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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2018-002-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Pending

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

Funding Program(s): USGS GAS HYDRATES (LQ000FP)

Principal Investigator(s): Carolyn Ruppel

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Carolyn Ruppel

Data Type(s): Seismics: Air Gun / Water Gun, Seismics: Sonobuoy, Sonar: Single Beam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Acquire over 2000 line-km of MCS data with 210 in^3 GI-guns and sonobuoys (for long offsets) in the data gap for modern seismics on this margin; EK60/80 data


Start Port/Location: Lewes, DE

End Port/Location: Lewes, DE

Start Date: 2018-08-08

End Date: 2018-08-28

Equipment Used: SIMRAD EK60, Other

Information to be Derived: gas hydrate distribution, geohazards

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Wayne Baldwin, Emile Bergeron, David Foster, Eric Moore, Alexander Nichols, Other

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Nathan Miller co PI

Large amount of equipment being borrowed from Scripps

Project will require an IHA from NMFS (MMPA) and a biological opinion from OPR (ESA). IHA is expected on 6 August 2018


Mid-Atlantic margin, 35 nm south of Hudson Canyon to approximately Cape Hatteras, 100 m to 3500 m water depth

North: 40.3831667 South: 34.13913012 West: -75.44311523 East: -71.02986654


photo of Hugh R. Sharp
Hugh R. Sharp



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SIMRAD EK60 --- Surveys
Single Beam
Other --- --- ---

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