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Field Activities - September 2016

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Field Activity 2015-077-FA
Dates: December 21 to September 01
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: Measure changes in Sandwich Beach


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 2016-662-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 2016-663-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 2016-667-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 2016-044-FA
Dates: August 24 to September 03
Location: Keller Canyon to Cape Fear Slide
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Jason Chaytor
Objectives: Deep sea corals and benthic habitats


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.


Field Activity 2016-353-FA
Dates: August 31 to September 02
Location: Sunset Beach, FL
Research Project: National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards - NACCH
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Jennifer Brown
Objectives: Collect observations from TD9 of wave runup, topography and coastal change.


Field Activity 2016-349-FA
Dates: September 06 to September 11
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 2016-354-FA
Dates: September 07 to September 07
Location: Navarre, FL Gulf Barrier Islands, Dauphin Island, Petit Bois Island, Ship Island, Horn Islands, Cat Island, Chandeleur Islands, Breton Island.
Research Project: Barrier Island Evolution Research - BIER
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Karen L M Morgan
Objectives: Baseline Oblique Aerial Photographes.


Field Activity 2016-350-FA
Dates: September 07 to September 07
Location: Old Tampa Bay/Safety Harbor, Florida
Research Project: Barrier Island Evolution Research - BIER
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Christopher Smith, Marci Marot
Objectives: Examine effects of sediment resuspension on Pyrodinium cysts distribution and viability.


Field Activity 2016-038-FA
Dates: September 09 to September 20
Location: Stellwagen Bank NMS
Research Project: National Seafloor Mapping and Benthic Habitat Studies: Atlantic
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Page Valentine
Objectives: Collect seabed sediment samples for geological mapping project


Field Activity 2016-666-FA
Dates: September 10 to September 30
Location: Santa Barbara Basin
Research Project: Coastal and marine earthquake, tsunami, and landslide active margin field studies
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Jared Kluesner, Samuel Johnson, Guy Cochrane, Daniel Brothers
Objectives: Investigate the causes and consequences of submarine landslides in the santa barbara basin using state-of-the-art geophysical methods


Field Activity 2016-338-FA
Dates: September 12 to September 27
Location: Leg 1: Eastern Chenier Plain and Marsh Island
Research Project: Barrier Island Comprehensive Monitoring - BICM
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: James Flocks
Objectives: Collect single beam bathymetry along the Louisiana Chenier Plain coastline from Marsh Island to Sabine Pass, TX


Field Activity 2016-011-FA
Dates: September 12 to September 24
Location: North of Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States, Atlantic Ocean
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: William Schwab, Laura Brothers
Objectives: Characterize the seafloor for Massachusetts CZM and geologic framework studies


Field Activity 2016-674-FA
Dates: September 12 to September 16
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
Objectives: Collect nearshore bathymetry and beach topography in Monterey Bay


Field Activity 2016-676-FA
Dates: September 14 to September 14
Location: Ano Nuevo to 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 2016-356-FA
Dates: September 15 to September 15
Location: Chassahowitzka, FL
Research Project: Sea-level and Storm Impacts on Estuarine Environments and Shorelines - SSIEES
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Christopher Smith, Nicole Khan
Objectives: Assess impacts to Nature Coast marshes from Hurricane Hermine


Field Activity 2016-675-FA
Dates: September 19 to September 19
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 2016-651-FA
Dates: September 20 to September 25
Location: Elwha River, Northwest Washington, USA
Research Project: Coastal Habitats in Puget Sound
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Amy East
Objectives: Channel topographic surveys (including sediment sampling) on the Elwha River to study dam-removal response.


Field Activity 2016-043-FA
Dates: September 21 to September 21
Location: Sandwich Town Neck Beach, Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, United States, Atlantic Ocean
Research Project: NSF Bottom Stress
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Christopher Sherwood
Objectives: Monitor changes in beach and nearshore topograpy and habitat


Field Activity 2016-355-FA
Dates: September 22 to September 22
Location: Waccasassa Bay, FL
Research Project: Sea-level and Storm Impacts on Estuarine Environments and Shorelines - SSIEES (Mendenhall)
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Christopher Smith, Terrence McCloskey
Objectives: Collect surface sediment, porewater samples, and visual observations.


Field Activity 2016-668-FA
Dates: September 25 to September 29
Location: Northern Channel Islands, California
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Guy Cochrane
Objectives: Determine volume of sand deposits SE of San Miguel Is. and ground truth video survey the area mapped on S0207SC


Field Activity 2016-352-FA
Dates: September 26 to September 29
Location: Fire Island, NY
Research Project: Fire Island Coastal Systems
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Jennifer Miselis
Objectives: On going post-Sandy beach recovery assessment


Field Activity 2016-346-FA
Dates: September 26 to October 07
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 2014-320-FA
Dates: September 26 to September 29
Location: Fire Island, NY
Research Project: Coral Reef Ecosystems Studies - CREST
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Jennifer Miselis
Objectives: On going post-Sandy beach recovery assessment


Field Activity 2016-673-FA
Dates: September 26 to October 01
Location: Santa Barbara littoral cell
Research Project: High Energy Active Margins
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Patrick Barnard
Objectives: Monitor changes in sand distribution and movement in nearshore portions of the Santa Barbara littoral cell between Goleta and Mugu submarine canyon


Field Activity 2016-664-FA
Dates: September 27 to October 03
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


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