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Field Activity Details for field activity 2021-620-FA

AKA: none

Other ID: 2021-313-FA

Status: Completed

Organization(s): USGS, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Funding Program(s): Other (Other)

Principal Investigator(s): Jonathan Warrick, Gerry Hatcher

Affiliate Investigator(s): Megan Fraser (NOAA) Shay Viehman (NOAA)

Information Specialist(s): Other

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Collect SQUID-5 imagery for structure-from-motion processing as part of collaboration with NOAA's Mission: Iconic Reefs project

Vehicle(s): None

Start Port/Location: Key West, FL

End Port/Location: Key West, FL

Start Date: 2021-05-05

End Date: 2021-05-19

Equipment Used: Trimble R7 , SQUID-5

Information to be Derived: Digital images, point clouds, DEMs

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: Digital Imagery, GNSS


Affiliate Staff:

Notes: This is a multi-center field activity in conjunction with the St. Petersburg center (2021-313-FA).


Eastern Dry Rocks reef off the coast of Key West, FL

North: 24.64701716 South: 24.35710549 West: -82.01840786 East: -81.80420747


photo of Rachel Carson (Florida Keys NMS)
Rachel Carson (Florida Keys NMS)


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 Eastern Dry Rocks coral reef, Florida, in May 2021, with derived point cloud, digital elevation model and orthomosaic of submerged topography: U.S. Geological Survey data release,


Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Trimble R7 --- Benchmarks
SQUID-5 --- Photo

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