This page highlights images from the field, where we work, and USGS at work.
USGS researcher working on a “minipod”, a pyramid shaped bottom lander. The cases contain batteries and electronics and the red spheres are the recovery floats for the lander. The case with the orange stripe is an Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler, which measures currents throughout the water column and surface waves. There is also a sonar which uses acoustics to take time lapse images of the seafloor out to 5 m around the lander.
Seismic Lab aboard R/V Marcus G. Langseth
(Credit: Debbie Hutchinson, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center. Public domain.)
Snowy owl visitor to CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent in the Arctic Ocean
(Credit: Sherry Hudson, Canadian Coast Guard. Public domain.)
R/V Marcus G. Langseth entering NY Harbor
Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center's Aerial Imaging and Mapping Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) pilots, Emily Sturdivant (left) and Elizabeth Pendleton (right) working the night shift in Hawaii at the Kileaua volcano site.