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Field Activity Details for field activity 2005-048-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Jane Denny

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Seth Ackerman

Data Type(s): Sonar: Sidescan, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Geophysical survey in Boston Harbor - sidescan sonar and swath bathymetry of small area to be used as habitat vitalization by MA Division of Marine Fisheries.


Start Port/Location: Weymouth, MA

End Port/Location: Weymouth, MA

Start Date: 2005-11-21

End Date: 2005-11-21

Equipment Used: Klein 531 sidescan, Real Time Kinematic GPS, Submetrix Sidescan sonar

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sidescan sonar and swath bathymetry collected within Boston Harbor.

Staff: Seth Ackerman, William Danforth, Barry Irwin, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Original Center People field contained: Barry Irwin, Captain; Charles Worley; William Danforth; Seth Ackerman.
Project = Geophysical survey of reef site within Boston Harbor, Geophysical survey of reef site within Boston Harbor


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

North: 42.3333 South: 42.3 West: -70.9083 East: -70.9


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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:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Klein 531 sidescan --- Sidescan
Submetrix Sidescan sonar --- Interferometric
Real Time Kinematic GPS --- Navigation

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