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Field Activity Details for field activity 2002-044-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Marinna Martini

Affiliate Investigator(s): Jonathan Ware, WHOI

Information Specialist(s): Frances Lightsom

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Deploy telemetry mooring and tripods #687 and 688 off Scituate.


Start Port/Location: Scituate, MA

End Port/Location: Scituate, MA

Start Date: 2002-04-08

End Date: 2002-04-08

Equipment Used: DGPS, Current

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Equipment successfully deployed at two stations. Moorings deployed: 2 (#687 recovered FA 02046 MARCUS HANNA Oct. 22-26, 2002, and 688 recovered FA 02064 CHRISTOPHER ANDREW Apr. 23, 2002).

Staff: Jonathan Borden, Marinna Martini

Affiliate Staff:
Jonathan Ware

Notes: These are mooring numbers 687 and 688. Original Center People field contained: Jonathan Borden, Marinna Martini: at sea.
Project = Low Cost Telemetry, Low Cost Telemetry


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

North: 42.163 South: 42.1596 West: -70.6454 East: -70.6384


photo of Christopher Andrew
Christopher Andrew


Bothner, M.H., Butman, B., Alexander, P.S., Baldwin, S.M., Blackwood, D.S., Borden, J., Casso, M.A., Crusius, J., Goudreau, J., Kalnejais, L.H., Lamothe, P.J., Martin, W.R., Martini, M.A., Rendigs, R.R., Sayles, F.L., Signell, R.P., Valentine, P.C., and Warner, J.C., 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., URL:

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:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
DGPS --- Navigation
Current --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
2002-044-FA-OM-001 ( Western Mass Bay mooring data)

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