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Geologic Mapping of the Massachusetts Sea Floor


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Bathymetric and acoustic backscatter data published in cooperation with Massachusetts CZM are provided in geospatial data format and offer 100 percent sea floor coverage within the area of interest. Seismic reflection profiles, bottom-photographs, and sediment samples are published as layers and images that can be hyperlinked in a GIS environment. Together these data products provide a high resolution perspective of the Massachusetts coastal zone and are useful to scientists and managers alike as a foundation for scientific investigations and resource management. Other Massachusetts mapping efforts have provided similar datasets that are utilized in this project to maximize sea floor coverage within Massachusetts waters and optimize data acquisition strategies.

The shaded relief map below provides links to geospatial data publications from the USGS-Massachusetts CZM cooperative project and other MA mapping programs. Click on an area of interest on the map or scroll down the list of selected published (or in preparation) datasets below. For a complete bibliography of geologic mapping publications within Massachusetts waters see the Publications page.

To learn more about the data collected, please visit the Data Collection and Interpretation page. To learn more about the interpretive products, please visit the Interpretive Reports page.


Click on Map or links on right to visit data publications
 

 
 Map of Great Round Shoal geophysical survey area. Published in cooperation with NOAA-NOS  Map of Cross Rip Channel geophysical survey area. Published in cooperation with NOAA-NOS.  Map of Buzzards Bay geophysical survey area. Published in cooperation with CZM. In Preperation  Map of Boston Harbor geophysical survey area. Published in cooperation with CZM and NOAA.  Map of Duxbury to Hull geophysical survey area. Published in cooperation with CZM  Map of Northern Cape Cod Bay geophysical survey area. Published in cooperation with CZM  Map of Outer Cape Cod geophysical survey area. Published in cooperation with NOAA-NOS Map of Massachusetts Bay geophysical survey area. Published in cooperation with NOAA, UNH, Canadian Hydrographic Survey  Map of Nahant to Gloucester geophysical survey area. Published in cooperation with CZM.  Map of Cape Ann to Salisbury Beach geophysical survey area. Published in cooperation with CZM.

Publications within Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound are accessed through a more detailed map page.

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Select sea floor geophysical datasets in Massachusetts waters:

Southern Merrimack Embayment

Massachusetts Bay

Cape Cod and Cape Cod Bay

Buzzards Bay

Vineyard Sound

Nantucket Sound

South of Martha’s Vineyard

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