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NOAA's Historic Coast & Geodetic Survey (C&GS) Collection
Catalog of Images

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Preparing to install tide gauge.
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Monitoring a tide gage to compare digitally collected and transmitted readings t to visual observation. The square instrument on a tripod transmits tidal information to a GOES satellite which in turn downloads to a NOAA CO-OPS processing facility. The round instrument on the yellow tripod is a GPS receiver which is used to correct GPS data acquired during launch hydrography.
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Small work boat waiting for surveyors to finish leveling a tide gage.
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Small boat with Trimble GPS receiver being used for shoreline mapping and aerial photography editing.
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Small boat with Trimble GPS receiver being used for shoreline mapping and aerial photography editing.
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Small boat with Trimble GPS receiver being used for shoreline mapping and aerial photography editing.
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Walking shoreline with Trimble GPS receiver to map hazards and check obstructions seen on aerial photography.
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Walking shoreline with Trimble GPS receiver to map hazards and check obstructions seen on aerial photography.
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Walking shoreline with Trimble GPS receiver to map shoreline and check obstructions seen on aerial photography.
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Walking shoreline with Trimble GPS receiver to map shoreline and check obstructions seen on aerial photography.
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Breakers on an offshore rock probably noted on aerial photography.
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Numerous offshore pilings mark a collapsed pier at a deserted cannery.
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Small work boat outfitted with Trimble GPS GPS receiver used in shoreline mapping.
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Small work boat outfitted with Trimble GPS GPS receiver used in shoreline mapping.
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Kelp and offhsore rock noted during shoreline mapping operations.
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Rocks protruding into fairway observed during shoreline mapping operations.
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Survey displays during hydrographic survey operations.
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Coxswain steering on a hydrographic survey line.
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Hydrographic survey operations - coxswain steering while surveyors work below.
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Running a hydrographic survey line.
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Survey techs in survey launch during hydrographic operations.
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Happy hydrographic surveyors.
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Survey technician monitoring hydrographic survey operations.
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Keeping the survey launch on the line.
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Hydrographic survey technician monitoring sonar.
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Monitoring survey operations.
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Survey displays in survey space of hydrographic survey launch. A lot of computing power and peripheral equipment is packed into a small area.
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Running hydrographic survey line.
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Running hydrographic survey line.
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Running along a vertical shoreline.
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The view from the survey launch in Muir Inlet, a glacial fjord in Glacier Bay.
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Besides staying on line, the coxswain of a modern survey launch has to monitor a number of parameters.
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Monitoring survey operations on a survey launch.
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Lieutenant Commander Mark Wetzler, operations officer on the FAIRWEATHER, fighting a losing battle with the mouse.
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Survey launch finding least depth the hard way.
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Survey launch finding least depth the hard way.
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Survey launch finding least depth the hard way.
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Checking depth with leadline at bow and stern while hung up on rock.
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Jensen survey launch underway.
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Wonder if this kelp is helping performance of hull-mounted sidescan unit.
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Running survey in close proximity to sheer cliffs. Looking at algae line indicates this is nearly at high tide.
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Electronic technicians making adjustments to hull-mounted sidescan sonar unit.
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Processing survey data in the plot room of the NOAA Ship FAIRWEATHER.
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Monitoring survey operations off Cape Prince of Wales, the westernmost point of North America.
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Study in gray - a gray survey launch on-line on a gray ocean with a gray sky.
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A digital terrain model of Ernest Sound. The area in deep blue has yet to be surveyed with modern multi-beam systems but the ledge and deep texture of most of the rest of the sound has been revealed by modern survey methods.
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Don't know who this guy is but maybe he/she was recruited prior to the beginning of the survey season.
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The forward end of a hull-mounted sidescan sonar unit that has struck an obstruction.
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Gettin' it on in a work boat used for reconnaissance, beach landings, tide gage installation, transporting work crews, etc.
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Survey boat working in close proximity to shoreline.

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