USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2011-057-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): William Danforth, Barry Irwin, Eric Moore, Charles Worley

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Eric Moore

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Test new equipment


Start Date: 2011-12-12

Start Port/Location: falmouth, ma

End Date: 2011-12-16

End Port/Location: falmouth, ma

Equipment Used: DGPS, Edgetech 4200 sidescan, Edgetech Sidescan sonar, Klein 531 sidescan

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Several lines were run with two sidescan-sonar systems to compare operation of each system. Field effort was for test purposes only.


Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Project = Marine Tech/Sea Floor Mapping,


Buzzards Bay, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;,

North: 41.75212 South: 41.4489 West: -70.8135 East: -70.32074


photo of Rafael



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
Edgetech 4200 sidescan --- Sidescan
Edgetech Sidescan sonar ---
Klein 531 sidescan --- Sidescan