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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity 2018-639-FA

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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): co-PIs: Danielle Lipski (NOAA Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary) and Jan Roletto (NOAA Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary)

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

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 NOAA ship 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
GPS --- Navigation
Remotely Operated Vehicle --- Photo
underwatervideo --- Video
Ground truthing obsvervations --- Ground Truthing

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