USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2005-048-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

Principal Investigator(s): Jane Denny

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Seth Ackerman

Data Type(s): Sonar: Sidescan, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Geophysical survey in Boston Harbor - sidescan sonar and swath bathymetry of small area to be used as habitat vitalization by MA Division of Marine Fisheries.


Start Date: 2005-11-21

Start Port/Location: Weymouth, MA

End Date: 2005-11-21

End Port/Location: Weymouth, MA

Equipment Used: Klein 531 sidescan, Submetrix Sidescan sonar, Real Time Kinematic GPS

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sidescan sonar and swath bathymetry collected within Boston Harbor.

Staff: Seth Ackerman, William Danforth, Barry Irwin, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Barry Irwin, Captain; Charles Worley; William Danforth; Seth Ackerman.
Project = Geophysical survey of reef site within Boston Harbor, Geophysical survey of reef site within Boston Harbor

Location Map:


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Klein 531 sidescan --- Sidescan
Submetrix Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
Real Time Kinematic GPS --- Navigation