USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2012-010-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Uri Ten Brink

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Brian Andrews

Data Type(s): Sonar: Single Beam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: map shelf edge canyons


Start Date: 2012-06-29

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole

End Date: 2012-07-03

End Port/Location: Woods Hole

Equipment Used: Echosounder

Information to be Derived: Bathymetric maps;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected 418 sq km of multibeam bathymetry in Welker, Hydrographer, and Veatch Canyons on the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster using a Simrad EM1002.

Staff: Brian Andrews, Jerry Charles, Racheal Ferreira

Affiliate Staff:

Project = NRC/Tsunami Landslide,


New Engalnd continental margin, United States, North America, North Atlantic

North: 40.2648 South: 39.9027 West: -69.6016 East: -68.29193


photo of Nancy Foster
Nancy Foster


Andrews, B.D., Chaytor, J.D., Brothers, D.S., and ten Brink, U.S., 2013, Bathymetric Terrain Model of the Atlantic Margin for Marine Geological Investigations. URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Echosounder --- Single Beam
2012-010-FA-BA-001 ( 518 kilometers of bathymetric data collected between July 1-3, 2013 on board the NOAA Ship Nancy Foster using their SIMRAD EM1002 (95 kHz). Woods Hole to Woods Hole)