA
Coordinator; Joanne Ferreira
Engineer - USGS-Menlo Park; Harold Williams - USGS-Menlo Park; BIO/Dalhousie; ISMAR; ICM; WHOI

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Christopher Sherwood, Scientist; Richard Rendigs, Diver; Charles Worley, Diver and Sidescan operator.

Location Map:


photo of Seward Johnson II
Seward Johnson II


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Video camera - deep sea --- Video
Temperature and salinity --- CTD
Pressure --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Turbidity --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Digital camera --- Photo
2003-012-FA-PH-001 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)
Current --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2003-012-FA-OM-001 ( mooring data)