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Field Activities - July 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 2016-015-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 2016-645-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 2016-635-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 2016-646-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 2016-333-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 2016-344-FA
Dates: July 06 to July 12
Location: Government Cut/Miami Beach
Research Project: Subsidence
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Lauren Toth, Nicole Khan
Objectives: Collecting coral framework samples (hand collection) from dredging outcrop exposure. Collecting peat cores and elevation data from mangrove deposits.


Field Activity 2016-346-FA
Dates: July 10 to July 20
Location: Dry Tortugas Natl Park FL
Research Project: Coral Reef Ecosystems Studies - CREST
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Kimberly Yates
Objectives: Collect Biogeochemical data on various benthic habitats surrounding the Ocean Carbon System (OCS)


Field Activity 2016-347-FA
Dates: July 11 to July 25
Location: Ship Island, Horn Island, Mississippi, Gulf Islands National Seashore, Biloxi
Research Project: Mississippi Coastal Improvements Program - MsCIP
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: James Flocks
Objectives: Investigate nearshore morphology, compare bathymetry with previous datasets


Field Activity 2016-338-FA
Dates: July 11 to July 23
Location: The Louisiana coastline from Marsh Island to Sabine pass.
Research Project: Mississippi Coastal Improvements Program - MsCIP
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: James Flocks
Objectives: Collect single beam bathymetry along the Louisiana coastline from Marsh Island to Sabine Pass, TX


Field Activity 2016-037-FA
Dates: July 15 to July 15
Location: Town Neck Beach, Sandwich, MA
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Christopher Sherwood, Seth Ackerman
Objectives: surfical sea floor mapping offshore of Town Neck Beach (MA)


Field Activity 2016-653-FA
Dates: July 17 to July 21
Location: Puget Sound
Research Project: Coastal Habitats in Puget Sound
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Jonathan Warrick, Guy Gelfenbaum
Objectives: Collect nearshore bathymetry, beach topography, and grain size information on the Elwha River delta


Field Activity 2016-652-FA
Dates: July 18 to July 31
Location: Elwha River, Port Angeles, Washington
Research Project: Coastal Habitats in Puget Sound
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Jonathan Warrick, Melissa Foley
Objectives: Monitor the change in the river, estuary and nearshore following dam removal on the Elwha River


Field Activity 2016-665-FA
Dates: July 22 to July 28
Location: Between Santa Cruz and Ano Nuevo, CA
Research Project: Coastal and marine earthquake, tsunami, and landslide active margin field studies
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Samuel Johnson
Objectives: Determine recency of San Gregorio fault offset


Field Activity 2016-657-FA
Dates: July 26 to August 04
Location: Gorda Ridge (SESCA, MESCA, NESCA, SeaCliff sites) and Juan de Fuca Ridge (CASM site at Axial Seamount), Pacific Ocean
Research Project: Probabilistic Forecasting of Earthquakes and Earthquake Effects
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Stephanie Ross
Objectives: To study hydrothermal fields and associated biota on Gorda and Juan de Fuca Ridges, including changes to the extent and temperature of the fields.


Field Activity 2016-630-FA
Dates: July 29 to August 03
Location: Northwest shore of Kauai
Research Project: Pacific Coral Reef Geology and Oceanography
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Renee Takesue
Objectives: Collect sediment samples from seven watersheds on the northwest shore of Kauai Island.


Field Activity 2016-631-FA
Dates: July 29 to August 05
Location: northern Kauai, HI, USA
Research Project: Past, Present and Future Coral Reefs
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Curt Storlazzi
Objectives: collect oceanographic, geologic, hydrologic, and biologic data to evaluate linkages between circulation, submarine groundwater discharge, and coral disease.


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