Field Activity 2022-647-FA

Identifier 2022-647-FA
Alternate names Mud 1n
Purpose Between 5-27 Sept, 2022, we will conduct multicore deployments, subbottom profiling, and CTD operations within impact zones and reference areas in the northern Gulf of Mexico in response to the 2010 DWH Oil Spill.
Location northern Gulf of Mexico
Info derived Summary of Objectives: Deploy multicore for quantitative sediment sampling of the expanded sediment impacted zone and reference sites. Conduct subbottom profiling over survey areas to groundtruth seafloor multibeam mapping efforts. These data allow surficial sediment thickness to be quantitatively measured, can reveal information about sub-surface controls on seep localization and hard-bottom occurrence, and provides important constraints on interpreting surficial sedimentary processes. Define water column oceanographic and nutrient properties using CTD rosette casts and water sampling at priority sites.Collect eDNA samples from CTD casts at select locations.
Point Sur
Length 135 feet.
Start Gulfport, MS 2022-09-05
End Gulfport, MS 2022-09-26
Days in the field 21
West -97.92178765
East -83.1739068
North 30.47091535
South 24.24998483


2885 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA95060
(831) 460-7401
Principal investigators Nancy G Prouty
Crew members
Information specialist(s)
Joanne C. T Ferreira
Specialist, Information
Affiliate principal Amanda Demopoulos Wetland and Aquatic Research Center; Jill Bourque Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
Affiliate staff NOAA

Data types and categories

Data category: Seismics, Environmental Data, Sampling
Data type: Sub Bottom Profiler, CTD, Geology

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
0.5-16 kHz receiver Sub Bottom Profiler (no data reported)
0.5-16 kHz Sub Bottom Profiler (no data reported)
CTD - FSI CTD, Mooring (physical oceanography) (no data reported)
multicore Geology (no data reported)


Samples collected during this field activity