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Field Activity Details for field activity 2001-068-FA

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Other ID: IB A-2-01-MA

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Marinna Martini

Affiliate Investigator(s): EdgeTech

Information Specialist(s): Andree Ramsey

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography), Sonar: Sidescan

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Sidescan search and diver recovery of stranded tripod #635; move mooring.


Start Port/Location: Scituate, MA

End Port/Location: Scituate, MA

Start Date: 2001-08-16

End Date: 2001-08-16

Equipment Used: Edgetech Sidescan sonar, Digital camera, DGPS, Bottom platform

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Moorings recovered: 2 (#635 deployed FA 00085 CHRISTOPHER ANDREW Nov. 14, 2000; #649 deployed FA 01023 MARCUS HANNA May 23, 2001). Mooring redeployed: 1 (#649 recovered FA 02026 MARCUS HANNA Feb. 6, 2002).

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Marinna Martini

Affiliate Staff:
Matthew Robideaux - deck ops; ? Blackwood - volunteer; Lary Ball
WHOI - diving; G. MacEachern
EdgeTech - sidescan; Darren ??
EdgeTech - sidescan

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Marinna Martini - deck ops; Dann Blackwood - deck ops, diving; Matthew Robideaux - deck ops; ? Dann Blackwood - volunteer.
Project = Low Cost Telemetry Project, Low Cost Telemetry Project


Scituate, Masschusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 42.16616309 South: 42.14797708 West: -70.64515634 East: -70.62366458


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
Edgetech Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
Digital camera --- Photo
2001-068-FA-PH-001 (Deck photos of field activity operations)
DGPS --- Navigation
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2001-068-FA-OM-001 (Western Mass Bay mooring data)

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