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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2018-022-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Cancelled

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

Funding Program(s): Remote Sensing Coastal Change (ZP00GJA), Barrier Evolution (MN00F1F)

Principal Investigator(s): Christopher Sherwood

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Ellyn Montgomery

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Sampling: Geology

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Monitor coastal erosion, test ability to map grain size using UAS.


Start Port/Location: Sandwich, MA

End Port/Location: Sandwich, MA

Start Date: 2018-04-23

End Date: 2018-04-26

Equipment Used: Quadrats, digital under/above water camera, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), Sample containers

Information to be Derived: Map coastal morphology, texture, and vegetation. Hand samples and photos to ground-truth UAS data.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Seth Ackerman, Jonathan Borden, Sandra Brosnahan, Ellyn Montgomery, Elizabeth Pendleton, Christopher Sherwood

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2018-019-FA


Sandwich Town Neck Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, United States, Atlantic Ocean

North: 41.77704062 South: 41.75584443 West: -70.50235748 East: -70.45971749


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Quadrats, digital under/above water camera --- Photo
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) --- Photo
Sample containers --- Biology

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