Field Activity 2022-034-FA

Identifier 2022-034-FA
Alternate names Cape Lookout National Seashore - North Core Banks Field Work
Purpose To collect ground truth data on North Core Banks that validate landcover types, erosion and accretion in newly formed ponds from Hurricane Dorian (2019) and subsequent recovery. Install semi-permanent ground control points (large 3x3 ft painted black and white targets).
Location Cape Lookout National Seashore, North Core Banks, Cateret County, North Carolina
Summary Set up and occupied with the base five semi-permanent ground control targets, got sand samples transects across 3 study sites, used kayaks to grab a few sediment samples from the ponds, performed drone (M600 and Anafi) and bathymetry (YellowCat) surveys on three ponds, and characterized conditions and vegetation at more than a hundred sites with RTK, phone camera, and visual identification. We added several RTK ground point transects at the ends of the North Core Banks.
Info derived Grain size, bathymetry, topography, vegetation identification.
Comments Funding project name is Project name is "Hurricane Florence Changes at Cape Lookout".
on foot
walking survey, generally with GPS backpack
3.5 feet by 1.8 feet. Twin prop/twin hull powered by two Venom Drone batteries, Integrated Emlid Reach PPK GPS, and has a single-beam echosounder attached at the bottom.
Start Morehead City, NC 2022-10-16
End Portsmouth Island, Long Point Cabins 2022-10-21
Days in the field 5
West -76.36239627
East -75.99407961
North 35.07608873
South 34.83184115


384 Woods Hole Road
Quissett Campus
Woods Hole, MA02543-1598
(508) 548-8700
Principal investigators Christopher R SherwoodSara L Zeigler
Crew members
Cramer, Jennifer
Scientist, Staff
Over, Jin-Si
Scientist, Staff
Evans, Alexandra
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Over, Jin-Si
Specialist, Information

Data types and categories

Data category: Sonar, Visual Identification, Location-Elevation, Sampling, Imagery
Data type: Benchmarks, Video, Single Beam, Ground Truthing, Navigation, Geology, Photo

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
RTK Five ground control point targets were deployed and surveyed for an extended period of time with the base station Transects, Benchmarks (no data reported)
Grab sampler Used to take sediment sample from a pond - dropped off a kayak Biology, Geology (no data reported)
Sampling scoop Small trowel used to take surface sediment samples Geology (no data reported)
DJI Matrice UAS platform used with Ricoh GRII and Altum-PT Navigation (no data reported)
Spectra Precision SP80 Used to take GPS points for ground truthing and for ground control points Navigation (no data reported)
Reconnaissance Notes and smartphone images were taken at various randomly generated points in the region of interest and of the general landscape. Ground Truthing (no data reported)
Kogger SONAR 2D single-beam echosounder Single Beam (no data reported)
Altum-PT MicaSense system to take 7-band images (RGB, NIR, Red-Edge, Thermal) Photo (no data reported)
Parrot Anafi UAS for taking video Video, Navigation, Photo (no data reported)
Ricoh GR II Digital camera used to take photos Photo (no data reported)


Samples collected during this field activity

Images collected during this field activity

1162 images are associated with this activity.