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Field Activity Details for field activity 2019-014-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Pending

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

Funding Program(s): CMG-WH Core Competency - Marine Technology (LQ000GU)

Principal Investigator(s): William Danforth

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): William Danforth

Data Type(s): Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Boomer, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Multibeam

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Test geophysical gear in preparation for 2019 field season


Start Port/Location: Sandwich, MA

End Port/Location: Sandwich, MA

Start Date: 2019-04-15

End Date: 2019-06-17

Equipment Used: Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i, POS-MV, S-Boom seismic source, GeoEel 8-channel streamer, Reson T20-P

Information to be Derived: test results

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: A variety of systems were deployed off the R/V Rafael to ensure that the equipment was functioning properly in preparation for the 2019 summer field season, and that no repairs or modifications had to made to the geophysical/navigation gear.

Staff: William Danforth, David Foster, Barry Irwin, Eric Moore, Alexander Nichols, Charles Worley

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: No data were collected during this field effort.


Cape Cod Bay

North: 41.85933357 South: 41.71495519 West: -70.51712036 East: -70.24383545


photo of Rafael



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i --- Sub Bottom Profiler
POS-MV --- Navigation
S-Boom seismic source --- Boomer
GeoEel 8-channel streamer --- Air Gun / Water Gun
Bubble Gun
Reson T20-P --- Multibeam
Water column reflectivity

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