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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2018-639-FA

AKA: none

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Marine Geomorphology, Evolution, and Habitats (ZP00FE6)

Principal Investigator(s): Guy Cochrane

Affiliate Investigator(s): Danielle Lipski

Information Specialist(s): Guy Cochrane

Data Type(s): Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Biology, Visual Identification: Ground Truthing

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Benthic habitat ROV video and biologic sampling cruise

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location:

End Port/Location:

Start Date: 2018-07-29

End Date: 2018-08-10

Equipment Used: Ground truthing obsvervations, GPS, underwatervideo, Remotely Operated Vehicle

Information to be Derived: Ground truth for seafloor habitat maps, seafloor video, ROV navigation

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: USGS will not be primary repository of data. Data will reside with NOAA

Staff: Guy Cochrane

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: USGS will not be primary repository of data.
NOAA ROV will be deployed from the R/V Bell M. Shimada for NOAA habitat assessment and USGS ground truth for habitat mapping within the Cordell Bank and Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuaries


Cordell Bank, California

North: 39 South: 37.722 West: -124.33 East: -123.145


Bell M. Shimada



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Ground truthing obsvervations --- Ground Truthing
GPS --- Navigation
underwatervideo --- Video
Remotely Operated Vehicle --- Photo

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