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Research and Support Capabilities at FISC St. Petersburg

Vessels and Vessel-Based Marine Mapping

The St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center in St. Petersburg, Fla., conducts research and produces maps of coastal and marine resources using new and proven technologies. Products include bathymetric or depth measurements, sonar images, cores and bottom samples, seismic profiling, investigations of hydrogeologic features, biologic monitoring, and maps of habitats and significant resources. Each contributing technique, method, or product adds to our understanding of coastal and marine resources and provides information for resource management decisions.

The USGS partners with Federal, State and local agencies, research and educational institutions, and non-government organizations (NGO) to conduct collaborative research and interpretive products. Collaboration within the USGS and with external partners, expands and enhances existing resources such as vessels, lab facilities, equipment, and scientific expertise.

Vessel options include shared use of research vessels, airboats, shallow-water craft, and other vessels. Surveying equipment and submersibles are also shared.

airboat
Scientists and technicians from USGS offices around Florida share equipment and expertise for habitat mapping and biological studies. [larger version]
  Remotely Operated Vehicle sled readied for deployment on the Research Vessel G.K. Gilbert
Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) sled readied for deployment on the R/V G.K. Gilbert. [larger version]
  scientists launch a new sidescan sonar towfish off Research Vessel Bellows
USF and USGS scientists launch a new sidescan sonar towfish off R/V Bellows in the Gulf of Mexico. [larger version]

 

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