USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2007-016-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Middle Ground, Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): William Danforth

Affiliate Investigator(s): Rich Signell

Information Specialist(s): William Danforth

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Survey Middle Ground with SwathPlus interferometric system.


Start Date: 2007-05-10

Start Port/Location: Falmouth Harbor, MA

End Date: 2007-05-10

End Port/Location: Falmouth Harbor, MA

Equipment Used: Echosounder, Loran-C, Sidescan sonar

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected 26 lines of swath bathymetric data using the SEA SwathPlus system.

Staff: Emile Bergeron, William Danforth, Barry Irwin, Richard Signell, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Bill Danforth - Data acquisition and processing; Chuck Worley - Captain/mobilization; Emile Bergeron - Data acquisition/mobilization; Barry Irwin - Navigation; Rich Signell - Science.
Project = Middle Ground, Middle Ground

Location Map:


photo of Rafael


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Echosounder --- Single Beam
Loran-C --- Navigation
Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan