Field Activity 2015-017-FA

Identifier 2015-017-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 61; total CTD casts 60; total sediment samples 52; total video drifts (3.5 to 14.2 min, 0.8 to 3.1 gigabytes) 60; total seabed images 120; total sediment sample images 0.
Info derived Sediment samples and seabed imagery for geological mapping project.
Comments Mobilization will be on Friday, May 8, 2015 at SBNMS in Scituate. 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 2015-05-18
End Scituate, MA 2015-06-03
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: Environmental Data, Imagery, Location-Elevation, Sampling
Data type: CTD, Photo, Video, Navigation, Geology

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 two second to eleven second intervals.
2015-017-FA_nav(38264)
Description Navigation data collectd aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (Geographic, WGS 84, XLSX and CSV formats).
Data types
Navigation
Format XLSX, CSV
Amount 3 MB
Version 1
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9BG490P
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/field_activities/2015_017_fa/2015-017-FA_nav_meta.xml
Contact

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.
2015-017-FA_station_summary(38268)
Description Station and data summary for data collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (Geographic, WGS 84, point shapefile, XLSX and CSV formats)
Data types
Surveys (biological)
Geology
Biology
Format XLSX, CSV, shapefile
Amount < 1 MB
Version 1
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9BG490P
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/field_activities/2015_017_fa/2015-017-FA_station_data_summary_meta.xml
stellwagen_2103_2019_sedsamps(38269)
Description Sediment samples for this field activity (as well as 19 additional field activities) collected on Stellwagen Bank.
Data types
Geology
Format shapefile, CSV, XLSX
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

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.
2015-017-FA_SeabedImages(38266)
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 62 MB
Version 1
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9BG490P
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/field_activities/2015_017_fa/2015-017-FA_SeabedImages_meta.xml
Contact
2015-017-FA_video_driftlines(38265)
Description Video transects of the sea floor collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (Geographic, WGS 84, polyline shapefile format).
Data types
Video
Format shapefile;
Amount < 1 MB
Version 1
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9BG490P
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/field_activities/2015_017_fa/2015-017-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. The instrument was mounted on the SEABOSS frame.
2015-017-FA_CTD(38267)
Description Conductivity-temperature-depth, fluorescence and turbidity data collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (text files).
Data types
CTD
Turbidity
Fluorescence
Format TEXT
Amount < 1 MB
Version 1
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9BG490P
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/field_activities/2015_017_fa/2015-017-FA_CTD_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

Publications

Samples collected during this field activity

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