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Field Activity Details for field activity 2011-034-FA

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Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Thomas O'Brien

Affiliate Investigator(s): Dr. Ginger Barth - USGS; Dr. Warren Wood - NRL; Patrick Hart - USGS

Information Specialist(s): Wayne Baldwin

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect seismic reflection and refraction data in the Bering Sea in order to apply the sediment thickness formula of Article 76 of the Convention on the Law of the Sea and determine the outer limits of the U.S. extended continental shelf.


Start Port/Location: Dutch Harbor, AK

End Port/Location: Dutch Harbor, AK

Start Date: 2011-08-07

End Date: 2011-09-01

Equipment Used: GPS (wh)

Information to be Derived:

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: MCS Seismic, Gravity, sonobuoy refraction, magnetometer, XBT, CTD, water samples, multi-beam bathymetry, Marine Mammal observations.

Staff: Wayne Baldwin, Thomas O'Brien

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Chief Scientist Dr. Ginger Barth from Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center (USGS)
Project = Law of the Sea,


Alaska, Bering Sea, Aleutian Basin

North: 61.42475844 South: 55.03923849 West: -179.149 East: -167.06878788


photo of Marcus G. Langseth
Marcus G. Langseth


Barth, G.A., Baldwin, W.E., Reece, R.S., Gulick, S.S., Danforth, W.W., and Wong, F.L., 2022, Multibeam bathymetry and acoustic backscatter from the Alaskan region, Extended Continental Shelf Project, 2011 field season: Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea: U.S. Geological Survey data release,

Christeson, G.L., and Barth, G.A., 2015, Aleutian basin oceanic crust: Earth and Planetary Science Letters, v. 426, pp. 167–175, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.06.040.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GPS (wh) --- Navigation

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