Field Activity Details for field activity 2010-005-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Wayne Baldwin, William Schwab

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Seth Ackerman, Brian Buczkowski

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect bottom photography and sediment samples to validate geophysical data.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2010-09-08

End Date: 2010-09-15

Equipment Used: SeaBOSS, DGPS

Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis; Sea floor map;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: SeaBOSS grab samples, photos/video for ground truth of high-resolution geophysical data. Sediment grab samples, photos, and video data collected.

Staff: Seth Ackerman, Emile Bergeron, Dann Blackwood, Brian Buczkowski

Affiliate Staff:

Project = Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management (MA CZM) Seafloor Mapping - Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management (MA CZM) Seafloor Mapping - Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound


Middle Ground, Vineyard Sound, Marthas Vineyard, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

North: 41.62776 South: 41.34795 West: -71.0156 East: -70.46082


photo of Connecticut


Ackerman, S.D., Pappal, A.L., Huntley, E.C., Blackwood, D.S, and Schwab, W.C, 2015, Geological Sampling Data and Benthic Biota Classification: Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2014-1221, doi: 10.3133/ofr20141221.

McMullen, K.Y., and Poppe, L.J, Geologic Mapping Offshore of Rhode Island: .

Poppe, L.J., McMullen, K.Y., Ackerman, S.D., Blackwood, D.S., Irwin, B.J., Schaer, J.D., and Forrest, M.R., 2011, Sea-Floor Geology and Character of Eastern Rhode Island Sound West of Gay Head, Massachusetts: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2011-1004, DVD-Rom and online, URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SeaBOSS --- Experiments
Species ID
2010-005-FA-PH-002 ( photos of deck operations)
DGPS --- Navigation

USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program