USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2011-006-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Rhode Island Sound, Nantucket Sound, Block Island Sound, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, North America, North Atlantic;

Principal Investigator(s): Lawrence Poppe

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Lawrence Poppe

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: Groundtruth NOAA hydrographic surveys in Rhode Island Sound (H11995), Nantucket Sound (H12007), and Block Island Sound.


Start Date: 2011-06-13

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Date: 2011-06-22

End Port/Location: Galilee, RI

Equipment Used: SeaBOSS, DGPS

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sediment sampling and still and video bottom photography with the small SEABOSS

Staff: Barry Irwin, Katherine McMullen, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:

Project = Sea & Lake/Data off Cape Cod, Sea & Lake/Data off Cape Cod

Location Map:


photo of Rafael


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SeaBOSS --- Experiments
Species ID
2011-006-FA-NL-001 ( SeaBOSS Log: 3 logbooks, 1 each for H12007, Nantucket Sound; H11995, Rhode Island Sound; and Block Island Sound.)
2011-006-FA-PH-001 ( 706 bottom photos taken by SeaBOSS )
2011-006-FA-SC-001 ( Physical samples and lithologic descriptions from stations where statistically valid samples could not be collected at 137 stations)
2011-006-FA-VD-001 ( Bottom videos on DVDs for Nantucket Sound, Rhode Island Sound and Block Island Sound surveys.)
2011-006-FA-VD-002 ( Bottom videos on Hi-8MM tapes for Nantucket Sound, Rhode Island Sound and Block Island Sound surveys.)
DGPS --- Navigation
2011-006-FA-LN-001 ( Hypack navigation files)