Field Activity 2013-044-FA

Identifier 2013-044-FA
Purpose Collect sediment samples, photos, video, and ctd data for substrate mapping on Stellwagen Bank in collaboration with Stellwagen NMS scientists.
Location Stellwagen Bank, Massachusetts, United States, North America, Gulf of Maine, North Atlantic;,
Summary Conducted 3 1-day cruises with RV Auk to Stellwagen Bank from Scituate, MA. Collected sediment samples, video and photo imagery, ctd water column profiles, navigation data.
Info derived Grain size analysis;Sea floor map;
Comments Mobilization will be on Friday, Nov 1 at the SBNMS dock at 75 Edward Foster Road, Scituate, MA. Demob at the same location. RV AUK is the SBNMS research vessel; 50 ft catamaran. Actual cruise dates were Nov 5, 15, and 21, 2013 Project = New England Benthic Habitats,
Platform
Auk
Length: 50 feet; Beam: 20 feet.
Itinerary
Start Scituate, MA 2013-11-05
End Scituate, MA 2013-11-21
Days in the field 3
Bounds
West -70.45687
East -70.13512
North 42.42265
South 42.16905

Personnel

Organization
384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators Page C Valentine
Crew members
Dann S Blackwood
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Page C Valentine
Specialist, Information
Affiliate principal Dr. David Wiley, Stellwagen Bank NMS

Data types and categories

Data category: Location-Elevation, Biological Field Study, Imagery, Sampling, Visual Identification, Environmental Data
Data type: Navigation, Experiments (biological), Surveys (biological), Photo, Video, Biology, Geology, Species ID, CTD

Documents: Notes and log books

Name Description
Cruise log - vol. 2 Volume 2 of the acquisition and observation logs for seabed video and sediment samples collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank.
Cruise log - vol. 1 Volume 1 of acquisition and observation logs for seabed video and sediment samples collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank.

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Furuno satellite compass SC-30 The location information for stations was acquired from a satellite navigation receiver (Furuno satellite compass SC-30, GPS receiver) at one second intervals. Navigation 1
SBE 19plus V2 SeaCAT Profiler CTD These data were collected with a Sea-Bird CTD (conductivity, temperature, depth) instrument - a SBE 19plus SeaCAT Profiler CTD. In addition to the CTD water column profiling, the CTD is equipped with auxiliary sensors to measure fluorescence and turbidity. This instrument was deployed on the USGS SEABed Observation and Sampling System (SEABOSS). The CTD is mounted horizontally on the SEABOSS frame and its maximum depth is approximately 1 meter above the seabed. CTD, Fluorescence, Turbidity 1
Canon G12 The camera was mounted on SEABOSS and used to take photos of the sea floor. The quality of the photos was extremely poor, so frame grabs of the GoPro video are used to provide the seabed still photos. Photo (no data reported)
SeaBOSS The SEABed Observation and Sampling System (SEABOSS) was used to collect sediment samples with a modified Van Veen sampler and video images of the seabed with GoPro cameras mounted on the frame. A CTD was mounted horizontally on the SEABOSS frame and its maximum depth is approximately 1 meter above the seabed. Surveys (biological), Experiments (biological), Species ID, Photo, Video, Geology, Biology 2
GoPro camera Seabed video images were collected using a GoPro digital video camera mounted on SEABOSS to provide ground-truth information for geophysical datasets and are used in seabed interpretations. Frame-grab images were extracted from the video. Photo, Video 2

Datasets

Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
2013-044-FA_nav Furuno satellite compass SC-30 Navigation data collectd aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (Geographic, WGS 84, XLSX and CSV formats). Page C Valentine
2013-044-FA_CTD SBE 19plus V2 SeaCAT Profiler CTD Conductivity-temperature-depth data, along with fluorescence and turbidity data were collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank. Page C Valentine
2013-044-FA_station_summary SeaBOSS Station and data summary for data collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank. Page C Valentine
stellwagen_2013_2019_sedsamps SeaBOSS Location and analyses of sediment samples collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank. The dataset contains samples from multiple cruises. Page C Valentine
2013-044-FA_SeabedImages GoPro camera Seabed still images collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (JPEG image format. EXIF headers have been added to include navigation and other meta tags). Page C Valentine
2013-044-FA_video_driftlines GoPro camera Video transects of the sea floor collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank. Page C Valentine

Publications

Samples collected during this field activity