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Field Activities - August 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 2016-657-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: Past, Present and Future Coral Reefs
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.


Field Activity 2016-348-FA
Dates: August 01 to August 10
Location: Grand Bay, Alabama
Research Project: Sea-level and Storm Impacts on Estuarine Environments and Shorelines - SSIEES
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Kathryn E Smith, Christopher Smith, Nicole Khan
Objectives: Set up platforms to sample sediment traps without causing disturbance to the traps. Deploy moorings to monitor hydrodynamics and sediment transport. Ground-truth a past QTC bottom type survey.


Field Activity 2016-034-FA
Dates: August 01 to August 10
Location: Grand Bay, Alabama/Mississippi, United States
Research Project: Estuarine Processes, Hazards, and Ecosystems
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Neil Kamal Ganju
Objectives: Evaluate sediment dynamics and sediment fluxes in Grand Bay estuary system over tidal and seasonal timescales using long-term instrumented mooring deployments and tidal cycle surveys.


Field Activity 2016-654-FA
Dates: August 02 to August 17
Location: Icy Bay, Alaska
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Other
Objectives: To map faults related to Yakutat Terrane subduction using multi-channel seismic reflection, and to obtain high-resolution bathymetry data in Taan Fjord, which recently saw a large landslide and tsunami.


Field Activity 2016-656-FA
Dates: August 07 to August 26
Location: Gulf of Alaska
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Daniel Brothers
Objectives: Mapping Queen Charlotte/Fairweather Fault zone to constrain earthquake hazards.


Field Activity 2016-662-FA
Dates: August 08 to October 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 2016-661-FA
Dates: August 08 to August 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 2016-663-FA
Dates: August 15 to September 02
Location: Oregon and Washington Coast
Research Project: Sediment Transport in Coastal Environments
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Andrew Stevens, Guy Gelfenbaum
Objectives: Collect bathymetric and topographic data from Oregon and Washington coasts.


Field Activity 2016-332-FA
Dates: August 15 to August 26
Location: Western Sambo and Sand Key Reefs, Lower Florida Keys
Research Project: Coral Reef Ecosystems Studies - CREST
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Lauren Toth
Objectives: Collecting cores of coral-reef framework (drill coring)


Field Activity 2016-667-FA
Dates: August 24 to September 02
Location: Cannon Beach and Salmon River, Oregon
Research Project: Tsunami Hazards, Modeling, and the Sedimentary Record
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Guy Gelfenbaum
Objectives: To characterize the spatial characteristics of tsunami deposits in coastal OR


Field Activity 2016-349-FA
Dates: August 29 to September 09
Location: Indian River Lagoon, Florida
Research Project: Coastal Aquifer Project - CAPII
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Christopher Smith
Objectives: Evaluating the spatial variability of groundwater discharge in the surface waters of Indian River Lagoon, Fla.


Field Activity 2016-351-FA
Dates: August 30 to September 03
Location: Assateague Island, VA & MD
Research Project: Hurricane Sandy - Barrier Island and Estuarine Wetland Physical Change Assessment
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Nathaniel Plant
Objectives: Collect gps elevations in order to calibrate and groundtruth corresponding LiDAR survey.


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