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Field Activity Details for field activity 2016-342-FA

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Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, Coastal Carolina University

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Jennifer Miselis

Affiliate Investigator(s): Paul Gayes, Coastal Carolina University

Information Specialist(s): Noreen Buster

Data Type(s): Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Multibeam, Sonar: Sidescan, Sonar: Sound Velocity

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect reconnaissance geophysical data from the inner shelf of the Cape Canaveral Coastal System.

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: Cape Canaveral, FL

End Port/Location: Cape Canaveral, FL

Start Date: 2016-06-13

End Date: 2016-06-17

Equipment Used: Other, Multibeam Bathymetry System, Other, Chirp 512i, Klein Side Scan

Information to be Derived: bathymetry, side scan sonar, and seismic reflection data

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: 1) processed elevation point data (xyz) and digital elevation model (DEM), 2) processed images of backscatter and side scan sonar (SSS), and 3) chirp subbottom profile data (segy and jpg).

Staff: Jennifer Miselis

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with Coastal Carolina University (via SC Sea Grant). Data collected will be processed by CCU.

Kongsberg EM3002D dual-head multibeam sonar system and Applied Microsystems smart SV were used for bathymetry and an EdgeTech 512i for seismic acquisition.


Cape Canaveral, FL

North: 28.86568236 South: 28.32993705 West: -80.7536 East: -80.45300632




Buster, N.A., Miselis, J.L., Okano, S., Gayes, P.T., Hill, J.C., 2017, Coastal geophysical data collected in 2016 nearshore Cape Canaveral, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Other --- --- ---
Multibeam Bathymetry System --- Multibeam (Processed elevation point data (xyz)) (Interpolated digital elevation model (DEM))
Other --- --- ---
Chirp 512i --- Sub Bottom Profiler (Chirp subbottom profile images) (Chirp subbottom profile data)
Klein Side Scan --- Sidescan (Processed backscatter geoTIFF image) (Processed side scan sonar geoTIFF image)

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