Field Activity 2014-055-FA

Identifier 2014-055-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 Sediment samples, photos, video, and CTD data for substrate mapping on Stellwagen Bank.
Info derived Grain size, Sea floor map
Comments Mobilization will be on Sunday Sep 21, 2014 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.
Projects
Platform
Auk
Length: 50 feet; Beam: 20 feet.
Itinerary
Start Scituate, MA 2014-09-22
End Scituate, MA 2014-09-26
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: Imagery, Location-Elevation, Sampling, Environmental Data
Data type: Photo, Video, Navigation, Geology, CTD, Fluorescence, Turbidity

Documents: Notes and log books

Cruise log

Name Cruise log
Description 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/2014-055-FA/data/logs/2014-055-FA_log.pdf
Format PDF
Media type Paper
Contact Page C Valentine

Equipment and datasets

Equipment or measuring device
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.
2014-055-FA_station_summary(37980)
Description Station and data summary for data collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank
Data types
Photo
Video
Geology
Biology
Format XLSX; CSV
Amount 51 stations
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9NK9AJP
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/field_activities/2014_055_fa/2014-055-FA_station_data_summary_meta.xml
Contact
Sea-floor samples(37978)
Description Location and analyses of sediment samples collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank for this field activity and 19 additional field activities.
Data types
Geology
Format CSV; XLSX
Amount 38 sample analyses
Comments These data were released as a part of a compilation of the sample analyses from 20 field activities.
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
Contact

Description and usage history of this equipment

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).
2014-055-FA_nav(37983)
Description Navigation data collectd aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank
Data types
Navigation
Format text
Amount 5 MB
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9NK9AJP
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/field_activities/2014_055_fa/2014-055-FA_nav_meta.xml
Contact

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.
2014-055-FA_SeabedImages(37982)
Description Seabed still images collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank
Data types
Photo
Format JPEG
Amount 49 MB; 100 images
Comments These are screen grabs from the original video.
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9NK9AJP
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/field_activities/2014_055_fa/2014-055-FA_SeabedImages_meta.xml
Contact
2014-055-FA_video_driftlines(37981)
Description Video transects of the sea floor collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank
Data types
Video
Format shapefile
Amount 51 video tracks
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9NK9AJP
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/field_activities/2014_055_fa/2014-055-FA_video_driftlines_meta.xml
Contact

Description and usage history of this equipment

SBE 19plus V2 SeaCAT Profiler CTD
CTD, Fluorescence, Turbidity
1
In addition to the CTD water column profiling, the CTD is equipped with auxiliary sensors to measure fluorescence and turbidity.
2014-055-FA_CTD(37979)
Description Conductivity-temperature-depth, fluorescence and turbidity data collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank
Data types
CTD
Turbidity
Fluorescence
Format text;
Amount 50 stations
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9NK9AJP
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/field_activities/2014_055_fa/2014-055-FA_CTD_meta.xml
Contact

Description and usage history of this equipment

Canon G12
Photo
(no data)
Still photos taken with the Canon G12 mounted in housing on SEABOSS. Due to the low quality of the photos, grab images from the GoPro video camera were used for mapping purposes.
(No data records have been reported for this equipment)

Description and usage history of this equipment

Publications

Samples collected during this field activity

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