SeaBOSS Deck Work Outtake
SeaBOSS operations were conducted north of Nantucket, MA as part of an agreement with the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management to map the geology of MA waters. The geologic and bathymetric maps help us understand the processes that have shaped the coast and how it has evolved over time, and thereby help evaluate the vulnerability of coastal environments to storms, sea-level rise, and long-term climate change.The SeaBOSS allows scientists to collect high-quality images and samples of the seabed. These images and samples are essential to the study of sedimentary environments and biological habitats. The products and knowledge developed by this project have broad application to regional science and resource-management issues.