DEEPWATER CABLE SAMPLING

Mon, 10/12/2009 - 5:45pm
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10/10/09 — Scientists from Coastal Vision in Newport, and Germano and Associates of Bellevue, Wash., were on the island this week to conduct a six-day survey of the ocean floor on behalf of Deepwater Wind. The team planned to lower its Sediment Profile Imager at 200 stations along the proposed electricity cable route from Block Island to the mainland (they are off Clayhead in the left photo). The device not only provides images of the ocean floor, but also bores 15 to 20 centimeters into the ocean bottom to take samples. The image on the right depicts how the device works. Photos courtesy of Dr. Joseph GermanoDEEPWATER CABLE SAMPLING—Scientists from Coastal Vision in Newport, and Germano and Associates of Bellevue, Wash., were on the island this week to conduct a six-day survey of the ocean floor on behalf of Deepwater Wind. The team planned to lower its Sediment Profile Imager at 200 stations along the proposed electricity cable route from Block Island to the mainland (they are off Clayhead in the left photo). The device not only provides images of the ocean floor, but also bores 15 to 20 centimeters into the ocean bottom to take samples. The image on the right depicts how the device works. Photos courtesy of Dr. Joseph Germano