Field Activity 2017-617-FA

Identifier 2017-617-FA
Purpose Coordinated Canyon Experiment - final recovery of moorings (MS1, 2, & 3) in the upper canyon
Location Monterey Canyon, Monterey Bay, California, United States, Pacific Ocean
Summary Three moorings (MS1, MS2, MS3; aka M1C, M2C, M3C) were recovered from Monterey Canyon.
Info derived Turn-around of three moorings in upper Monterey Canyon as part of the CCE
Comments This is a joint field operation with MBARI as part of the Coordinated Canyon Experiment (CCE). Operations in March 2017 will involve final recovery of USGS moorings MS1, MS2, and MS3 from upper Monterey Canyon. Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2016-670-FA
Related activities
2016-670-FA: Deployment-recovery
Rachel Carson (MBARI)
Length: 41.1 meter (135 ft.), Beam: 10.4m (34 ft.). Acquired in 2011. Previously OSV Odyssea Team
MarFac; Ford 650 Box truck - White G71-03559
MarFac; Mac Semi G82-0099N
Start Moss Landing, CA 2017-03-21
End Moss Landing, CA 2017-03-23
Days in the field 1-3
West -121.977
East -121.81406555
North 36.8408706
South 36.73227062


2885 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA95060
(831) 460-7401
Principal investigators Joanne C. T FerreiraKurt RosenbergerKatherine L Coble
Crew members
Joanne C. T Ferreira
Scientist, Staff
Kurt Rosenberger
Scientist, Staff
Cordell Johnson
Scientist, Staff
Katherine L Coble
Scientist, Staff
Daniel C Powers
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Joanne C. T Ferreira
Specialist, Information
Kurt Rosenberger
Specialist, Information
Katherine L Coble
Specialist, Information
Affiliate principal Charles K. Paull (MBARI)

Data types and categories

Data category: Location-Elevation, Time Series
Data type: Navigation, Mooring (physical oceanography)

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
navigation Navigation (no data reported)
Other Unknown, Mooring (physical oceanography), Biology Monitoring, Geochemical Monitoring (no data reported)


Samples collected during this field activity