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Field Activity Details for field activity 1992-004-FA

Other ID: 92-04; ALB9204

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sonar: Sidescan, Sonar: Single Beam, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Echo sounding and sidescan sonar surveys of selected areas on the northern edge of Georges Bank to map sedimentary environments and biological habitats.


Start Port/Location:

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 1992-04-27

End Date: 1992-05-04

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), 12 kHz, Klein 531 sidescan, Osprey camera system, Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system, Loran-C

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Barry Irwin, Kenneth E. Parolski, Scott Harrison, Eric A. Schmuck, Barbara A. Seekins, Nancy K. Soderberg

Affiliate Staff:
NMFS - Greg Lough
Alex Penkrat
Geoff Laurence

Project = EEZ shelf mapping - Eastern Georges Bank, EEZ shelf mapping - Eastern Georges Bank


northern edge of Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 42.16456 South: 41.01668 West: -67.4359 East: -66.11262


photo of Albatross IV
Albatross IV



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Klein 531 sidescan --- Sidescan
Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system --- Sidescan
12 kHz --- Single Beam
Osprey camera system --- Photo
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
1992-004-FA-LN-001-01 ( GPS navigation data.)
Loran-C --- Navigation

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