USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Coastal & Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2012-038-FA

Other ID: HLY1202

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Law of the Sea - Outer Limits of the US Continental Margins (LQ000FQ)

Location: Arctic Ocean

Principal Investigator(s): Deborah Hutchinson

Affiliate Investigator(s): Larry Mayer (UNH), Lisa Robbins (USGS)

Information Specialist(s): Brian Buczkowski

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Sonar: Single Beam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To collect Arctic dredge samples if ice and available time allow.


Start Date: 2012-08-25

Start Port/Location: Barrow, AK

End Date: 2012-09-28

End Port/Location: Dutch Harbor, AK

Equipment Used: DGPS, Dredge, Grab sampler, Echosounder

Information to be Derived: Samples and chemical analysis;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 2012 expedition into the Arctic for the U.S. Extended Continental Shelf project.

Staff: Katherine McMullen

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Cruise aboard USCG Healy is funded and led by NOAA/UNH. Healy operates its own dredge equipment. USGS is aboard to inventory samples for the ECS repository.
Project = LOS - New Data Acquisition,

Location Map:


photo of Healy


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
Dredge --- Biology
HLY1202 Mud Samples ( Four mud samples collected aboard HLY1202. Specifically dredges DR1, DR2, DR3, and DR5.)
Grab sampler --- Biology
Echosounder --- Single Beam