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Contacts

Brian Buczkowski, Curator of Geologic Collections & Sediment Laboratory Manager

Photo of Brian Buczkowski.  Photo courtesy Bill Schmoker, PolarTREC

Figure 10. Brian Buczkowsi describing a core. Photo courtesy Bill Schmoker, PolarTREC. [Larger version]

U.S. Geological Survey
Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Office: 508-457-2361
Lab: 508-457-2287
Fax: 508-457-2310
Email: bbuczkowski@usgs.gov

Brian has been the curator of the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center’s Samples Repository as well as data management specialist for the WHCMSC’s Information Group since 2002.   He also curates the geologic collections for the U.S. Extended Continental Shelf (ECS) Project.  Please visit the ECS Physical Samples Resources website for more information on these collections, their availability, and the data derived from them.

In addition to curating the sample collections at the USGS WHCMSC, Brian provides support to the USGS Marine Aggregates Assessment/usSEABED Project and USGS National Geological and Geophysical Preservation Program, as well as manages the WHCMSC Sediment Analysis Laboratory.

 
 

Field Work

Piston coring along the Southern New England margin, (R/V Endeavor)
April 2016, The "Mud Patch", Atlantic continental margin, United State, 8 Days.
Chief Scientist: Dr. Jason Chaytor(USGS)

Piston coring, multi-coring, biogeochemistry, and geophysics along the U.S. Atlantic continental margin (R/V Sharp)
Sep. 2015, Atlantic continental margin, United States, 17 days
Chief Scientist: Dr. Carolyn Ruppel (USGS)

Piston coring and high-resolution geologic mapping of Georges Bank (R/V Sharp)
May 2015, Georges Bank, MA, 9 days
Chief Scientist: Dr. Jason Chaytor (USGS)

Geochemistry and geophysics in the Arctic Ocean for the joint U.S. and Canadian Extended Continental Shelf program (USCG Icebreaker, Healy)
Aug. – Sep. 2011, Arctic Ocean, 48 days
Chief Scientists: Dr. Larry Mayer (UNH) and Capt. Andy Armstrong (NOAA)

Surface sampling and photography in Buzzards Bay and around the Elizabeth Islands (R/V Connecticut)
Sep. 2010, Buzzards Bay and the Elizabeth Islands, MA, 8 days
Chief Scientist: Dr. William Schwab (MassCZM/USGS)

High-resolution geologic mapping of the sea floor in Buzzards Bay (R/V Megan Miller) 
Jun. 2009, Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound, MA, 12 days
Chief Scientist: Dr. Walter Barnhardt (MassCZM/USGS)

Vibracoring and high-resolution and geologic mapping of the sea floor in Cape Cod Bay (R/V Connecticut) 
Aug. 2008, Cape Cod Bay – Cape Ann to Gloucester, MA, 5 days
Chief Scientist: Dr. Walter Barnhardt (MassCZM/USGS)

Gravity coring of large-scale slope failures in the Puerto Rico Trench (R/V Seaward Johnson) 
Mar. 2008, Mona Canyon, Puerto Rico Trench, Wilkins Basin and Virgin Island Basin, PR, 9 days
Chief Scientist: Dr. Jason Chaytor (WHOI/USGS)

Vibracoring, surface sampling and high-resolution geologic mapping of the sea floor in Cape Cod Bay (R/V Connecticut) 
Sep. 2007, Cape Cod Bay, MA – Plymouth to South Shore, 7 days
Chief Scientist: Dr. Walter Barnhardt (MassCZM/USGS)

High-resolution Seafloor mapping off the Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory (R/V Megan Miller) 
Aug. 2007, Martha’s Vineyard, MA, 6 days
Chief Scientists: Dr. Christopher Sherwood (USGS) and Jane Denny (USGS)

Boston Harbor sediment transport monitoring project (R/V Argo Maine) 
Jun. 2005, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts Bay, MA, 2 days
Chief Scientist: Marinna Martini (USGS)

Gas Hydrate exploration for the Gulf of Mexico Joint Industry Program (SSV Uncle John) 
Mar. – Apr. 2005, Keathley Canyon and Atwater Valley, Gulf of Mexico, 42 days
Chief Scientists: Dr. George Claypool (JIP) and Dr. Deborah Hutchinson (USGS)

Boston Harbor sewage outfall and sediment transport monitoring project (USCG Cutter, Abbie Burgess) 
Sep. 2004, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts Bay, MA, 2 days
Chief Scientists: Dr. Michael Bothner (USGS) and Marinna Martini (USGS)

Boston Harbor sediment transport monitoring project (Christopher Andrew) 
Apr. 2003, Scituate, Massachusetts Bay, MA, 1 day
Chief Scientist: Jonathan Borden (USGS)

Boston Harbor sewage outfall and sediment transport monitoring project (R/V Connecticut) 
Mar. 2003, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts Bay, MA, 3 days
Chief Scientists: Dr. Michael Bothner (USGS) and Marinna Martini (USGS)

Boston Harbor sewage outfall and sediment transport monitoring project (USCG Cutter, Marcus Hanna) 
Oct. 2002, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts Bay, MA, 4 days
Chief Scientists: Dr. Michael Bothner (USGS) and Marinna Martini (USGS)


 

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The banner at the top of the Samples Repository’s website comes from an MSCL scan of the split surface from core 2TC-1, collected from the Arctic Ocean aboard cruise HLY1002 (USGS WHCMSC Field Activity 2010-018-FA).


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