Marine Survey

Side Scan Survey on the Cal Cummings
Side Scan Sonar survey off of the Cal Cummings, Gulf Islands National Seashore, 2014

Susanna Pershern

The Submerged Resources Center conducts survey operations with our 28 foot Boston Whaler Challenger, named Cal Cummings, after Chief Archeologist for the National Park Service.

We utilize the following equipment, depending on the needs of the survey:
  • Geometrics 882 Magnetometer
  • Marine Magnetice Explorer
  • EdgeTech 4125 Side Scan Sonar
  • Klein 3000H High Frequency side scan sonar
  • RoxANN GDX Bottom Classification Sonar
  • Various handheld metal detectors.


Recent survey projects include:

Dry Tortugas National Park

  • Section 110 Archeological Inventory Surveys

Gulf Islands National Seashore

  • Section 110 Archeological Compliance Surveys for USACE submerged pipelines through the barrier islands
  • Assessing Submerged Oil Mats by Remote Sensing Survey and Diver Characterization

Biscayne National Park

  • Magnetic Gradient Processing Tool development for Marine Magnetometer Data
  • Marine Remote Sensing Survey for Shipwrecks Involved in the Atlantic Slave Trade

Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway

  • Side Scan Sonar Survey in the St.Croix Scenic River Waterway for historic dam structures

Yellowstone National Park

  • Side Scan Sonar Survey for Invasive Lake Trout habitat

Last updated: January 19, 2017

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