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Field Activity Details for field activity 2012-035-FA

Other ID: 12035

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Seth Ackerman

Affiliate Investigator(s): Dan Sampson, Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management

Information Specialist(s): Seth Ackerman

Data Type(s): Biological Field Study: Experiments (biological), Biological Field Study: Surveys (biological), Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Sampling: Biology, Sampling: Geology, Visual Identification: Species ID, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Sediment Grab Samples and Seafloor Photography/Video


Start Port/Location: Boston

End Port/Location: Boston

Start Date: 2012-08-21

End Date: 2012-08-27

Equipment Used: SeaBOSS, GPS (wh)

Information to be Derived: Grain size analysis;Sea floor map;

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Sampling survey on the EPA's OSV Bold using the InterOcean-configuration SEABOSS. 350 sites were occupied to collect sediment samples, video and/or photos aboard the EPA OSV BOLD

Staff: Dann Blackwood, Marinna Martini

Affiliate Staff:
Katherine Yee (USGS) Mike Bastoni (MassDOT) Marcel Belaval (U.S. EPA) Bob Boeri (MassCZM) Marc Carullo (MassCZM) Lisa Engler (Mass Bay Program) Tay Evans (MassDMF) Chris Garby (MassCZM) Emily Huntley (MassCZM) Julia Knisel (MassCZM) Regina Lyons (U.S. EPA) Stephen Perkins (U.S. EPA) Jim Sprague (MassDEP) Brendan Sprague (MassCZM intern) Alex Strysky (MassDEP) Steve Voss (MassDMF)

Project = MCZM/B. Bay & Vineyard Sound,


Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;,

North: 42.69859 South: 41.82864 West: -70.9167 East: -70.04883


photo of OSV Bold
OSV Bold


Huntley, E.C., Ackerman, S.D., Boeri, R.L., Callaghan, T.P., Sampson, D.W., and Blackwood, D.S., 2018, Sampling data collected in Ipswich Bay and Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, in 2012, U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2012-035-FA: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


FAN 2012-035-FA has data viewable in the CMGP Video and Photograph Portal. View the data in this application here. See the instructions for working with this application.

Documents associated with this activity

Title Survey Equipment Description
Cruise log (document not focused on specific equipment) Acquisition log maintained during field activity 2012-035-FA by the U.S. Geological Survey and Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management in Ipswich Bay and Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, in August 2012 (Excel spreadsheet)

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SeaBOSS --- Experiments (biological)
Surveys (biological)
Species ID
GPS (wh) --- Navigation

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