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: Fluorescence, Environmental Data: Turbidity
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect sediment samples and seabed imagery for geological mapping project.
Start Port/Location: Scituate, MA
End Port/Location: Scituate, MA
Start Date: 2014-11-10
End Date: 2014-11-10
Equipment Used: SeaBOSS, Furuno satellite compass SC-30, 35 mm camera, SBE 19plus V2 SeaCAT Profiler CTD, GoPro camera
Information to be Derived: Sediment samples and seabed imagery
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Visited locations within Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. A customized Van Veen grab sampler (SEABOSS) equipped with a video camera and a conductivity, temperature, and depth (CTD) instrument was deployed in drift mode to collect sediment for grain-size analysis, video imagery of the seabed, and measurements of water column properties. Total stations 44; total CTD casts 43; total sediment samples 28; total video drifts (3.1 to 9.4 min, 0.7 to 2.1 gigabytes) 44; total seabed images 88; total sediment sample images 0.
Staff: Dann Blackwood
Notes: Mobilization will be on Sunday Sep 21, 2014 at the SBNMS dock at 75 Edward Foster Road, Scituate, MA.
Demob at the same location.
RV AUK is the SBNMS research vessel; 50 ft catamaran.
Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2014-055-FA
Stellwagen Bank, Massachusetts, United States, North America, Gulf of Maine, North Atlantic
|North: 42.28544||South: 42.10637||West: -70.4224||East: -70.19165|
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., and Cross, V.A., 2020, Sea-floor sediment samples, seabed imagery, and CTD instrument data collected on Stellwagen Bank in November, 2014, U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2014-066-FA: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9EQM8MK.
|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|
|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.||Surveys (biological)|
|2014-066-FA_station_summary (Station and data summary for data collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank)|
Seabed samples (Location and analyses of sediment samples collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank for this field activity and 19 additional field activities.)
|Furuno satellite compass SC-30||The location information for stations was acquired from a satellite navigation receiver (Furuno satellite compass SC-30, GPS receiver).||Navigation||2014-066-FA_nav (Navigation data collectd aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank)|
|35 mm camera||---||Photo|
|SBE 19plus V2 SeaCAT Profiler CTD||In addition to the CTD water column profiling, the CTD is equipped with auxiliary sensors to measure fluorescence and turbidity.||CTD|
|2014-066-FA_CTD (Conductivity-temperature-depth, fluorescence and turbidity data collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank)|
|GoPro camera||Seabed video images were collected using a GoPro digital video camera mounted on SEABOSS to provide ground-truth information for geophysical datasets and are used in seabed interpretations. Frame-grab images were extracted from the video.||Photo|
|2014-066-FA_video_driftlines (Video transects of the sea floor collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank)|
2014-066-FA_SeabedImages (Seabed still images collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank)