USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2012-002-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Long Island Sound, New York, Connecticut, United States, North America, North Atlantic;, Block Island Sound, Rhode Island, United States, North America, North Atlantic

Principal Investigator(s): Katherine McMullen, Lawrence Poppe

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Lawrence Poppe

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Ground-truth NOAA hydrographic surveys in Block Island Sound


Start Date: 2012-06-11

Start Port/Location: Galilee, Point Judith, RI

End Date: 2012-06-14

End Port/Location: Galilee, Point Judith, RI

Equipment Used: HYPACK, SeaBOSS, DGPS

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

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Stations were occupied along the shore of Rhode Island to collect sediment samples and bottom photography in order to verify NOAA surveys H12296 and H12023.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Barry Irwin

Affiliate Staff:

Project = Sea & Lake/Data off Cape Cod,

Location Map:


photo of Rafael


McMullen, K.Y., Poppe, L.J., Ackerman, S.D., Blackwood, D.S., Lewit, P.G., and Parker, C.E., 2013, Sea-floor geology in northeastern Block Island Sound, Rhode Island: URL:

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
HYPACK --- Navigation
SeaBOSS --- Experiments
Species ID
DGPS --- Navigation