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Field Activity Details for field activity 2000-062-FA

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Other ID: IB A-62-00-MA

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Jonathan Borden

Affiliate Investigator(s): WHOI

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography)

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deployment of NOPP/WHOI/USGS Tripods and Buoys.


Start Port/Location: Scituate, MA

End Port/Location: Scituate, MA

Start Date: 2000-07-19

End Date: 2000-07-19

Equipment Used: Bottom platform

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Successful deployment of USGS tripods. Limited success of Boston Buoy equipment. Successful redeploy of Scituate Buoy. Moorings deployed: 2 (#628, recovered FA 00085 Nov. 14, 2000, and #629 recovered FA 00066 CHRISTOPHER ANDREW Aug. 18, 2000).

Staff: Robert Barton, Jonathan Borden, Jessica M. Cote, Joseph S. Newell

Affiliate Staff:
Matthew Robidoux; Jonathan Ware - WHOI
Dan Frye - WHOI
N. McPhee - WHOI; Lisa Borden - MBL

Notes: Original Center People field contained: At Sea: Jonathan Borden, Jessica Cote, Matthew Robidoux; Mob/Demob: Joseph Newell, Robert Barton.
Project = NOPP Acoustic Modem tests, NOPP Acoustic Modem tests


Boston Harbor, Scituate, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 42.16792447 South: 42.14224953 West: -70.65672482 East: -70.61526843


photo of Christopher Andrew
Christopher Andrew


Bothner, M.H., and Butman, Bradford (eds.), 2007, Processes influencing the transport and fate of contaminated sediments in the coastal ocean—Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1302, 89 p.,

Butman, B., Bothner, M.H., Alexander, P.S., Lightsom, F.L., Martini, M.A., Gutierrez, B.T., and Strahle, W.S., 2004, Long-term oceanographic observations in western Massachusetts Bay offshore of Boston, Massachusetts; data report for 1989-2002: U.S. Geological Survey Digital Data Series DDS-74, Version 2.0, DVD-ROM, URL:

Butman, B., Dalyander, P.S., Bothner, M.H., Borden, J., Casso, M.A., Gutierrez, B.T., Hastings, M.E., Lightsom, F.L., Martini, M.A., Montgomery, E.T., Rendigs, R.R., and Strahle, W.S., 2009, Long-term oceanographic observations in Massachusetts Bay, 1989 - 2006 (version 3): U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 74,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2000-062-FA-OM-001 (Western Mass Bay mooring data)

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