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 -70.4224
East -70.19165
North 42.28544
South 42.10637

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, Time Series, Environmental Data
Data type: Navigation, Experiments (biological), Surveys (biological), Photo, Video, Biology, Geology, Species ID, CTD

Documents: Notes and log books

Cruise log - vol. 2

Name Cruise log - vol. 2
Description Volume 2 of the acquisition and observation logs for seabed video and sediment samples collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank.
Digital location https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/data/field-activity-data/2013-044-FA/data/logs/2013-044-FA_log_vol2.pdf
Format PDF
Physical location Page Valentine's office
Media type Paper

Cruise log - vol. 1

Name Cruise log - vol. 1
Description Volume 1 of acquisition and observation logs for seabed video and sediment samples collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank.
Digital location https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/data/field-activity-data/2013-044-FA/data/logs/2013-044-FA_log_vol1.pdf
Format PDF
Physical location Page Valentine's office
Media type Paper

Equipment and datasets

Equipment or measuring device
Furuno satellite compass SC-30
Navigation
1
The location information for stations was acquired from a satellite navigation receiver (Furuno satellite compass SC-30, GPS receiver) at one second intervals.
2013-044-FA_nav(28173)
Description Navigation data collectd aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (Geographic, WGS 84, XLSX and CSV formats).
Data types
Navigation
Format text
Amount 7 MB
Version 1
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9N8YJL1
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/field_activities/2013_044_fa/2013-044-FA_nav_meta.xml
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Processor

Description and usage history of this equipment

SBE 19plus V2 SeaCAT Profiler CTD
CTD, Fluorescence, Turbidity
1
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.
2013-044-FA_CTD(15232)
Description Conductivity-temperature-depth data, along with fluorescence and turbidity data were collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank.
Data types
CTD
Turbidity
Fluorescence
Format text
Amount < 1 MB
Version 1
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9N8YJL1
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/field_activities/2013_044_fa/2013-044-FA_CTD_meta.xml
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Processor

Description and usage history of this equipment

Canon G12
Photo
(no data)
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.
(No data records have been reported for this equipment)

Description and usage history of this equipment

SeaBOSS
Surveys (biological), Experiments (biological), Species ID, Photo, Video, Geology, Biology
2
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.
2013-044-FA_station_summary(15235)
Description Station and data summary for data collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank.
Data types
Photo
Video
Geology
Format XLSX, CSV, shapefile
Amount < 1 MB
Version 1
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9N8YJL1
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/field_activities/2013_044_fa/2013-044-FA_station_data_summary_meta.xml
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Processor
stellwagen_2013_2019_sedsamps(15236)
Description Location and analyses of sediment samples collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank. The dataset contains samples from multiple cruises.
Data types
Geology
Format XLSX, CSV, shapefile
Amount < 1 MB
Version 1
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9FWFLPD
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/SB_data_release/DR_P9FWFLPD/stellwagen_2013_2019_sedsamps.xml
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Processor

Description and usage history of this equipment

GoPro camera
Photo, Video
2
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.
2013-044-FA_SeabedImages(15234)
Description 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).
Data types
Photo
Format JPEG
Amount 41 MB
Version 1
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9N8YJL1
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/field_activities/2013_044_fa/2013-044-FA_SeabedImages_meta.xml
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Processor
2013-044-FA_video_driftlines(15233)
Description Video transects of the sea floor collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank.
Data types
Video
Format polyline shapefile
Amount < 1 MB
Version 1
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9N8YJL1
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/field_activities/2013_044_fa/2013-044-FA_video_driftlines_meta.xml
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Processor

Description and usage history of this equipment

Publications

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