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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2017-031-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Estuarine Processes, Hazards, and Ecosystems (LQ00G3S)

Principal Investigator(s): Neil Kamal Ganju

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Steven Suttles

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To quantify critical sediment transport parameters of diverse wetland complexes within 4 NCBN parks, Cape Cod NS, Fire Island NS, Gateway NRA and Assateague Island NS in order to inform management efforts. Suspended-sediment concentration data over tidal and seasonal timescales and will directly inform and improve the predications developed as part of the marsh modeling effort for these parks.


Start Port/Location: Jamaica Bay, NY

End Port/Location: Great South Bay, NY

Start Date: 2017-05-09

End Date: 2017-05-11

Equipment Used: GPS - Handheld

Information to be Derived: Recon trip for site selection in Jamaica Bay, NY and Great South Bay, NY

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Recon trip. No data collected.

Staff: Neil Kamal Ganju, Steven Suttles

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Recon trip. No data collected.


Jamaica Bay, NY and Great South Bay, NY

North: 40.79548801 South: 40.53227989 West: -73.96957397 East: -72.77356296


Small Power Boat Class A


Nowacki, D. J., Suttles, S.E., Ganju, N.K., Montgomery, E.T. and Martini, M.A., 2019, Oceanographic and water quality measurements collected in Jamaica Bay, NY and Great South Bay, NY, August 2017–June 2018: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GPS - Handheld --- Navigation

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