USGS - science for a changing world

USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

Field Activity Details for field activity Z107SC

AKA: none

Other ID: Z-1-07-SC

Status: Completed

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

Funding Program(s):

Principal Investigator(s): James Conrad, Peter Dartnell

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): David Finlayson

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

Scientific Purpose/Goals: Conduct sea floor mapping operations in support of surficial geologic and benthic habitat mapping within State waters of the Santa Barbara Channel. Also, to map the distribution of natural gas seeps.


Start Port/Location: Santa Barbara

End Port/Location: Ventura

Start Date: 2007-06-26

End Date: 2007-07-15

Equipment Used: Submetrix, subbottomprofiler, YoNav, underwatervideo, Chirp

Information to be Derived: bathymetry, acoustic backscatter, sub-bottom profiles, sea floor video, and navigation

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Michael Boyle, Peter Dartnell, Brian Edwards, David Finlayson, Larry Kooker, Diane Minasian, Thomas Reiss, Peter Triezenberg

Affiliate Staff:
Eleyne Phillips - sea floor video interpretation
Merit McCrea - UC Santa Barbara biologist

Notes: Mob/Patch; June 26 - June 28: Kooker, Boyle, Finlayson, Dartnell Leg1 (sub-x and chirp); June 28 - July 8: Kooker, Boyle, Finlayson, mammal watcher, Dartnell (thru 7/2), Conrad (7/3 - 7/8) Leg2 (video); July 9 - 14: Hatcher, Edwards, Phillips, Dartnell, McCrea Demob; July 15: Boyle (?), Hatcher, Dartnell files on /imgarc2/Z-1-07-SC

Staff information imported from InfoBank
Pete Dartnell - chief scientist
Jamie Conrad (chief scientist) - co
Mike Boyle - mechanical technician
Larry Kooker - electronics technician
David Finlayson - sea floor mapper
Brian Edwards - sea floor video interpretation
Eleyne Phillips - sea floor video interpretation
Merit McCrea - UC Santa Barbara biologist
Diane Minasian - mammal observer
Peter Triezenberg - mammal observer
Tom Reiss - onshore survey support


Santa Barbara Channel

North: 34.46856 South: 34.06501 West: -120.3165 East: -119.12616


photo of Zephyr


Johnson, S.Y., Dartnell, P., Cochrane, G.R., Golden, N.E., Phillips, E.L., Ritchie, A.C., Kvitek, R.G., Greene, H.G., Krigsman, L.M., Endris, C.A., Clahan, K.B., Sliter, R.W., Wong, F.L., Yoklavich, M.M., and Normark, W.R.(S.Y.J., ed.), 2012, California State Waters Map Series--Hueneme Canyon and vicinity, California: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3225, 41 p.


FAN Z107SC has data viewable in the CMGP Video and Photograph Portal. View the data in this application here. See the instructions for working with this application.

Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Submetrix --- Sub Bottom Profiler
subbottomprofiler --- Sub Bottom Profiler
YoNav --- Navigation
Best file with nav in ArcInfo E00 format
Global positioning system (GPS) data (Provisional best file)
underwatervideo --- Video
Chirp --- Boomer

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
Questions or Comments? Contact CMGDS Team