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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2018-320-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s): National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards - NACCH (GX.19.MN00.F4J20.00)

Principal Investigator(s): Joseph Long

Affiliate Investigator(s): Ann Marie Lauritsen - USFWS

Information Specialist(s): David Thompson

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Transects, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: The goal of this project is to assess sea turtle nesting response on different template designs for nourished beaches and how these differ from a "natural beach".

Vehicle(s): Unknown

Start Port/Location: St. Petersburg, FL

End Port/Location: St. Petersburg, FL

Start Date: 2018-05-07

End Date: 2018-09-17

Equipment Used: SP80 GNSS Receiver, Ashtech ProFlex 800, GPS Pole, Collapsible Tripod

Information to be Derived: Beach elevation profiles and sea turtle nesting locations.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: GPS Elevations

Staff: David Thompson, Rangley Mickey, Joseph Long, Jennifer Brown

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Platform: Honda SxS 700-4 UTV
Vehicle: Ford F-350 Dually - Silver (GSA)

This FAN covers multiple surveys for the same project. On the first week of each month, surveys will be conducted on one day in Pinellas County and on the second week of each month, for two days in Brevard County.


Pinellas and Brevard Counties, FL

North: 28.4827678 South: 27.70376681 West: -82.96935831 East: -80.16174113




Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SP80 GNSS Receiver --- Navigation
Ashtech ProFlex 800 --- Benchmarks
GPS Pole --- Navigation
Collapsible Tripod --- Benchmarks

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