Field Activity 11TST02

Identifier 11TST02
Purpose Testing modified mount on R/V Survey Cat within designated zones for purpose of data comparison.
Location Tampa Bay, FL
Summary Collected 68 raw Swath files (~4GB); 6 SVP Casts (~48KB); Base station and Boat GPS data (~52MB)
Info derived Swath Bathymetry to verify repeatability of the system using OmniSTAR and Differential GPS from Ashtech GPS Receivers. Including xyz point data, xyz grid data, navigation files, and trackline images.
Comments Additional Equipment Used: Batteries, Laptop This was not an actual field activity but a test of field equipment prior to deployment and data collection. The Research Topic of TST (short for Test) was assigned.
Glacier Bay Cat Boat
Aka RV Survey Cat or Cat Boat
Start Saint Petersburg, FL 2011-03-07
End Saint Petersburg, FL 2011-03-08
West -82.8025
East -82.28615127
North 28.0069982
South 27.53341241
Marine operations Yes


600 Fourth Street South
St. Petersburg, FL33701-4846
(727) 502-8000
Principal investigators James G FlocksJennifer L MiselisMark Erik Hansen
Crew members
James G Flocks
Scientist, Staff
Nancy T DeWitt
Scientist, Staff
Pfeiffer, William
Scientist, Staff
Kyle W Kelso
Scientist, Staff
Dana S Wiese
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Nancy T DeWitt
Specialist, Information
Dana S Wiese
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Location-Elevation, Sonar
Data type: Benchmarks, Navigation, Profiles, Transects, Interferometric, Multibeam, Sound Velocity

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Interferometric Bathymetry System Interferometric (no data reported)
Ashtech Z-Xtreme DGPS Benchmarks, Navigation (no data reported)
Choke Ring Antenna Benchmarks, Navigation (no data expected)
F190 DGPS/IMU Navigation (no data reported)
GPS Navigation (no data expected)
Valeport SVP Sound Velocity (no data reported)


Samples collected during this field activity