Field Activity 2017-044-FA

Identifier 2017-044-FA
Purpose Collect seabed sediment samples and seabed imagery for geological mapping project
Location Stellwagen Bank NMS
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 57; total CTD casts 57; total sediment samples 49; total video drifts (3 to 13 min, 0.8 to 3.1 gigabytes) 57; total seabed images 114; total sediment sample images 101.
Info derived Sediment samples and seabed imagery for geological mapping
Comments Travel to and from Scituate, MA for day-cruises to Stellwagen Bank. CTD required as for previous cruises. Load Auk on Fri Aug 8 in Scituate, MA
Projects
Platform
Auk
Length: 50 feet; Beam: 20 feet.
Itinerary
Start Scituate, MA 2017-09-12
End Scituate, MA 2017-09-14
Days in the field 3
Bounds
West -70.5
East -70
North 42.5
South 42

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)
Dann S Blackwood
Specialist, Information
Affiliate principal Dr. David Wylie, SBNMS

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/2017-044-FA/data/logs/2017-044-FA_log.pdf
Format PDF
Media type Paper
Contact Page C Valentine

Equipment and datasets

Equipment or measuring device
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 instruments were mounted on the SEABOSS frame.
2017-044-FA_CTD(15201)
Description Conductivity-temperature-depth data, along with fluorescence and turbidity data were 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/P9IL0LLO
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/field_activities/2017_044_fa/2017-044-FA_CTD_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.
2017-044-FA_sedsamples(15204)
Description Location and analyses of sediment samples collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (Geographic, WGS 84, point shapefile, XLSX and CSV formats).
Data types
Geology
Biology
Format CSV, XLSX, point shapefile
Amount < 1 MB
Version 1
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9IL0LLO
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/field_activities/2017_044_fa/2017-044-FA_sedsamps_meta.xml
Contact
2017-044-FA_station_summary(15203)
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)
Photo
Video
Geology
Format CSV, XLSX, point shapefile
Amount < 1 MB
Version 1
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9IL0LLO
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/field_activities/2017_044_fa/2017-044-FA_station_data_summary_meta.xml
Contact

Description and usage history of this equipment

Nikon 7100 digital camera
Photo
1
A Nikon 7100 camera was used to take photos of the sediment sample in the grab sampler to document the texture of the seabed surface, the degree of disturbance during sampling, biological features such as worm tubes, and to estimate the volume of sediment collected.
2017-044-FA_SampleImages(15202)
Description Grab sample 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 1 GB
Version 1
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9IL0LLO
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/field_activities/2017_044_fa/2017-044-FA_SampleImages_meta.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) at two second intervals.
2017-044-FA_nav(28157)
Description Navigation data collected aboard the R/V Auk on Stellwagen Bank (Geographic, WGS 84, XLSX and CSV formats).
Data types
Navigation
Format XLSX, CSV
Amount 8 MB
Version 1
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9IL0LLO
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/field_activities/2017_044_fa/2017-044-FA_nav_meta.xml
Contact
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.
2017-044-FA_SeabedImages(15205)
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 64 MB
Version 1
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9IL0LLO
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/field_activities/2017_044_fa/2017-044-FA_SeabedImages_meta.xml
Contact
2017-044-FA_video_driftlines(15206)
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 polyline shapefile
Amount < 1 MB
Version 1
Public? Yes
Reviewed? Yes
Public URL https://doi.org/10.5066/P9IL0LLO
Metadata https://cmgds.marine.usgs.gov/metadata/whcmsc/field_activities/2017_044_fa/2017-044-FA_video_driftlines_meta.xml
Contact

Description and usage history of this equipment

Publications

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