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Field Activity Details for field activity 2005-043-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Christopher Sherwood

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Marinna Martini

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Recover tripods and profiling winch. Take bottom and water samples.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 2005-09-22

End Date: 2005-09-22

Equipment Used: Grab sampler - Van Veen , ROV, Digital camera

Information to be Derived: Time series data; Grain size analysis; Suspended sediment concentrations;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Recovered U Maine / WHOI OASIS tripod. Recovered USGS particle tripod. Recovered BC / WHOI profiler winch. Recovered USGS flow tripod. Obtained grab samples and bottom bulk samples. Took CTD and water sample.

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Jonathan Borden, Rachel Horwitz, Marinna Martini, Richard Rendigs, Stephen Ruane, Christopher Sherwood, Charlene Sullivan

Affiliate Staff:
Hank Chezar (USGS-Menlo Park)

Notes: OT for loading/long day at sea/unloading.
Project = OASIS/MVCO Experiment, OASIS/MVCO Experiment


Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory, south of Edgartown, Massachusetts, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 41.35 South: 41.3 West: -70.6 East: -70.55


photo of Connecticut


Denny, J.F., Danforth, W.W., Foster, D.S., and Sherwood, C.R., 2009, Geophysical data collected off the south shore of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1288, URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
2005-043-FA-SC-001 ( sediment drill samples)
ROV --- Photo
Digital camera --- Photo
2005-043-FA-PH-001 ( Deck photos of field activity operations)

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