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Field Activity Details for field activity 2019-008-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): National Seafloor Mapping and Benthic Habitat Studies: Atlantic (LQ000FO)

Principal Investigator(s): Page Valentine

Affiliate Investigator(s): Dr. David Wylie, SBNMS

Information Specialist(s): Dann Blackwood

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect seabed sediment samples for geological mapping project

Vehicle(s):

Start Port/Location: Scituate, MA

End Port/Location: Scituate, MA

Start Date: 2019-07-26

End Date: 2019-08-03

Equipment Used: SBE 19plus V2 SeaCAT Profiler CTD, Nikon 7100 digital camera, SeaBOSS, Furuno satellite compass SC-30, GoPro camera

Information to be Derived: Sediment samples for geological mapping

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: See 2019-008-FA for details.

Staff: Dann Blackwood

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Travel to and from Scituate, MA for day-cruises to Stellwagen Bank.

CTD required as for previous cruises.

Load Auk in Scituate, MA




Location:

Stellwagen Bank NMS

Boundaries
North: 42.5 South: 42 West: -70.5 East: -70

Platform(s):

photo of Auk
Auk

Publications

Valentine, P.C., and Cross, V.A., 2020, Sea-floor sediment samples, seabed imagery, and CTD instrument data collected on Stellwagen Bank in July and August, 2019, U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2019-008-FA: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P93ATKSC.

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Documents associated with this activity

Title Survey Equipment Description
Cruise log (document not focused on specific equipment) Acquisition and observation logs for seabed video and sediment samples collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
SBE 19plus V2 SeaCAT Profiler CTDIn addition to the CTD water column profiling, the CTD is equipped with auxiliary sensors to measure fluorescence and turbidity. The instrument was mounted on the SEABOSS frame.CTD
Fluorescence
Turbidity
2019-008-FA_CTD (Conductivity-temperature-depth, fluorescence and turbidity data collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (text files).)
Nikon 7100 digital cameraImages were taken of the surface of the grab samples while still in the grab sampler.Photo
2019-008-FA_SampleImages (Grab sample still images collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (JPEG image format. EXIF headers have been added to include navigation and other meta tags).)
SeaBOSSThe SEABed Observation and Sampling System (SEABOSS) was used to collect sediment samples with a modified Van Veen sampler and video images of the seabed with GoPro cameras mounted on the frame. A CTD was mounted horizontally on the SEABOSS frame.Surveys (biological)
Experiments (biological)
Species ID
Photo
Video
Geology
Biology
2019-008-FA_station_summary (Station and data summary for data collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (Geographic, WGS 84, point shapefile, XLSX and CSV formats))
2019-008-FA_sedsamples (Location and analyses of sediment samples collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (Geographic, WGS 84, point shapefile, XLSX and CSV formats).)
Furuno satellite compass SC-30The location information for stations was acquired from a satellite navigation receiver (Furuno satellite compass SC-30, GPS receiver) at two second intervals.Navigation
2019-008-FA_nav (Navigation data collectd aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (Geographic, WGS 84, XLSX and CSV formats).)
GoPro cameraSeabed video images were collected using a GoPro digital video camera mounted on SEABOSS to provide ground-truth information for geophysical datasets and are used in seabed interpretations. Frame-grab images were extracted from the video.Photo
Video
2019-008-FA_SeabedImages (Seabed still images collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (JPEG image format. EXIF headers have been added to include navigation and other meta tags).)
2019-008-FA_video_driftlines (Video transects of the sea floor collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (Geographic, WGS 84, polyline shapefile format).)

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