USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2006-031-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Dann Blackwood

Affiliate Investigator(s): Kathryn Ford, DMF

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Biological Field Study: Experiments, Biological Field Study: Surveys, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Visual Identification: Species ID

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Ground truth with SEABOSS to collect sea floor sediment samples, video transects and still photos in four areas with four sites each area.

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 2006-09-18

Start Port/Location: Gloucester, MA

End Date: 2006-09-23

End Port/Location: Gloucester, MA

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), SeaBOSS, ARGO, Digital camera

Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis; Habitat maps;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sediment samples processed and stored in WHSC; Field logs with Chris Hein, BU; Videos on tape and DVD with Dann Blackwood; Still photos on film and digitized on DVD with Dann Blackwood.

Staff: Seth Ackerman, Dann Blackwood

Affiliate Staff:
Chris Hein
chief scientist
BU

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Dann Blackwood, SEABOSS tech.; Seth Ackerman, watchstander.
Project = Groundtruth of existing cod habitats, Groundtruth of existing cod habitats

Location:

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

Boundaries
North: 42.75 South: 42.65 West: -70.7667 East: -70.63333

Platform(s):

Publications

Bothner, M.H., Butman, B., Alexander, P.S., Baldwin, S.M., Blackwood, D.S., Borden, J., Casso, M.A., Crusius, J., Goudreau, J., Kalnejais, L.H., Lamothe, P.J., Martin, W.R., Martini, M.A., Rendigs, R.R., Sayles, F.L., Signell, R.P., Valentine, P.C., and Warner, J.C., 2007, Processes influencing the transport and fate of contaminated sediments in the coastal ocean - Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay: 89 URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/2007/1302/.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
SeaBOSS --- Experiments
Surveys
Photo
Video
Biology
Geology
Species ID
ARGO --- Photo
Video
Geology
Digital camera --- Photo
2006-031-FA-PH-001 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)