USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2005-023-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

Principal Investigator(s): Jonathan Borden

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Frances Lightsom

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Dive for remains of collapsed mooring 787. Inspect tripod 786 and mooring 788 to determine their status after the northeast storm of 5/25/05.


Start Date: 2005-06-02

Start Port/Location: Boston, MA

End Date: 2005-06-03

End Port/Location: Boston, MA

Equipment Used: Digital camera, DGPS, Bottom tripod

Information to be Derived: Time series data;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Bottom instruments (seacat, VMCM and Honjo) of mooring 787 successfully recovered. Divers report tripod is upright. Subsurface mooring 788 releases report that the mooring is upright.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Jonathan Borden, Michael Casso, Richard Rendigs, Stephen Ruane

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Project = Massachuestts Bay Long-Term, Massachuestts Bay Long-Term

Location Map:


photo of Looney


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Digital camera --- Photo
2005-023-FA-PH-001 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)
DGPS --- Navigation
Bottom tripod --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2005-023-FA-OM-001 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)