Field Activity 2014-066-FA

Identifier 2014-066-FA
Purpose Collect sediment samples and seabed imagery for geological mapping project.
Location Stellwagen Bank, Massachusetts, United States, North America, Gulf of Maine, North Atlantic
Summary Visited locations within Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. A customized Van Veen grab sampler (SEABOSS) equipped with a video camera and a conductivity, temperature, and depth (CTD) instrument was deployed in drift mode to collect sediment for grain-size analysis, video imagery of the seabed, and measurements of water column properties. Total stations 44; total CTD casts 43; total sediment samples 28; total video drifts (3.1 to 9.4 min, 0.7 to 2.1 gigabytes) 44; total seabed images 88; total sediment sample images 0.
Info derived Sediment samples and seabed imagery
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. Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2014-055-FA
Projects
Platform
Auk
Length: 50 feet; Beam: 20 feet.
Itinerary
Start Scituate, MA 2014-11-10
End Scituate, MA 2014-11-10
Days in the field 1
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: Environmental Data, Imagery, Location-Elevation, Sampling
Data type: CTD, Photo, Video, Navigation, Geology, 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/2014-066-FA/data/logs/2014-066-FA_log.pdf
Format PDF
Media type Paper

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.
2014-066-FA_station_summary(37985)
Description Station and data summary for data collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank
Data types
Photo
Video
Geology
Format shapefile; XLSX; CSV
Amount 44 stations
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9EQM8MK
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/field_activities/2014_066_fa/2014-066-FA_station_data_summary_meta.xml
Contact
Seabed samples(37986)
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 shapefile; CSV; XLSX
Amount 28 stations
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

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).
2014-066-FA_nav(37989)
Description Navigation data collectd aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank
Data types
Navigation
Format text;
Amount 11 MB
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9EQM8MK
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/field_activities/2014_066_fa/2014-066-FA_nav_meta.xml
Contact

Description and usage history of this equipment

35 mm camera
Photo
(no data)
(No data records have been reported for this equipment)

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.
2014-066-FA_CTD(37984)
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 43 casts
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9FWFLPD
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/field_activities/2014_066_fa/2014-066-FA_CTD_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.
2014-066-FA_SeabedImages(37988)
Description Seabed still images collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank
Data types
Photo
Format JPEG;
Amount 44 MB; 88 images
Comments These are grab images from GoPro video.
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9EQM8MK
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/field_activities/2014_066_fa/2014-066-FA_SeabedImages_meta.xml
Contact
2014-066-FA_video_driftlines(37987)
Description Video transects of the sea floor collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank
Data types
Video
Format shapefile
Amount 44 drift lines
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9EQM8MK
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/field_activities/2014_066_fa/2014-066-FA_video_driftlines_meta.xml
Contact

Description and usage history of this equipment

Publications

Samples collected during this field activity

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