USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2007-002-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Walter Barnhardt

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Brian Andrews

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Multibeam, Sonar: Sidescan

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Geologic mapping of sea floor (geophysics only).


Start Date: 2007-07-23

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 2007-08-08

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Equipment Used: Submetrix Sidescan sonar, EdgeTech Subbottom 512i, Real Time Kinematic GPS, SWATHplus-L 117 kHz, Klein 3000

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map; Bathymetric maps;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Survey collected 100% coverage with swath bathymetry over an area of approx. 350 km2 in northern Cape Cod Bay. Approx. 1300 line km of sidescan sonar and sub-bottom profiles were also collected. Preliminary data processing took place during survey.

Staff: Ankur Agarwala, Brian Andrews, Wayne Baldwin, Walter Barnhardt, Emile Bergeron, William Danforth, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Project = Geologic mapping of the Massachusetts inner shelf, Geologic mapping of the Massachusetts inner shelf


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

North: 42.33333 South: 41.66667 West: -70.8333 East: -70.33333


photo of Megan T Miller
Megan T Miller


Andrews, B.D., Ackerman, Seth D., Baldwin, Wayne E., and Barnhardt, Walter A., 2010, Geophysical and sampling data from the inner continental shelf; northern Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts: URL:

, 2010, Ocean and coastal data management: , Proceedings of OceanObs09: Sustained Ocean Observations and Information for Society (Vol. 2), Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, Hall, J., Harrison D.E. & Stammer, D., Eds., ESA Publication WPP-306. Venice, Italy, 21-25 September 2009, URL:

Pendleton, E.A., Baldwin, W.E., Barnhardt, W.A., Ackerman, S.D., Foster, D.S., Andrews, B.A., and Schwab, W.C., 2013, Shallow Geology, Sea-floor Texture, and Physiographic Provinces of the Inner Continental Shelf from Nahant to Northern Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts: URL:


FAN 2007-002-FA has data viewable in the GeoMappApp/Virtual Ocean applications. To view this data in these applications go to and See the instructions for locating USGS data in these applications. You can also view the imagery created from the SEGY data at

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Submetrix Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
EdgeTech Subbottom 512i --- Sub Bottom Profiler
2007-002-FA-SE-001 ( Raw SEGY data)
Chirp seismic data ( )
Real Time Kinematic GPS --- Navigation
SWATHplus-L 117 kHz --- Interferometric
Bathymetry GIS data ( )
2007-002-FA-BA-001-02 ( PUBLISHED DATA: SWATHPlus bathymetry collected during 07002 is published in USGS OFR 2010-1006 in ArcGIS GRID format as part of a merged grid covering all of the Northern Cape Cod Bay survey area.)
Klein 3000 --- Sidescan
Sidescan mosaic ( )