Field Activity 1993-006-FA

Identifier 1993-006-FA
Alternate names DE93-03; DLWR9303
Purpose Collaborative research with NMFS: echo sounding, sidescan sonar surveys, video, and bottom sampling of the southwestern part of Stellwagen Bank to map sedimentary environments and biological habitats.
Location southwestern Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Summary Continuous data collected: 1013 line km of sidescan sonar data comprising 162 sq. km. of continuous coverage (see trackline map). Stations occupied: color video camera (mounted on Van Veen grab) deployed at 56 sites resulted in 52 sediment samples taken in the study area.
Comments Project = Shelf mapping - Stellwagen Bank, Shelf mapping - Stellwagen Bank
Delaware II
Length: 155 ft (47 m); Beam: 30 ft 2 in (9.19 m).
Start Woods Hole, MA 1993-04-19
End Woods Hole, MA 1993-04-27
Days in the field 9
West -70.3816
East -70.222
North 42.26843
South 42.13908


384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators Page C Valentine
Crew members
Page C Valentine
Scientist, Staff
David R Nichols
Scientist, Staff
Brill, Andrew
Scientist, Staff
Brown, Carol
Scientist, Staff
Parmenter, Carol M.
Scientist, Staff
Schmuck, Eric A.
Scientist, Staff
Affiliate staff Milton Carlo - PR

Data types and categories

Data category: Sonar, Imagery, Sampling, Location-Elevation
Data type: Sidescan, Single Beam, Photo, Video, Geology, Navigation

Documents: Notes and log books

Name Description
Cruise report Chief Scientist's cruise report including personnel, purpose, equipment, tabulated information, sediment sample and color video transect locations, and sidescan sonar survey trackmap.

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Klein 531 sidescan Sidescan (no data reported)
Q-MIPS sidescan sonar system Sidescan (no data reported)
Simrad EC - 810 echo sounder Single Beam (no data reported)
Osprey camera system Photo, Video (no data reported)
Van Veen grab sampler Geology 1
GPS (wh) Navigation (no data reported)
Loran-C Navigation (no data reported)


Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
1993-006-FA-SC-001 Van Veen grab sampler GRAB samples Brian Buczkowski


Samples collected during this field activity