Field Activity 2016-668-FA

Identifier 2016-668-FA
Also known as San Miguel Passage survey
Purpose Determine volume of sand deposits SE of San Miguel Is. and ground truth video survey the area mapped on S0207SC
Location Northern Channel Islands, California
Summary Video and Stills submitted to FAD on 10/21/2016
Info derived Surficial geology/habitat and sediment thickness
Comments Day 1 MOB and refuel Day 2 Seismic Day 3 Video sled Day 4 Video sled Day 5 Demob
62-foot high-speed Teknicraft catamaran; beam 24 feet; Draft 3 feet.
Start Santa Barbara, CA 2016-09-25
End Santa Barbara, CA 2016-09-29
Days in the field 3
West -120.352
East -120.15622287
North 34.03487938
South 33.88956953


2885 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA95060
(831) 460-7401
Principal investigators Guy R Cochrane
Crew members
Stephen Hartwell
Scientist, Staff
Gerald Hatcher
Scientist, Staff
Peter Dal Ferro
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Guy R Cochrane
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Imagery, Location-Elevation, Seismics
Data type: Video, Navigation, Sparker

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
BOB sled Photo, Video 1
Sparker Sparker (no data reported)
Yonav Navigation (no data reported)
sparker Sparker (no data reported)


Datasets produced in this activity

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
Structure-from-Motion (SfM) surface models derived from seafloor video from the Channel Islands, California BOB sled Structure-from-Motion (SfM) surface models were created using seafloor video collected over a visible fault scarp in the Channel Islands, California, during a 2016 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) field activity. Four SfM surface models were created, each with a different combination of locating, scaling, and optimizing methods. Video imagery was collected using the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center's BOBSled, equipped with high-definition (720p) video cameras (video published in Coastal and Marine Geology Program video and photo portal, Golden and others, 2015). Evan T Dailey


Samples collected during this field activity