USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2004-023-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Scituate, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, 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, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Chemistry, Sampling: Geology, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography), Visual Identification: Ground Truthing

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover Boston and Scituate tripods.


Start Date: 2004-04-07

Start Port/Location: Scituate, MA

End Date: 2004-04-08

End Port/Location: Scituate, MA

Equipment Used: Mooring tripod, SCUBA, Bottom tripod, Digital camera, DGPS

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

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Success. Recovered Tripods: 2 (#717 and 719 both deployed FA 03043 MARCUS HANNA Sep. 24-25, 2003).

Staff: Robert Barton, Dann Blackwood, Jonathan Borden, Marinna Martini, Richard Rendigs, Stephen Ruane, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Jonathan Borden, Deck Boss; Charles Worley, Dive Master; Richard Rendigs, Diver; Dann Blackwood, Diver; Robert Barton, MOB; Marinna Martini, MOB; Stephen Ruane, MOB.
Project = Massachusetts Bay Experiment, Massachusetts Bay Experiment

Location Map:


photo of Christopher Andrew
Christopher Andrew


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
SCUBA --- Biology
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2004-023-FA-OM-001 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)
Digital camera --- Photo
2004-023-FA-PH-001 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)
DGPS --- Navigation