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Field Activities - September 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 2014-607-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 2014-011-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 2014-655-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 2014-664-FA
Dates: August 25 to September 25
Location: Puget Sound, WA
Research Project: Coastal Habitats in Puget Sound
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Eric Grossman
Objectives: collect nearshore elevation, substrate and habitat data using bathymetric lidar and CASI hyperspectral imaging.


Field Activity 2014-652-FA
Dates: September 01 to September 08
Location: Barter Isalan Alaska
Research Project: Climate Change Impacts to the U.S. Pacific and Arctic Coasts
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Ann Gibbs, Bruce Richmond
Objectives: Topographic mapping and photographic image acquisition.


Field Activity 2014-653-FA
Dates: September 01 to September 11
Location: Barter Island, AK
Research Project: Coastal Aquifer ProjectII [CAPII]
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Thomas Lorenson, Bruce Richmond, Peter Swarzenski
Objectives: Electrical resistivity profiles of permafrost and groundwater discharge. Carbon (organic matter) cycling driven by coastal erosion Microbial response to permafrost melting


Field Activity 2014-326-FA
Dates: September 01 to September 01
Location: Navarre, FL to Breton Island, LA
Research Project: National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Karen L M Morgan
Objectives: Baseline Oblique Photography


Field Activity 2014-641-FA
Dates: September 02 to September 08
Location: Elwha River, WA
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 2014-018-FA
Dates: September 02 to September 14
Location: Puerto Rico/British Virgin Islands
Research Project: Marine Geohazards Sources and Probability
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Jason Chaytor, Uri Ten Brink
Objectives: Exploration of seamounts and tectonic geomorphology/earthquake hazards


Field Activity 2014-052-FA
Dates: September 04 to September 04
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: Redeploy NIMBBLEs for NSF Inner Shelf Study


Field Activity 2014-327-FA
Dates: September 05 to September 06
Location: Key Largo, FL to FL/GA border
Research Project: National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Karen L M Morgan
Objectives: Oblique Aerial Photography


Field Activity 2014-649-FA
Dates: September 05 to September 08
Location: Puget Sound
Research Project: Coastal Habitats in Puget Sound
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Guy Gelfenbaum, Jonathan Warrick
Objectives: Collect nearshore bathymetry and beach topography


Field Activity 2014-320-FA
Dates: September 07 to September 11
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: On going post-Sandy beach recovery assessment


Field Activity 2014-642-FA
Dates: September 09 to September 13
Location: Columbia River Estuary
Research Project: Sediment Transport in Coastal Environments
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Guy Gelfenbaum
Objectives: Collect grain size data across a bedform field


Field Activity 2014-662-FA
Dates: September 11 to September 11
Location: Ocean Beach, San Francisco, 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 2014-323-FA
Dates: September 14 to September 21
Location: Grand Bay, AL/MS and Pascaguola, MS
Research Project: Sea-level and Storm Impacts on Estuarine Environments and Shorelines
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Terrence McCloskey, Christopher Smith
Objectives: To collect sediment cores and geophysical data to assess marsh history.


Field Activity 2014-660-FA
Dates: September 15 to September 22
Location: West Hawaii Island, Hawaii
Research Project: Pacific Coral Reef Geology and Oceanography
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Eric Grossman
Objectives: Map submarine groundwater discharge and nearshore water properties affecting coral community composition, size structure, bleaching and health indicators.


Field Activity 2014-648-FA
Dates: September 15 to September 19
Location: west Maui, Hawaii
Research Project: Pacific Coral Reef Geology and Oceanography
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Curt Storlazzi
Objectives: Deploy long-term monitoring instrument and sampling devices to monitor watershed restoration efforts


Field Activity 2014-046-FA
Dates: September 15 to September 17
Location: Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound, Rhode Island, United States, Atlantic Ocean
Research Project: Sea and Lake Floor Mapping
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Kate McMullen, Lawrence Poppe
Objectives: Ground-truth 2 NOAA multibeam surveys with bottom sampling and photography


Field Activity 2014-663-FA
Dates: September 15 to September 19
Location: Wilder Ranch, Fort Funston, San Gregorio State Beach, California, United States
Research Project: San Francisco Bay Coastal System
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Patrick Barnard
Objectives: To collect terrestrial lidar of beaches and cliffs


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 2014-661-FA
Dates: September 21 to September 28
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 2014-055-FA
Dates: September 22 to September 26
Location: Stellwagen Bank, Massachusetts, United States, North America, Gulf of Maine, 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: Collect sediment samples, photos, video, and ctd data for substrate mapping on Stellwagen Bank in collaboration with Stellwagen NMS scientists.


Field Activity 2014-025-FA
Dates: September 22 to September 26
Location: Martha's Vineyard Coastal Observatory, Massachusetts
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Christopher Sherwood
Objectives: Turnaround bottom platforms and NIMBBLEs for NSF Inner Shelf Study


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.


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