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Field Activity Details for field activity 2001-086-FA

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Other ID: IB A-6-01-MA

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Jonathan Borden

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover Scituate NOPP tripod using divers.


Start Port/Location: Scituate, MA

End Port/Location: Scituate, MA

Start Date: 2001-12-14

End Date: 2001-12-14

Equipment Used: Digital camera, DGPS, Bottom platform

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Success. Mooring recovered: 1 (#660 deployed FA 01061 CHRISTOPHER ANDREW Jun. 20, 2001).

Staff: Robert Barton, Dann Blackwood, Jonathan Borden, Joseph S. Newell, Richard Rendigs, Joanne Sedlock

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Jonathan Borden - Lead, Dann Blackwood - USGS Diver, Joanne Sedlock - Volunteer, Rick Rendigs - USGS Diver, Joe Newell - Warehouse Ops, Bob Barton - Warehouse Ops.
Project = NOPP, NOPP


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

North: 42.3816542 South: 42.35944593 West: -70.79445625 East: -70.76355052


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
Digital camera --- Photo
2001-086-FA-PH-001 (Deck photos of field activity operations)
DGPS --- Navigation
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2001-086-FA-OM-001 (Western Mass Bay mooring data)

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