Field Activity 2003-007-FA

Identifier 2003-007-FA
Purpose High-resolution geologic mapping and characterization of the sea floor offshore of Massachusetts.
Location South Essex Sanctuary, Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic;
Summary Completed ~ 73% of survey between 22 Sep. and 15 Oct. 2003. Collected Swath bathymetry (depth and backscatter) with Submetrix, Seismic reflection with Knudsen, and sidescan imagery with DF1000. Plan to complete survey in Spring 2004.
Info derived Habitat maps; Sea floor map; Bathymetric maps; Morphology;
Comments Plan to complete survey in April 2004. Original Center People field contained: Barry Irwin (Capt); Dave Nichols (acq); Charles Worley (Capt,acq); Dave Foster (Capt); Thomas O'Brien (acq); Jane Denny (Co-PI, Proc); William Danforth (acq/proc); Ilya Buynevich (co-PI(unicorn)); Brian Andrews (acq/proc). Project = South Essex Ocean Sanctuary, South Essex Ocean Sanctuary
25 feet
Start Gloucester, MA 2003-09-22
End Gloucester, MA 2003-10-15
Days in the field 17
West -70.9
East -70.66
North 42.59
South 42.391


384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators Bradford Butman
Crew members
William W Danforth
Scientist, Staff
Thomas F O'Brien
Scientist, Staff
Jane F Denny
Scientist, Staff
David S Foster
Scientist, Staff
Brian Andrews
Scientist, Staff
David R Nichols
Scientist, Staff
Charles R Worley
Scientist, Staff
Barry J Irwin
Scientist, Staff
Buynevich, Ilya
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Specialist, Information
Affiliate principal Diane Carle, MA CZM

Data types and categories

Data category: Location-Elevation, Seismics, Sonar
Data type: Navigation, Boomer, Interferometric, Sidescan

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Boomer Boomer (no data reported)
Real Time Kinematic GPS Navigation (no data reported)
SEA SWATHplus-M 234 kHz Interferometric 1
Single channel hydrophone Air Gun / Water Gun, Boomer, Bubble Gun, Sparker, Sub Bottom Profiler 1
Edgetech DF-1000 sidescan sonar Sidescan 1


Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
Bathymetry GIS data SEA SWATHplus-M 234 kHz Linda P McCarthy
Boomer seismic data Single channel hydrophone Linda P McCarthy
Sidescan mosaic Edgetech DF-1000 sidescan sonar Linda P McCarthy


Samples collected during this field activity