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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2012-020-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): William Schwab

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): William Danforth

Data Type(s): Sonar: Interferometric, Sonar: Multibeam, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sonar: Sound Velocity

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Map archeologic sites with BOEM - designed to test various geophysical gear


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole

End Port/Location: Woods Hole

Start Date: 2012-08-24

End Date: 2012-09-09

Equipment Used: DGPS, SWATHplus-M 234 kHz, Sensor - SVP, Sensor - MVP30, Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i

Information to be Derived: Sea floor map;Bathymetric maps;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Interagency cooperative assessing utility of inteferomentric sonar in archeologic investigations. Will also compare to sidescan sonar and chirp subbottom data.

Staff: Wayne Baldwin, Emile Bergeron, William Danforth, Thomas O'Brien

Affiliate Staff:

Project = BOEM/Vineyard Shelf Windfarm Mapping,


Martha's Vineyard Inner-continental shelf, Massachusetts, North America, North Atlantic

North: 41.22412 South: 41.05864 West: -70.7629 East: -70.46631




Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SWATHplus-M 234 kHz --- Interferometric
DGPS --- Navigation
Sensor - MVP30 --- Sound Velocity
Sensor - SVP --- Sound Velocity
Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i --- Sub Bottom Profiler

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