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Field Activities - August 2014

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Field Activity 2014-638-FA
Dates: June 23 to September 19
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 and salinities in San Pablo Bay during drought conditions.


Field Activity 2014-632-FA
Dates: July 17 to August 02
Location: Central California, Gaviota to Point Sal
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: Comprehensive mapping for California Seafloor Mapping Program; hazard assessment of southern Hosgri fault and connections to faults in Transverse Ranges and Santa Barbara Channel


Field Activity 2014-633-FA
Dates: July 24 to August 01
Location: Elwha River, Port Angeles, Washington
Research Project: Coastal Habitats in Puget Sound
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Melissa Foley, Jonathan Warrick
Objectives: Monitor the change in the estuary and nearshore following dam removal on the Elwha River


Field Activity 2014-319-FA
Dates: August 04 to August 11
Location: West Florida shelf vic. De Soto Canyon
Research Project: Response of Florida Shelf Ecosystems to Climate Change
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Lisa Robbins
Objectives: Gather baseline water chemistry data for ocean acidification studies.


Field Activity 2014-050-FA
Dates: August 08 to August 15
Location: Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory, Massachusetts, United States, Atlantic Ocean
Research Project: Coastal Model Applications and Field Measurements
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Christopher Sherwood
Objectives: Recover NIMBBLE bottom stress measurement instruments. Possible Side-scan sonar survey with jetyak.


Field Activity 2014-607-FA
Dates: August 09 to September 05
Location: Oregon OCS
Research Project: Marine Geomorphology, Evolution, and Habitats
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Guy Cochrane
Objectives: Oregon outer continental shelf surficial geology and habitat mapping for BOEM alternative energy research.


Field Activity 2014-047-FA
Dates: August 11 to August 12
Location: Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, United States, Estuary
Research Project: Hurricane Sandy Estuarine Studies
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Neil Kamal Ganju
Objectives: Deploy instruments to collect time series data to support evaluations of sediment transport and wetland stability, which will support development of models of storm impacts on estuarine health, vulnerability of adjacent communities, and sustainability of restored and natural wetlands.


Field Activity 2014-657-FA
Dates: August 11 to August 13
Location: Skokomish Delta, Hood Canal, WA
Research Project: Coastal Habitats in Puget Sound
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Eric Grossman
Objectives: Characterize tidal flat and neashore benthic habitats response to large-scale wetland restoration and climate change; quantify suspended and bed load sediment transport; map seagrass distributions; map geomorphic change


Field Activity 2014-051-FA
Dates: August 11 to August 11
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 2014-317-FA
Dates: August 11 to August 31
Location: Breton Island, Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, Gulf of Mexico
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: James Flocks, Jennifer Miselis
Objectives: Characterize the geologic framework


Field Activity 2014-049-FA
Dates: August 11 to August 15
Location: Barnegat Bay, NJ
Research Project: Hurricane Sandy Estuarine Studies
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Neil Kamal Ganju
Objectives: The purpose of this field work is to measure the discharge from two creeks into Barnegat bay over a tidal cycle.


Field Activity 2014-048-FA
Dates: August 11 to August 18
Location: Chincoteague Bay, Virginia, United States; Chincoteague Bay, Maryland, United States
Research Project: Hurricane Sandy Estuarine Studies
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Neil Kamal Ganju
Objectives: Deploy instruments to collect time series data to make evaluations of sediment transport, water quality, geomorphic change, circulation, and wetland stability. This will support development of models of storm impacts on estuarine health, vulnerability of adjacent communities, and sustainability of restored and natural wetlands.


Field Activity 2014-011-FA
Dates: August 13 to September 05
Location: Atlantic Continental Margin, (NC to Maine), United States, North America, North Atlantic
Research Project: Law of the Sea - Outer Limits of the US Continental Margins
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Deborah Hutchinson
Objectives: To map sediment thickness in order to define the outer limits of the U.S. Extended Continental Shelf beyond 200 nautical miles; and to better understand landslide processes on the Atlantic margin.


Field Activity 2014-654-FA
Dates: August 13 to August 13
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 2014-321-FA
Dates: August 18 to August 29
Location: Crocker Reef, Florida, USA
Research Project: Coral Reef Research Ecosystem Studies
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Kimberly Yates, David Zawada
Objectives: Core the reef tract and deploy SET stations


Field Activity 2014-324-FA
Dates: August 18 to August 29
Location: Cape Canaveral, Florida, United States, Atlantic Ocean
Research Project: Barrier Evolution
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Cheryl Hapke, Nathaniel Plant
Objectives: Bathymetric mapping for morphology change studies.


Field Activity 2014-052-FA
Dates: August 25 to August 25
Location: Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory, Massachusetts
Research Project: NSF Bottom Stress
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Christopher Sherwood
Objectives: Deploy NIMBBLEs for NSF Inner Shelf Study


Field Activity 2014-054-FA
Dates: August 25 to August 25
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.


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