USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2012-020-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Location: Martha's Vineyard Inner-continental shelf, Massachusetts, North America, North Atlantic

Principal Investigator(s): William Schwab

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): William Danforth

Data Type(s): Sonar: Interferometric, Sonar: Multibeam, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sonar: Sound Velocity

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map archeologic sites with BOEM - designed to test various geophysical gear

Vehicle(s):

Start Date: 2012-08-24

Start Port/Location: Woods Hole

End Date: 2012-09-09

End Port/Location: Woods Hole

Equipment Used: SWATHplus-M 234 kHz, DGPS, Sensor - MVP30, Sensor - SVP, EdgeTech Subbottom 512i

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map;Bathymetric maps;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Interagency cooperative assessing utility of inteferomentric sonar in archeologic investigations. Will also compare to sidescan sonar and chirp subbottom data.

Staff: Wayne Baldwin, Emile Bergeron, William Danforth, Thomas O'Brien

Affiliate Staff:

Notes:
Project = BOEM/Vineyard Shelf Windfarm Mapping,

Location Map:

Platform(s):

Publications

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SWATHplus-M 234 kHz --- Interferometric
Multibeam
DGPS --- Navigation
Sensor - MVP30 --- Sound Velocity
Sensor - SVP --- Sound Velocity
EdgeTech Subbottom 512i --- Sub Bottom Profiler