Other ID: none
Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Funding Program(s): National Seafloor Mapping and Benthic Habitat Studies: Atlantic (LQ000FO)
Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine
Affiliate Investigator(s): Dr. David Wylie, SBNMS
Information Specialist(s): Dann Blackwood
Data Type(s): Environmental Data: CTD, Imagery: Photo, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology, Environmental Data: Fluorescence, Environmental Data: Turbidity
Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect seabed sediment samples and seabed imagery for geological mapping project
Start Port/Location: Scituate, MA
End Port/Location: Scituate, MA
Start Date: 2017-09-12
End Date: 2017-09-14
Equipment Used: SBE 19plus V2 SeaCAT Profiler CTD, SeaBOSS, Nikon 7100 digital camera, Furuno satellite compass SC-30, GoPro camera
Information to be Derived: Sediment samples and seabed imagery for geological mapping
Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Visited locations within Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. A customized Van Veen grab sampler (SEABOSS) equipped with a video camera and a conductivity, temperature, and depth (CTD) instrument was deployed in drift mode to collect sediment for grain-size analysis, video imagery of the seabed, and measurements of water column properties. Total stations 57; total CTD casts 57; total sediment samples 49; total video drifts (3 to 13 min, 0.8 to 3.1 gigabytes) 57; total seabed images 114; total sediment sample images 101.
Staff: Dann Blackwood
Notes: Travel to and from Scituate, MA for day-cruises to Stellwagen Bank.
CTD required as for previous cruises.
Load Auk on Fri Aug 8 in Scituate, MA
Stellwagen Bank NMS
|North: 42.5||South: 42||West: -70.5||East: -70|
Valentine, P.C., and Cross, V.A., 2019, Location and analyses of sediment samples collected on Stellwagen Bank off Boston, Massachusetts from November 5, 2013 to April 30, 2019 on U.S. Geological Survey field activities: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9FWFLPD.
Valentine, P.C., and Cross, V.A., 2019, Sea-floor sediment samples, seabed imagery, and CTD instrument data collected on Stellwagen Bank in September 2017, U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2017-044-FA: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P9IL0LLO.
|Cruise log||(document not focused on specific equipment)||Acquisition and observation logs for seabed video and sediment samples collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank.|
|Survey Equipment||Survey Info||Data Type(s)||Data Collected|
|SBE 19plus V2 SeaCAT Profiler CTD||In addition to the CTD water column profiling, the CTD is equipped with auxiliary sensors to measure fluorescence and turbidity. The instruments were mounted on the SEABOSS frame.||CTD|
|2017-044-FA_CTD (Conductivity-temperature-depth data, along with fluorescence and turbidity data were collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (text files).)|
|SeaBOSS||The SEABed Observation and Sampling System (SEABOSS) was used to collect sediment samples with a modified Van Veen sampler and video images of the seabed with GoPro cameras mounted on the frame. A CTD was mounted horizontally on the SEABOSS frame.||Surveys (biological)|
|2017-044-FA_sedsamples (Location and analyses of sediment samples collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (Geographic, WGS 84, point shapefile, XLSX and CSV formats).)|
2017-044-FA_station_summary (Station and data summary for data collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (Geographic, WGS 84, point shapefile, XLSX and CSV formats))
|Nikon 7100 digital camera||A Nikon 7100 camera was used to take photos of the sediment sample in the grab sampler to document the texture of the seabed surface, the degree of disturbance during sampling, biological features such as worm tubes, and to estimate the volume of sediment collected.||Photo||2017-044-FA_SampleImages (Grab sample still images collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (JPEG image format. EXIF headers have been added to include navigation and other meta tags).)|
|Furuno satellite compass SC-30||The location information for stations was acquired from a satellite navigation receiver (Furuno satellite compass SC-30, GPS receiver) at two second intervals.||Navigation||2017-044-FA_nav (Navigation data collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (Geographic, WGS 84, XLSX and CSV formats).)|
|GoPro camera||Seabed video images were collected using a GoPro digital video camera mounted on SEABOSS to provide ground-truth information for geophysical datasets and are used in seabed interpretations. Frame-grab images were extracted from the video.||Photo|
|2017-044-FA_SeabedImages (Seabed still images collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (JPEG image format. EXIF headers have been added to include navigation and other meta tags).)|
2017-044-FA_video_driftlines (Video transects of the sea floor collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (Geographic, WGS 84, polyline shapefile format).)