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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2018-023-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Pending

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: 2018-09-05

End Date: 2018-09-07

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

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: Other

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Placeholder for one or two days in field. UAS mapping at Sandwich with regular and oblique photos, extra GCPs, and lots of transect points. May also include sediment sampling and Land-BOSS (to be developed).


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
Sample containers --- Biology
Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) --- Photo
Quadrats, digital under/above water camera --- Photo

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