Field Activity 2020-301-FA

Identifier 2020-301-FA
Alternate names 20CCT01
Purpose Retrieve and redeploy sediment plates and sensors. Also collect elevation and positional data for marsh features.
Location Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Mississippi and Alabama, United States, Gulf of Mexico
Summary Kathryn and NERR staff (using NERR vessel) collected net sedimentation tiles and marsh sensors. Joseph, BJ, and Kyle used R/V Sallenger to go offshore to dive for ADCP sensor. Joseph was topside while BJ and Kyle were diving.
Info derived Grain size, sediment deposition, shoreline positions and elevations, bulk density, loss on ignition, micro-fossils, turbidity.
Comments Kathryn are collecting sediment plates, shoreline positions, and water level data with Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve staff using a NERR vessel. Sediment plates were deployed in Oct 2019 and will be collected on this trip. All marsh and estuarine sensors will be collected. Joseph, BJ, and Kyle used R/V Sallenger to go offshore to dive for ADCP sensor. Joseph was topside while BJ and Kyle were diving.
Related activities
2021-320-FA: Project
25' Parker
Twin Vee (Jabba Jaw)
22-ft Twin Vee This boat has a carrying capacity of up to 1500 pounds and up to 7 people and a shallow draft (9 inches empty). This boat's cat hull design results in a smoother ride in choppy water, at the expense of a slightly deeper draft. This boat is powered by two Yamaha 70hp motors.
Ford F-250 Stone Grey
Start Saint Petersburg, FL 2020-01-27
End Moss Point, MS 2020-01-29
Days in the field 3
West -88.49138541
East -88.34381104
North 30.44181901
South 30.20923467
Marine operations Yes
Scuba operations Yes


600 Fourth Street South
St. Petersburg, FL33701-4846
(727) 502-8000
Principal investigators Kathryn SmithChristopher G Smith
Crew members
Joseph M Vargas
Scientist, Staff
Information specialist(s)
Joseph F Terrano
Specialist, Information
Affiliate principal Jonathan Pitchford (Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve)

Data types and categories

Data category: Location-Elevation, Sampling
Data type: Benchmarks, Navigation, Geology

Equipment used

Equipment Usage description Data types Datasets
Net Sedimentation Tile Geology 1
Other Unknown, Profiles, Transects, Benchmarks, LIDAR, Navigation (no data reported)
Grab Sampler Biology, Geology (no data reported)
Push Corer Geology (no data reported)
Sediment Trap Geology (no data reported)
Other Unknown, Geology, Biology, Chemistry (no data reported)


Datasets compiled from multiple sources

Dataset name Equipment Description Dataset contact
Grand_Bay_Net_Sedimentation_ Tile_Data Net Sedimentation Tile Sediment deposition and physical characteristics Kathryn Smith

Datasets not currently associated with specific equipment

Dataset name Description Dataset contact
Grand_Bay_Water_Level_Data Water level logger data Kathryn Smith
Grand_Bay_RBR_Data RBR sensor (water parameter and tidal) data Kathryn Smith
Grand_Bay_RBR_Wave_Data RBR sensor wave data Kathryn Smith
Grand_Bay_Turbidity_Data Turbidity data and interactive graphs Kathryn Smith


Samples collected during this field activity