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Field Activities - October 2014

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Field Activity 2014-655-FA
Dates: August 25 to October 24
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 NRP and CA Water Science Center.


Field Activity 2014-656-FA
Dates: September 16 to December 05
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 2014-325-FA
Dates: September 26 to October 13
Location: Fire Island, NY
Research Project: Hurricane Sandy Supplemental Funding - Fire Island
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Cheryl Hapke
Objectives: To collect nearshore bathymetry and sub-surface geology data to assess the impacts of Hurricane Sandy.


Field Activity 2014-330-FA
Dates: October 05 to October 06
Location: Montauk, NY to the NC/VA border
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Karen L M Morgan
Objectives: Oblique Aerial photography in the Impact Area of Hurricane Sandy


Field Activity 2014-639-FA
Dates: October 05 to October 10
Location: San Pablo Bay, California, United States
Research Project: Coastal and marine earthquake, tsunami, and landslide active margin field studies
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Janet Watt
Objectives: To collect chirp seismic data across the Hayward-Rodgers Creek stepover for earthquake hazard studies


Field Activity 2014-062-FA
Dates: October 06 to October 06
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 2014-671-FA
Dates: October 07 to October 07
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 and subtidal sand volume and distribution


Field Activity 2014-059-FA
Dates: October 08 to October 09
Location: Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory, Massachusetts
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Christopher Sherwood
Objectives: Deploy bottom platforms and NIMBBLEs for NSF Inner Shelf Study


Field Activity 2014-675-FA
Dates: October 08 to October 17
Location: Port Susan Bay, Stillaguamish Delta, WA
Research Project: Coastal Habitats in Puget Sound
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Eric Grossman
Objectives: Examine delta nearshore habitat structure, facies, sediment transport, and benthic invertebrate community composition in response to estuary restoration and sediment disturbance related to the March 22, 2014 Oso (SR530) landslide


Field Activity 2014-669-FA
Dates: October 13 to October 15
Location: Maui, Hawaii
Research Project: Pacific Coral Reef Geology and Oceanography
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Nancy Prouty
Objectives: Retrieve semi permeable membrane devices


Field Activity 2014-061-FA
Dates: October 13 to October 24
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: Turnaround already deployed 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 2014-658-FA
Dates: October 13 to October 19
Location: Puget Sound, Puget Sound, WA
Research Project: Coastal Habitats in Puget Sound
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Jonathan Warrick
Objectives: download and redeploy oceanographic instruments that are on the tripods near the Elwha River mouth


Field Activity 2014-009-FA
Dates: October 14 to October 28
Location: New York Bight, New York, New Jersey, United States, North America, North Atlantic
Research Project: Coastal Change Processes
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: William Schwab
Objectives: Map sediment distribution in selected areas south of Fire Island


Field Activity 2014-322-FA
Dates: October 18 to October 31
Location: Chincoteague Bay, Assateague Island, MD and VA
Research Project: Hurricane Sandy Supplemental Funding - Estuarine Physical Response
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Christopher Smith
Objectives: Hurricane Sandy supplemental funding project GS-2A (Wetland Physical Change) - Characterize the surficial sediment of washover fans and back-barrier marshes and integrate data into vulnerability assessments. Estuarine Physical Response project - Collect and analyze surficial sediment for integration into estuarine model and establish a baseline dataset for future response scenarios.


Field Activity 2014-647-FA
Dates: October 19 to November 05
Location: Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands
Research Project: Climate Change Impacts to the U.S. Pacific and Arctic Coasts
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Curt Storlazzi
Objectives: To Understand The Impact of Sea-Level Rise and Climate Change on Department of Defense Installations on Atolls in the Pacific Ocean


Field Activity 2014-676-FA
Dates: October 20 to October 24
Location: Monterey Bay
Research Project: Climate Change Impacts to the U.S. Pacific and Arctic Coasts
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Patrick Barnard, Curt Storlazzi, Jonathan Warrick
Objectives: Collect baseline topography and bathymetry for ENSO impacts in Monterey Bay


Field Activity 2014-063-FA
Dates: October 20 to October 20
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 2014-670-FA
Dates: October 22 to October 24
Location: Alviso Slough, Coyote Creek, Guadalupe Slough, South San Francisco Bay, California
Research Project: Sediment Transport in Coastal Environments
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Bruce Jaffe
Objectives: collect bathymetry


Field Activity 2014-672-FA
Dates: October 24 to October 30
Location: Monterey Bay, California, United States, Pacific Ocean
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, Katherine Coble
Objectives: ROV-sampling of Monterey Canyon to collect ground truth samples of the Ocean Imaging Project, San Gregorio Fault Zone, and canyon flanks near deployed and planned sediment traps.


Field Activity 2014-328-FA
Dates: October 26 to November 01
Location: desert north of Tucson, AZ
Research Project: Microbiology research
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Dale Griffin
Objectives: To collect baseline information for Coccidioides immitis in the atmosphere


Field Activity 2014-332-FA
Dates: October 27 to November 14
Location: Biscayne National Park, Fowey Rocks Light (Homestead, FL) FKNMS, Crocker Reef (Islamorada, FL) FKNMS, Crocker Reef (Key Largo, FL) FKNMS, Sombrero Reef (Marathon, FL) FKNMS, Looe Key coral nursery (Summerland Key, FL) Dry Tortugas National Park (Key West, FL)
Research Project: Coral Reef Research Ecosystem Studies
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Ilsa Kuffner
Objectives: Site visit to coral calcification monitoring stations to measure coral and algal calcification rates


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