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Field Activity Details for field activity 1993-006-FA

Other ID: DE93-03

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s):

Data Type(s): Sonar: Sidescan, Sonar: Single Beam, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Sampling: Geology, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collaborative research with NMFS: echo sounding, sidescan sonar surveys, video, and bottom sampling of the southwestern part of Stellwagen Bank to map sedimentary environments and biological habitats.


Start Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

End Port/Location: Woods Hole, MA

Start Date: 1993-04-19

End Date: 1993-04-27

Equipment Used: GPS (wh), Grab sampler - Van Veen , Klein 531 sidescan, Simrad EC - 810 echo sounder, Osprey camera system, Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system, Loran-C

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Continuous data collected: 1013 line km of sidescan sonar data comprising 162 sq. km. of continuous coverage (see trackline map). Stations occupied: color video camera (mounted on Van Veen grab) deployed at 56 sites resulted in 52 sediment samples taken in the study area.

Staff: David Nichols, Page Valentine, Andrew Brill, Carol Brown, Carol M. Parmenter, Eric A. Schmuck

Affiliate Staff:
Milton Carlo - PR

Project = Shelf mapping - Stellwagen Bank, Shelf mapping - Stellwagen Bank


southwestern Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, United States, North America, North Atlantic;

North: 42.26843 South: 42.13908 West: -70.3816 East: -70.222


photo of Delaware II
Delaware II


Buczkowski, B.J., and Kelsey, S.A., 2007, Archival policies and collections database for the Woods Hole Science Center's marine sediment samples: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2006-1187, CD-ROM, URL:


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Klein 531 sidescan --- Sidescan
Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system --- Sidescan
Simrad EC - 810 echo sounder --- Single Beam
Osprey camera system --- Photo
Grab sampler - Van Veen --- Geology
1993-006-FA-SC-001 ( GRAB samples)
GPS (wh) --- Navigation
Loran-C --- Navigation

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