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Field Activity Details for field activity 2016-005-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): High-resolution geologic mapping offshore of Massachusetts (LQ00AWW)

Principal Investigator(s): Laura Brothers, William Schwab

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Seth Ackerman

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To collect ground truth samples to help characterize the seafloor

Vehicle(s):

Start Port/Location: Falmouth, MA

End Port/Location: Falmouth, MA

Start Date: 2016-05-01

End Date: 2016-05-07

Equipment Used: GoPro camera, HYPACK, Grab sampler

Information to be Derived: grain size, seafloor character

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: The mini-SEABOSS was used to collected photos, videos and sediment samples at 55 sampling sites in Nantucket Sound aboard the R/V Rafael between on May 2-7, 2016. Navigation was determined with the Rafael's Hemisphere GPS receiver.

Staff: Seth Ackerman, Dann Blackwood, Laura Brothers, Barry Irwin, William Schwab

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Mini Sea Boss operations were conducted North of Nantucket as part of an agreement with MA CZM to map the geology of MA waters.

Location:

North of Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States, Atlantic Ocean

Boundaries
North: 41.45424225 South: 41.30149473 West: -70.3221 East: -69.97301636

Platform(s):

photo of Rafael
Rafael

Publications

Huntley, E.C., Ackerman, S.D., Brothers, L.L., Blackwood, D.S., Irwin, B.J., and Pendleton, E.A., 2020, Sea-floor sediment and imagery data collected in Nantucket Sound, Massachusetts, 2016 and 2017: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9UK5IOF.

Portals/Viewers

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GoPro camera --- Photo
Video
HYPACK --- Navigation
Grab sampler --- Biology
Geology

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