Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Funding Program(s): National Seafloor Mapping and Benthic Habitat Studies: Atlantic (LQ000FO)
Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine
Affiliate Investigator(s): Dr. David Wiley, Stellwagen Bank NMS
Information Specialist(s): Page Valentine
Data Type(s): Environmental Data: CTD, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Environmental Data: Turbidity, Environmental Data: Fluorescence
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect sediment samples, photos, video, and ctd data for substrate mapping on Stellwagen Bank in collaboration with Stellwagen NMS scientists.
Start Port/Location: Scituate, MA
End Port/Location: Scituate, MA
Start Date: 2015-10-19
End Date: 2015-10-25
Equipment Used: Furuno satellite compass SC-30, SBE 19plus V2 SeaCAT Profiler CTD, GoPro camera, SeaBOSS
Information to be Derived: Grain size, Sea floor map
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Visited 75 locations on Stellwagen Bank at which a customized Van Veen grab sampler (SEABOSS) equipped with a video camera and a CTD was deployed in drift mode to collect sediment for grain-size analysis, video imagery of the seabed, and temperature, conductivity, and depth measurements of the water column.
Staff: Dann Blackwood
Notes: Mobilization will be on Friday, Oct 16, 2015 at SBNMS in Scituate. Demob at the same location.
RV AUK is the SBNMS research vessel; 50 ft catamaran.
Stellwagen Bank, Massachusetts, United States, North America, Gulf of Maine, North Atlantic
|North: 42.43302993||South: 42.13715798||West: -70.4769898||East: -70.12756357|
Valentine, P.C., and Cross, V.A., 2019, Location and analyses of sediment samples collected on Stellwagen Bank off Boston, Massachusetts from November 5, 2013 to April 30, 2019 on U.S. Geological Survey field activities: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9FWFLPD.
Valentine, P.C., Cross, V.A., 2017, Sea floor sediment samples, seabed imagery, and CTD data collected in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, MA in 2015, U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2015-062-FA : U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/F7N015FS.
Wiley, D., Valentine, P., Cabe, B., Robbins, J., Kaufman, L., 2016, The distribution and relative abundance of sand lance, seabirds and whales in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (2013-2016) [abs.]: , Regional Association for Research in the Gulf of Maine Annual Science Meeting. Portsmouth, NH, October 13, 2016.
|Cruise log||(document not focused on specific equipment)||Acquisition and observation logs for seabed video and sediment samples collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank.|
|Survey Equipment||Survey Info||Data Type(s)||Data Collected|
|Furuno satellite compass SC-30||The location information for stations was acquired from a satellite navigation receiver (Furuno satellite compass SC-30, GPS receiver) at one second intervals.||Navigation||2015-062-FA_nav (Navigation data collectd aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank.)|
|SBE 19plus V2 SeaCAT Profiler CTD||These data were collected with a Sea-Bird CTD (conductivity, temperature, depth) instrument - a SBE 19plus SeaCAT Profiler CTD. In addition to the CTD water column profiling, the CTD is equipped with auxiliary sensors to measure fluorescence and turbidity. This instrument was deployed on the USGS SEABed Observation and Sampling System (SEABOSS). The CTD is mounted horizontally on the SEABOSS frame and its maximum depth is approximately 1 meter above the seabed.||CTD|
|2015-062-FA_CTD (Conductivity-temperature-depth data collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank.)|
|GoPro camera||Seabed video images were collected using a battery-operated, high-definition (1920 x 1080 pixels) GoPro digital video camera mounted on the USGS SEABed Observation and Sampling System (SEABOSS). The SEABOSS system actually had two GoPro cameras attached to it - with the second camera mounted a little higher on the frame which only shows a partial view of the seabed. This second camera was used only to observe obstacles, like gill nets and lobster gear, in order to avoid entanglement. Or, in the case of station 4382, provide a backup system if the primary camera failed.||Photo|
|2015-062-FA_SeabedImages (Seabed still images (frame grabs) collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Ban)|
2015-062-FA_video_driftlines (Video transects of the sea floor collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank.)
|SeaBOSS||The SEABed Observation and Sampling System (SEABOSS) was used to collect sediment samples with a modified Van Veen sampler and video images of the seabed with GoPro cameras mounted on the frame. A CTD was mounted horizontally on the SEABOSS frame and its maximum depth is approximately 1 meter above the seabed.||Surveys (biological)|
|2015-062FA_station_data_summary (Station and data summary for data collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank.)|
2015-062-FA_sedsamples (Location and analyses of sediment samples.)