USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2007-004-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Dominican Republic, northeast Caribbean, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Uri Ten Brink

Affiliate Investigator(s): NOAA-PMEL

Information Specialist(s): William Danforth

Data Type(s): Sonar: Multibeam, Environmental Data: Temperature, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Sea floor mapping of the Mona Passage using multibeam sonar. Deploy 5 OBSes in the Puerto Rico Trench.


Start Date: 2007-03-14

Start Port/Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico

End Date: 2007-03-26

End Port/Location: Mayaguez, Puerto Rico

Equipment Used: Simrad EM1002, XBT, DGPS

Information to be Derived: Bathymetric maps; Morphology;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected over 4200 km2 of multibeam bathymetry data at a grid spacing of 30 m.

Staff: Brian Andrews, William Danforth, Claudia Flores, Uri Ten Brink

Affiliate Staff:
Christopher Chamberlin - NOAA PMEL/JISAO
Brooke McMahon - NOAA PHB
Kelly Carrignan - NOAA NGDC/CIRES
Jason Chaytor - WHOI/USGS post-doc

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Uri ten Brink - Chief Scientist; William Danforth; Brian Andrews; Claudia Flores.
Project = Tsunami and earthquake hazards in the NE Caribbean, Tsunami and earthquake hazards in the NE Caribbean

Location Map:


photo of Nancy Foster
Nancy Foster


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Simrad EM1002 --- Multibeam
XBT --- Temperature
DGPS --- Navigation