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Field Activity Details for field activity S105SC

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AKA: S-2-05-SC, S205SC

Other ID: S-1-05-SC, S-2-05-SC

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s): National Seafloor Mapping and Benthic Habitat Studies (MU195)

Principal Investigator(s): Guy Cochrane, Peter Dartnell

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): James Conrad, Nadine Golden

Data Type(s): Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Sonar: Sidescan, Sonar: Sound Velocity

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Seafloor mapping using SEASwath sonar and video groundtruthing to characterize substrate type near offshore oil platforms in Santa barbara Channel and in the Channel Islands Marine Sanctuary


Start Port/Location: Santa Barbara Harbor

End Port/Location: Santa Barbara Harbor

Start Date: 2005-08-07

End Date: 2005-08-27

Equipment Used: underwatervideo, GPS, sidescansonar, Soundvelocityprofiler, Submetrix

Information to be Derived: "Bathymetry, Acoustic Backscatter, Water-Bottom Video"

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered: "Collected 200 square km of sonar data, and video data around Oil Platforms A, B, Hillhouse, Henry, Houchin, and Hogan. Mapped a second contiguous area to the northeast, south of Carpenteria."

Staff: Michael Boyle, Gerry Hatcher, Andy Stevenson

Affiliate Staff:
Donna Schroeder (UCSB) - Biologist
Luman Moody (NOAA) - Ship Captain

Notes: only one ID assigned to 2 legs; some data labeled S205SC, so added as AKA
files on /imgarc2/S-1-05-SC

Staff information imported from InfoBank
Guy Cochrane (USGS) - Chief Scientist
Pete Dartnell (USGS) - Chief Scientist
Mike Boyle (USGS) - Electronics Technician
Gerry Hatcher (USGS) - Electronics Technician
Jamie Conrad (USGS) - Information Specialist
Andy Stevenson (USGS) - Data Processing Advisor
Nadine Golden (USGS) - Information Specialist
Donna Schroeder (UCSB) - Biologist
Luman Moody (NOAA) - Ship Captain


Santa Barbara Channel

North: 34.40914 South: 34.25997 West: -119.693 East: -119.46881


photo of Shearwater


Barnard, P.L., Revell, David L., Eshleman, Jodi L., and Mustain, Neomi, 2008, Carpinteria Coastal Processes Study, 2005-2007; Final Report: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1412,


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Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
underwatervideo --- Video
GPS --- Navigation
Best file with nav in ArcInfo E00 format
Global positioning system (GPS) data s-1-05-sc.060_lines (Provisional best file)
Survey information
sidescansonar --- Sidescan
Soundvelocityprofiler --- Sound Velocity
Submetrix --- Sub Bottom Profiler

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