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
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: 2015-05-18
End Date: 2015-06-03
Equipment Used: Furuno satellite compass SC-30, SeaBOSS, GoPro camera, SBE 19plus V2 SeaCAT Profiler CTD, 35 mm camera
Information to be Derived: Sediment samples and seabed imagery for geological mapping project.
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 61; total CTD casts 60; total sediment samples 52; total video drifts (3.5 to 14.2 min, 0.8 to 3.1 gigabytes) 60; total seabed images 120; total sediment sample images 0.
Staff: Dann Blackwood
Notes: Mobilization will be on Friday, May 8, 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: 42.28544||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 May and June, 2015, U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2015-017-FA: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9BG490P.
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.
|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 two second to eleven second intervals.||Navigation||2015-017-FA_nav (Navigation data collectd aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (Geographic, WGS 84, XLSX and CSV formats).)|
|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)|
|2015-017-FA_station_summary (Station and data summary for data collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (Geographic, WGS 84, point shapefile, XLSX and CSV formats))|
stellwagen_2103_2019_sedsamps (Sediment samples for this field activity (as well as 19 additional field activities) collected 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|
|2015-017-FA_video_driftlines (Video transects of the sea floor collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (Geographic, WGS 84, polyline shapefile format).)|
2015-017-FA_SeabedImages (Seabed still images collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (JPEG image format. EXIF headers have been added to include navigation and other meta tags).)
|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. The instrument was mounted on the SEABOSS frame.||CTD|
|2015-017-FA_CTD (Conductivity-temperature-depth, fluorescence and turbidity data collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (text files).)|
|35 mm camera||---||Photo|