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Field Activities - June 2016

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Field Activity 2016-638-FA
Dates: Jaunary 01 to December 31
Location: Carmel River, California, USA
Research Project: Sediment Transport in Coastal Environments
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Amy East
Objectives: Measure topographic profiles of the river channel.


Field Activity 2016-614-FA
Dates: Jaunary 26 to December 31
Location: Monterey Bay, California, United States, Pacific Ocean
Research Project: Climate Change Impacts to the U.S. Pacific and Arctic Coasts
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Jonathan Warrick
Objectives: To collect oblique aerial photographs and GPS data to develop topographic maps of coastal landforms (beaches and cliffs) from Structure-from-Motion (SfM)


Field Activity 2016-015-FA
Dates: April 08 to November 30
Location: Sage Lot Pond, Mashpee, Massachusetts, United States
Research Project: Biogeochemistry, groundwater monitoring, and environmental assessment
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Kevin Kroeger, Meagan Gonneea
Objectives: Collect pore water and surface water samples, marsh cores and time-series water quality and flow data from Sage Lot Pond to examine environmental geochemistry and health of the estuary.


Field Activity 2016-623-FA
Dates: April 11 to June 14
Location: San Francisco Bay Delta, Little Holland Tract, California
Research Project: Sediment Transport in Coastal Environments
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Jessica Lacy
Objectives: To improve the scientific basis for shallow water habitat restoration to support fisheries in the San Francisco Bay Delta, in collaboration with scientists from the CA Water Science Center.


Field Activity 2016-632-FA
Dates: May 02 to June 24
Location: San Pablo Bay in northern San Francisco Bay, CA, USA
Research Project: Sediment Transport in Coastal Environments
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Jessica Lacy
Objectives: Investigate temporal variability in sediment resuspension in San Pablo Bay and sediment delivery to China Camp marsh.


Field Activity 2016-625-FA
Dates: May 17 to June 12
Location: Southeastern Alaska
Research Project: Coastal and marine earthquake, tsunami, and landslide active margin field studies
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Daniel Brothers
Objectives: Seismic and tsunamigenic hazard assessment along the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather Fault System in southeastern Alaska. This fault has generated more than 6 magnitude and+ earthquakes in the last 150 years. Very little modern marine geophysical data exist along its length.


Field Activity 2016-645-FA
Dates: May 20 to September 30
Location: Coastal bluffs of Barter Island N-slope Alaska
Research Project: Climate Change Impacts to the U.S. Pacific and Arctic Coasts
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Bruce Richmond, Cordell Johnson
Objectives: Instal theristor arrays, time lapse cameras, collect bluff samples, GPR and ERT transects


Field Activity 2016-648-FA
Dates: May 26 to July 01
Location: Icy Bay, Alaska
Research Project: Tsunami Hazards, Modeling, and the Sedimentary Record
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Bruce Richmond
Objectives: Map tsunami deposits created by landslide generated tsunami, Icy Bay, AK


Field Activity 2016-647-FA
Dates: May 31 to June 03
Location: Northern Monterey Bay
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Curt Storlazzi, Peter Dartnell
Objectives: Study changes in Ripple Scour Depressions offshore Santa Cruz over an El Nino winter season


Field Activity 2016-635-FA
Dates: June 01 to June 30
Location: Aitutaki, Cook Islands, South Pacific
Research Project: Climate Change Impacts to the U.S. Pacific and Arctic Coasts
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Bruce Richmond
Objectives: Document late Holocene sea level history on motus (atoll islets).


Field Activity 2016-633-FA
Dates: June 03 to June 06
Location: Central Puget Sound
Research Project: Coastal Habitats in Puget Sound
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Renee Takesue
Objectives: Annual vegetation surveys


Field Activity 2016-337-FA
Dates: June 06 to June 10
Location: West Louisiana, Chenier Plain
Research Project: Barrier Island Comprehensive Monitoring - BICM
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: James Flocks
Objectives: The purpose of the trip is to install benchmark locations for bathymetric survey control. In addition the team will recon launch points, meet with marina and refuge personnel, and establish 3-4 new benchmarks along Marsh Island and Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge.


Field Activity 2016-030-FA
Dates: June 06 to June 08
Location: Sandwich Town Neck Beach, Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, United States, Atlantic Ocean
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Christopher Sherwood
Objectives: Jetyak operations to map Sandwich Town Beach nearshore


Field Activity 2016-343-FA
Dates: June 06 to June 07
Location: Sunset Beach, FL
Research Project: National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards - NACCH
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Hilary Stockdon, Joseph Long, Jennifer Brown
Objectives: Collect observations from TS Colin of wave runup and coastal change.


Field Activity 2016-646-FA
Dates: June 07 to August 19
Location: San Francisco Bay Delta, Little Holland Tract, California
Research Project: Sediment Transport in Coastal Environments
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Jessica Lacy
Objectives: To improve the scientific basis for shallow water habitat restoration to support fisheries in the San Francisco Bay Delta, in collaboration with scientists from the CA Water Science Center.


Field Activity 2016-649-FA
Dates: June 08 to June 08
Location: Ocean Beach, San Francisco, CA, California
Research Project: High Energy Active Margins
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Patrick Barnard
Objectives: Monitor changes in beach sand volume and distribution


Field Activity 2016-031-FA
Dates: June 08 to June 08
Location: , Great Harbor, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic
Research Project: National Seafloor Mapping and Benthic Habitat Studies: Atlantic
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Page Valentine
Objectives: Monitor experiment on the invasive colonial tunicate Didemnum vexillum at the WHOI dock.


Field Activity 2016-018-FA
Dates: June 09 to June 13
Location: Gulf of Maine, United States, North America, North Atlantic;,
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Nathaniel Miller
Objectives: High-resolution MCS survey of the continental slope NE of Hudson canyon and SE of Marthaand#39;s Vineyard. This area is unique along the Atlantic slope in having many landslides and hardly any submarine canyons. The cruise aimed to characterize and tie shelf, slope and rise stratigraphy together. This is also a Science Verification Cruise for the new ship R/V Armstrong, and the cruise is a test of the WHSC MCS streamer and sparker source.


Field Activity 2016-335-FA
Dates: June 10 to June 19
Location: Chandeleur Islands, LA, Gulf of Mexico
Research Project: Barrier Island Evolution Research - BIER
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Jennifer Miselis
Objectives: 1) Measure bathymetric change and borrow site deposition on the N. Chandeleurs island platform and 2) Provide elevation control for topo-bathymetric lidar survey


Field Activity 2016-341-FA
Dates: June 12 to June 18
Location: DRTO
Research Project: Coral Reef Ecosystems Studies - CREST
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Kimberly Yates
Objectives: Deploy OCS


Field Activity 2016-032-FA
Dates: June 13 to June 13
Location: , Great Harbor, Woods Hole, Massachusetts, United States, North America, North Atlantic
Research Project: National Seafloor Mapping and Benthic Habitat Studies: Atlantic
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Page Valentine
Objectives: Monitor experiment on the invasive colonial tunicate Didemnum vexillum at the WHOI dock.


Field Activity 2014-320-FA
Dates: June 14 to June 17
Location: Fire Island, NY
Research Project: Hurricane Sandy - Impacts to and Vulnerability of Coastal Beaches
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Cheryl Hapke
Objectives: On going post-Sandy beach recovery assessment


Field Activity 2016-336-FA
Dates: June 14 to June 17
Location: Fire Island, NY
Research Project: Hurricane Sandy Supplemental Funding - Fire Island
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Jennifer Miselis
Objectives: Ongoing post-Sandy beach recovery assessment


Field Activity 2016-342-FA
Dates: June 17 to June 27
Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Jennifer Miselis
Objectives: Collect reconnaissance geophysical data from the inner shelf of the Cape Canaveral Coastal System.


Field Activity 2016-333-FA
Dates: June 22 to July 01
Location: Florida Keys off of Key Largo
Research Project: Advanced Remote Sensing Methods for Coastal Science and Management
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: David Zawada
Objectives: Conduct ATRIS and jet ski benthic surveys to groundtruth lidar data.


Field Activity 2016-642-FA
Dates: June 24 to July 03
Location: Shetland Islands, UK
Research Project: Tsunami Hazards, Modeling, and the Sedimentary Record
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Guy Gelfenbaum
Objectives: To perform field work in the Shetland Islands of the United Kingdom. Tsunami deposits from the Storegga landslide will be examined and sampled in order to validate future tsunami modeling efforts.


Field Activity 2016-002-FA
Dates: June 26 to July 16
Location: U.S. mid-Atlantic inner continental shelf to shelf edge
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: David Foster
Objectives: Measure the acoustic characteristics of high-resolution geophysical sources


Field Activity 2016-345-FA
Dates: June 26 to June 28
Location: Eau Gallie, Florida
Research Project: Coastal Aquifer Project - CAPII
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Christopher Smith
Objectives: Reconnaissance survey to investigate submarine groundwater discharge (SGD) in Indian River Lagoon.


Field Activity 2016-655-FA
Dates: June 30 to June 30
Location: Ocean Beach, San Francisco, CA, California
Research Project: High Energy Active Margins
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Patrick Barnard
Objectives: Monitor changes in beach sand volume and distribution


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