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Field Activity Details for field activity 2013-003-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Laura Brothers, William Schwab

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Seth Ackerman

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Characterize seabed in state waters south of Martha's Vineyard


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole

End Port/Location: Woods Hole

Start Date: 2013-05-20

End Date: 2013-06-13

Equipment Used: DGPS, HYPACK, SWATHplus-M 234 kHz, Sensor - SVP, Sensor - MVP30, Real Time Kinematic GPS, Edgetech Sidescan sonar, Submetrix Sidescan sonar, Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i

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

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Mapped 180 km2 of seafloor South of Marthas Vineyard and in Nantucket Sound. Data collected included bathymetry, sub bottom and sonar.

Staff: Seth Ackerman, Brian Andrews, Wayne Baldwin, Emile Bergeron, William Danforth, David Foster, Eric Moore, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Continuation of MassCZM mapping cooperative
Project = MCZM/B. Bay & Vineyard Sound,


North: 41.33145 South: 41.23238 West: -70.741 East: -70.46082



Ackerman, S.D., Brothers, L.L., Foster, D.S., Andrews, B.D., Baldwin, W.E., and Schwab, W.C., 2016, High-Resolution Geophysical Data From the Inner Continental Shelf: South of Marthas Vineyard and North of Nantucket, Massachusetts: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016-1168, doi: 10.3133/ofr20161168.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i --- Sub Bottom Profiler
SWATHplus-M 234 kHz --- Interferometric
DGPS --- Navigation
HYPACK --- Navigation
Sensor - MVP30 --- Sound Velocity
Sensor - SVP --- Sound Velocity
Edgetech Sidescan sonar --- Sidescan
Submetrix Sidescan sonar --- Interferometric
Real Time Kinematic GPS --- Navigation

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