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Field Activity Details for field activity 2021-301-FA

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Other ID: none

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): Remote Sensing of Coastal Change - RSCC (GX.20.MN00.GSW72.00)

Principal Investigator(s): Kimberly Yates, David Zawada

Affiliate Investigator(s): Jon Warrick (PCMSC)

Information Specialist(s): Christine Kranenburg

Data Type(s): Imagery: Photo, Location-Elevation: Navigation

Scientific Purpose/Goals: SQUID-5 mapping in wider Looe Key, FL area in collaboration with EPIC project, PCMSC staff, and Mote Marine staff. Objectives are to map Mote's coral outplant sites, important elevation change areas, and test additional SQUID-5 capabilities.

Vehicle(s): Ford Explorer Blue, Ford F-350 Dually Grey (GSA), Ford F-350 Dually White (GSA)

Start Port/Location: St Petersburg, Florida

End Port/Location: St Petersburg, Florida

Start Date: 2021-07-11

End Date: 2021-07-31

Equipment Used:

Information to be Derived: Imagery for Structure-from-Motion processing to produce digital elevation models of the targeted areas.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Field work was successfully completed. See data release

Staff: Zachery Fehr, Christine Kranenburg, Mitchell Lemon, Hunter Wilcox, Kimberly Yates, David Zawada

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: This is a joint field activity between the Santa Cruz and St. Petersburg USGS offices, as well as Mote Marine Laboratory.

Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2019-630-FA


Looe Key, Big Pine Key, Florida

North: 24.63203815 South: 24.53463083 West: -81.45126343 East: -81.27685444


photo of Halimeda
photo of Sallenger


Hatcher, G.A., Kranenbug, C.J., Warrick, J.A., Bosse, S.T., Zawada, D.G., Yates, K.K., and Johnson, S.A., 2022, Overlapping seabed images and location data acquired using the SQUID-5 system at Looe Key, Florida, in July 2021, with structure-from-motion derived point cloud, digital elevation model and orthomosaic of submerged topography: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


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