USGS - science for a changing world

USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 1984-002-FA

Other ID: OC146; BLM M-11; BTF M-11

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Investigator(s): Rosemarie Petrecca (WHOI); George Hampson (WHOI)

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: 11th Georges Bank monitoring cruise to gather data on the possible environmental effects of exploratory drilling on Georges Bank.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1984-02-01

End Date: 1984-02-07

Equipment Used: Rocking Chair Dredge, Loran-C

Information to be Derived: Time series data; Samples and chemical analysis; Habitat maps;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Van Veen grab samples: 315; Photographs: 35; XBTs: 18; Tows: 6.

Staff: Carol M. Parmenter, Richard Rendigs

Affiliate Staff:
Rosemarie Petrecca (WHOI)
George Hampson (WHOI)
Stephen Page (WHOI); Paul Banas (Battelle)
James Campbell (Battelle)
Sandy Freitas (Battelle)
John Williams (Battelle); Robin Robertson (SAI)
Randy Simms (SAI); Richard Laubly (Eliason Data Service)

Notes: Information derived from pre-cruise report, Center quarterly report, and WHOI cruise summary and report; no post-cruise report found.
Project = Georges Bank Benthic Infauna Monitoring Program, Georges Bank Benthic Infauna Monitoring Program


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

North: 42 South: 40 West: -71 East: -66


photo of Oceanus


Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1187, CD-ROM, URL:

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
Loran-C --- Navigation
1984-002-FA-LN-001 ( Digital tape(s) of NV, NV-FINAL, NV-NSTAR, )
Rocking Chair Dredge --- Geology
1984-002-FA-SC-001 ( GRAB samples)

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
Questions or Comments? Contact CMGDS Team