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Geologic Mapping of the Massachusetts Sea Floor


Geologic Mapping of the Massachusetts Sea Floor
The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) is conducting geologic mapping of the sea floor to characterize the surface and shallow subsurface geologic framework within the Massachusetts coastal zone. The long-term goal of this mapping effort is to produce high-resolution geologic maps and a Geographic Information System (GIS) that will serve the needs of research, management and the public. This project page provides a description of the mapping program and links to data  and publications  produced for this project and other Massachusetts  mapping efforts.





recent Publications

High-Resolution Geophysical Data From the Inner Continental Shelf: South of Marthas Vineyard and North of Nantucket, Massachusetts: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016-1168,

Shallow Geology, Sea-Floor Texture, and Physiographic Zones of Vineyard and western Nantucket Sounds, Massachusetts: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 20161119,

Sea floor Texture and Physiographic Zones of the Inner Continental Shelf from Salisbury to Nahant, Massachusetts, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2012-1157

Bathymetry of the Waters Surrounding the Elizabeth Islands, Massachusetts, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Map 3286

High-Resolution Geophysical Data Collected Aboard the U.S. Geological Survey Research Vessel Rafael to Supplement Existing Datasets From Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2013-1020

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Sound wave articles

Collaborative Seafloor-Mapping Program Completes Final Mapping Surveys off Massachusetts

Massachusetts Sea-Floor Mapping Project Expands to South Shore and Cape Cod Bay

Public Forum On Sea floor Mapping at the Ocean Explorium in New Bedford, Massachusetts

State and Federal Agencies Partner for a Second Year of Sea floor Sampling off Massachusetts—Results Will Refine Maps Used in Research and Resource Management

Sea floor Mapping in Coastal Massachusetts—How Enhanced Network Infrastructure Facilitates Data Management and Collaboration with Project Partners

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