Field Activity 2015-062-FA

Identifier 2015-062-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 Visited 75 locations on Stellwagen Bank at which a customized Van Veen grab sampler (SEABOSS) equipped with a video camera and a CTD was deployed in drift mode to collect sediment for grain-size analysis, video imagery of the seabed, and temperature, conductivity, and depth measurements of the water column.
Info derived Grain size, Sea floor map
Comments Mobilization will be on Friday, Oct 16, 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 2015-10-19
End Scituate, MA 2015-10-25
Days in the field 5
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, Turbidity, Fluorescence

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://dx.doi.org/10.5066/F7N015FS
Format PDF
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.
2015-062-FA_nav(26413)
Description Navigation data collectd aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank.
Data types
Navigation
Format CSV, XLSX
Digital location https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/data/field-activity-data/2015-062-FA/data/navigation/2015-062-FA_nav.zip
SD digital location https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/data/field-activity-data/2015-062-FA/
Supported? Yes
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Process? No
Public URL https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/data/field-activity-data/2015-062-FA/
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/field_activities/2015_062_fa/2015-062-FA_nav_meta.xml
Contact

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.
2015-062-FA_CTD(14415)
Description Conductivity-temperature-depth data collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank.
Data types
CTD
Turbidity
Fluorescence
Format text
Amount 72 casts (upcast only)
Digital location https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/data/field-activity-data/2015-062-FA/data/chemistry/2015-062-FA_CTD.zip
SD digital location https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/data/field-activity-data/2015-062-FA/
Supported? Yes
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Process? No
Public URL https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/data/field-activity-data/2015-062-FA/
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/field_activities/2015_062_fa/2015-062-FA_CTD_meta.xml
Contact

Description and usage history of this equipment

GoPro camera
Photo, Video
2
Seabed video images were collected using a battery-operated, high-definition (1920 x 1080 pixels) GoPro digital video camera mounted on the USGS SEABed Observation and Sampling System (SEABOSS). The SEABOSS system actually had two GoPro cameras attached to it - with the second camera mounted a little higher on the frame which only shows a partial view of the seabed. This second camera was used only to observe obstacles, like gill nets and lobster gear, in order to avoid entanglement. Or, in the case of station 4382, provide a backup system if the primary camera failed.
2015-062-FA_SeabedImages(14413)
Description Seabed still images (frame grabs) collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Ban
Data types
Photo
Format JPEG
Amount 150 images (9 MB)
Digital location https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/data/field-activity-data/2015-062-FA/data/imagery/2015-062-FA_SeabedImages.zip
SD digital location https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/data/field-activity-data/2015-062-FA/
Comments Navigation related to the images is available in the data summary dataset of the data release.
Supported? Yes
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Process? No
Public URL https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/data/field-activity-data/2015-062-FA/
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/field_activities/2015_062_fa/2015-062-FA_SeabedImages_meta.xml
Contact
2015-062-FA_video_driftlines(14414)
Description Video transects of the sea floor collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank.
Data types
Video
Format shapefile
Amount 1 mb
Digital location https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/data/field-activity-data/2015-062-FA/data/imagery/2015-062-FA_video_driftlines.zip
SD digital location https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/data/field-activity-data/2015-062-FA/
Supported? Yes
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Process? No
Public URL https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/data/field-activity-data/2015-062-FA/
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/field_activities/2015_062_fa/2015-062-FA_video_driftlines_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 and its maximum depth is approximately 1 meter above the seabed.
2015-062-FA_sedsamples(14411)
Description Location and analyses of sediment samples.
Data types
Geology
Format shapefile, XLSX, CSV
SD digital location https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/data/field-activity-data/2015-062-FA/
Supported? Yes
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Process? No
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/F7N015FS
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/field_activities/2015_062_fa/2015-062-FA_sedsamps_meta.xml
Contact
2015-062FA_station_data_summary(14412)
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
Digital location https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/data/field-activity-data/2015-062-FA/data/samples/2015-062-FA_station_summary.zip
SD digital location https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/data/field-activity-data/2015-062-FA/
Supported? Yes
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Process? No
Public URL https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/data/field-activity-data/2015-062-FA/
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/field_activities/2015_062_fa/2015-062-FA_station_data_summary_meta.xml
Contact

Description and usage history of this equipment

Publications

Samples collected during this field activity

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