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Field Activity Details for field activity 1982-038-FA

Other ID: OC131; M-06; BLM M-6; BTF M-6

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Investigator(s): George Hampson (WHOI)

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Visual Identification: Ground Truthing, Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Bubble Gun, Seismics: Sparker, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect bottom grab samples, rocking chair dredge samples, otter trawl samples, bottom still photographs, XBT casts, and other hydrographic measurements for the Georges Bank benthic monitoring program.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1982-11-19

End Date: 1982-11-28

Equipment Used: Grab sampler, Mooring tripod, Camera- deep sea, Geomechanique streamer, Loran-C

Information to be Derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis; Grain size analysis; Suspended sediment concentrations;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Bottom grab samples: 6; Van Veen samples: 67; Rocking chair dredge; Otter trawl; Still photos; XBTs: 19.

Staff: Lawrence Poppe, Richard Rendigs, Carol M. Parmenter

Affiliate Staff:
WHOI: George Hampson - Ch. Sci.
Stephen Page - Sr. Research Asst.
Rick Laubly - navigator/research asst.; Battelle Marine Laboratory: Paul Banas - co-Ch. Sci./Marine Biologist/Data Manager
William Johnson - tech.
Constance Delano - Marine Science Tech.
Ann Levandowski - Tech.; Science Applications
Inc. (SAI): Robert Sims
Jr. - Assoc. Chemist
Robin Roberston - Ocean Engineer

Notes: No USGS post-cruise report found; information derived from pre-cruise report and WHOI cruise report. Original Center People field contained: Richard Rendigs - geologist, Lawrence Poppe - geologist, Carol Parmenter - oceanographer.
Project = Georges Bank Sediment and Organism Monitoring Program, Georges Bank Sediment and Organism Monitoring Program


Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic,

North: 42 South: 40.25 West: -71 East: -66.5


photo of Oceanus


Poppe, L.J., Williams, S.J., and Paskevich, V.F., eds., 2005, U.S. Geological Survey east-coast sediment analysis; procedures, database, and GIS data: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2005-1001, DVD-ROM, supercedes OFR 00-358, URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Camera- deep sea --- Photo
Grab sampler --- Biology
1982-038-FA-SC-001 ( GRAB samples)
Loran-C --- Navigation
1982-038-FA-LN-001 ( Digital tapes of NV, NV-EDIT, and NV-NSTAR-UNEDIT data: inv. # 1010, 1045, and 2711 thru 2713.)
Mooring tripod --- Ground Truthing
Geomechanique streamer --- Temperature

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