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Field Activity Details for field activity 2019-326-FA

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Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): James Flocks

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Joseph Fredericks

Data Type(s): Sonar: Multibeam, Sonar: Sound Velocity

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Seafloor change/sediment budget assessment, Gulf Islands National Seashore (Santa Rosa Island, FL).


Start Port/Location: Santa Rosa Island, FL

End Port/Location: Santa Rosa Island, FL

Start Date: 2019-06-14

End Date: 2019-07-03

Equipment Used: Multibeam Bathymetry System, Castaway-CTD

Information to be Derived: Processed XYZ mulitbeam bathymetry data points referenced to the ellipsoid, digital elevation model, and subbottom profiles.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Collected 332 MBES lines and 89 SVPs. Due to time constraints, chirp data collection was delayed and will commence in May 2020.

Staff: Andrew Farmer, Joseph Fredericks

Affiliate Staff:



Santa Rosa Island, FL

North: 30.43446595 South: 30.25550857 West: -87.33856201 East: -86.49810791


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Farmer, A.S., Fredericks, J.J., Flocks, J.G., 2020, Coastal multibeam bathymetry data collected in 2019 off of Santa Rosa Island, Florida: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Multibeam Bathymetry System --- Multibeam
Santa_Rosa_Island_2019_ MBES_WGS84_UTM16N_xyz (Processed elevation point data (XYZ) as derived from a 1-meter grid provided in WGS84 (G1672))
Castaway-CTD --- Sound Velocity

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