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Field Activity Details for field activity 2016-030-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Barrier Evolution (MN00F1F)

Principal Investigator(s): Christopher Sherwood

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Ellyn Montgomery

Data Type(s): Sonar: Single Beam, Sonar: Sidescan, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Jetyak operations to map Sandwich Town Beach nearshore


Start Port/Location: Sandwich, MA

End Port/Location: Sandwich, MA

Start Date: 2016-06-06

End Date: 2016-06-08

Equipment Used: Spectra Precision SP80, Humminbird 898c HD SI Combo (Jetyak)

Information to be Derived: bathymetry, backscatter, navigation

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Jetyak bathymetric/backscatter survey of the nearshore was completed

Staff: Daniel Nowacki, Marinna Martini, Ann Luppino, Barry Irwin, Sandra Brosnahan, Jonathan Borden

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: The RTK-GPS system we are using is a Spectra SP80. We are also using a Hemisphere GPS heading system installed on the jetyak.

Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2016-006-FA.

Platform used for sidescan/bathymetry/navigation is the USGS modified kayak named the jetyak.


Sandwich Town Neck Beach, Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, United States, Atlantic Ocean

North: 41.78503467 South: 41.73478262 West: -70.4908 East: -70.42205817



Danforth, W.W., Sherwood, C.R., Martini, M.A., Borden, J., Brosnahan, S.M.,, 2018, Sidescan sonar, single beam bathymetry, and navigation collected offshore of Sandwich Beach in 2016, U.S. Geological Field Activity 2016-030-FA: doi: 10.5066/P9TJIM2M.


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Spectra Precision SP80Two receivers were used to collect satellite range and position data, one located on Sandwich Beach (base), and one located on the jetyak (rover).Navigation
Humminbird 898c HD SI Combo (Jetyak)A Humminbird 898c HD SI Combo GPS/Fish Finder remote sensing instrument was used to collect sidescan, single beam bathymetry, and DGPS navigation. The equipment is mounted in the hull of the jetyakNavigation
Single Beam

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