Field Activity Details for field activity 2008-012-FA

Other ID: R-1-08-MY

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Lawrence Poppe

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Lawrence Poppe, Nancy K. Soderberg

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Ground truth NOAA survey H11346 of the entrance to Edgartown, Massachusetts with bottom sampling and photography. Field work was focused on the sampling/photography.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2008-09-08

End Date: 2008-09-09

Equipment Used: DGPS, SeaBOSS, Digital camera

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Thirty seven stations were occupied (28 sites on September 8, 2008, 9 sites on September 9, 2008). Still photographs and video were collected at all stations; sediment samples were collected at 34 of the stations. Sediment samples were not collected at the 3 stations where boulders and dense shells were present.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Barry Irwin, Katherine McMullen

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Barry Irwin (Boat Operator); Dann Blackwood (Photographer/SEABOSS Operator); Kate McMullen (Field Technician).
Project = Sea and Lake Floor Mapping: Data off Cape Cod, Sea and Lake Floor Mapping: Data off Cape Cod


Edgartown Harbor, Nantucket Sound, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.46667 South: 41.36667 West: -70.5667 East: -70.43333


photo of Rafael


Poppe, L.J., McMullen, K.Y., Foster, D.S., Blackwood, D.S., Williams, S.J., Ackerman, S.D., Moser, M.S., and Glomb, K.A., 2010, Geological interpretation of the sea floor offshore of Edgartown, Massachusetts: URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
SeaBOSS --- Experiments
Species ID
2008-012-FA-PH-001-01 ( This is a subset of the original dataset. Test photos and misfired photos showing nothing but water column or sea surface were removed. Also, the photos were downsized into browse and thumbnail images in preparation for publication. )
2008-012-FA-SC-001-01 ( Grain Size Analysis: Lab #s AX148, AX149, AX150, AX151, AX152, AX153, AX154, AX155, AX156, AX157, AX158, AX159, AX160, AX161, AX162, AX163, AX164, AX165, AX166, AX167, AX168, AX169, AX170, AX171, AX172, AX173, AX174, AX175, AX176, AX177, AX178, AX179, AX180, AX181, AX182, AX183, and AX184 in L. Poppe's East Coast Sediment Database.)
2008-012-FA-SC-001 ( Edgartown Harbor sediment samples from 34 of 37 stations.)
Digital camera --- Photo
2008-012-FA-PH-002 ( 17 deck/operations photos by Dann Blackwood.)

USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program