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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2017-016-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Sea-level Rise Hazards and Decision Support (LQ00DXG)

Principal Investigator(s): Sara Zeigler

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Emily Sturdivant

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: biogeomorphic mapping of shorebird habitat


Start Port/Location: Nassawadox, VA

End Port/Location: Nassawadox, VA

Start Date: 2017-05-14

End Date: 2017-05-20

Equipment Used: Spectra Precision SP80

Information to be Derived: locations of shorebird nests, habitat characterizations

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Qualitatively surveyed the beaches. Collected elevations and positions along the high water line.

Staff: Ben Gutierrez, Emily Sturdivant, E. Robert Thieler, Sara Zeigler

Affiliate Staff:



Virginia Coast

North: 37.96233536 South: 37.04355733 West: -76.0364 East: -75.21374512


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on foot



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Spectra Precision SP80Staff walked along the high water line at several Virginia barrier islands with SP80 rovers triangulating from the Virginia CORS network. The methods did not follow a standardized protocol. Navigation
No data was collected

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