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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2018-049-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): Walter Barnhardt

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Seth Ackerman

Data Type(s): Sampling: Geology, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Imagery: Video, Imagery: Photo

Scientific Purpose/Goals: To collect geologic framework information from inner shelf and inlet (where possible) for coastal-change studies


Start Port/Location: Bass River, NJ

End Port/Location: Bass River, NJ

Start Date: 2018-10-21

End Date: 2018-10-26

Equipment Used: DGPS, SeaBOSS, GoPro camera, SeaViewer 6000 HD Sea-Drop video camera

Information to be Derived: surficial geology, etc

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Occupied ~70 sites over 2 days (Oct 22-23, 2018 - JD 295-296) aboard the R/V Petrel. SEABOSS with SeaViewer HD video camera and 2 GoPro cameras (one oblique down on miniSEABOSS as usual, another on arm extended out and down-facing. GoPro was time synced regularly to UTC using Camera Studio software on AckBookPro. Calibration photos were taken to ensure that GoPros and Video were synced. Navigation was DGPS from the R/V Petrel (Hemisphere Vecor VS330 (WGS 84)). Antenna aft stbd side on wheelhouse ~3 meters to the deployment point. Logging Petrel DGPS to DataBridge CF car; and into ArcMap GPS via Plugable usb to serial adapter on AckBookPro (parallels Win10) - saving 1 second point as Esri shp. Offset to the sampler deployment spot (from GPS antenna to the extended block 18 feet aft; 5 feet port). This offset is NOT accounted for in the SEABOSS position.

Staff: Other , Wayne Baldwin, Seth Ackerman

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Funding project is LQ00-GHY3000. This is a sampling survey to compliment the geophysical survey done in May 2018.
Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2018-001-FA


Little Egg Inlet, New Jersey, United States, Atlantic Ocean

North: 39.56970507 South: 39.4243 West: -74.45983887 East: -74.22515869


photo of R/V Petrel - Stockton University
R/V Petrel - Stockton University



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
GoPro camera --- Photo
SeaViewer 6000 HD Sea-Drop video camera --- Video
DGPS --- Navigation
SeaBOSS --- Experiments (biological)
Surveys (biological)
Species ID

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