Open-File Report 98-212
The major objective of cruise A1-98 was to map portions of the insular slopes of Oahu, Kauai, Maui, Molokai, and Hawaii and to survey in detail US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) ocean dumping sites using a Simrad EM300 high-resolution multibeam mapping system. The cruise was a jointly funded project between the US Army Corps of Engineers (USCOE), USEPA, and the US Geological Survey (USGS). The USACOE and EPA are interested in these areas because of a series of ocean dump sites off Oahu, Kauai, Maui, and Hawaii (Fig. 1) that require high-resolution base maps for site monitoring purposes. The USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program has several on-going projects off Oahu and Maui that lack high-precision base maps for a variety of ongoing geological studies. The cruise was conducted under a Cooperative Agreement between the USGS and the Ocean Mapping Group, University of New Brunswick, Canada.
First posted October 5, 2000
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Gardner, J. V., Hughes-Clarke, John, 2004, Cruise Report, RV Ocean Alert Cruise A1-98-HW; January 30 Through February 23, 1998, Honolulu to Honolulu, Hawaii: U. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-212, 27 pp., http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/1998/0212/.