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Field Activities - May 2015

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Field Activity 2015-638-FA
Dates: December 09 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 2015-006-FA
Dates: April 08 to May 04
Location: Atlantic Ocean, New England to south of Cape Hatteras
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, Nathaniel Miller
Objectives: To map sediment thickness for delineating the outer limits of the extended continental shel and landslide deposits to better understand tsunami hazards along the Atlantic margin


Field Activity 2015-623-FA
Dates: April 26 to May 11
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 2015-023-FA
Dates: April 27 to July 31
Location: Offshore India
Research Project: USGS GAS HYDRATES
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: William Waite, John Pohlman
Objectives: Conduct coring and pressure coring in Indian Ocean as part of NGHP-02 under auspices of Indian program managed by ONGC.


Field Activity 2015-629-FA
Dates: April 28 to May 24
Location: Southeastern Alaska, offshore Glacier Bay National Park
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
Objectives: To map the offshore extension of the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather Fault. The fault has produced several significant earthquakes during the last 150 years, yet little to no information exists along most of its length due to its location offshore. We aim to image the fault structure, mode of deformation and constrain its late Holocene slip rate for the northernmost segment.


Field Activity 2015-316-FA
Dates: May 01 to May 07
Location: Crocker Reef
Research Project: Coral Reef Ecosystems Studies - CREST
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: David Zawada
Objectives: retrieve deployed longterm monitoring equipment


Field Activity 2015-002-FA
Dates: May 01 to May 14
Location: Georges Bank, United States, North America, North Atlantic
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Jason Chaytor
Objectives: Piston coring and MCS of the Munson-Nygren landslide complex


Field Activity 2015-312-FA
Dates: May 04 to May 22
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 beach profile elevation data to assess the impacts of Hurricane Sandy.


Field Activity 2015-618-FA
Dates: May 05 to May 16
Location: offshore southern CA and Baja
Research Project: Coastal and marine earthquake, tsunami, and landslide active margin field studies
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Mary McGann, Brian Edwards, Katherine Coble
Objectives: Collect cores with the MBARI ROV to study neotectonics and sediment transport in the Southern California Continental Borderland


Field Activity 2015-026-FA
Dates: May 08 to May 08
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 2015-017-FA
Dates: May 10 to May 16
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 2015-025-FA
Dates: May 10 to May 16
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 2015-015-FA
Dates: May 10 to May 20
Location: Puerto Rico Trench, Northeast Caribbean, Atlantic Ocean
Research Project: Marine Geohazards Sources and Probability
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Uri Ten Brink
Objectives: Relocate earthquakes; map the shape of the downgoing slab


Field Activity 2015-639-FA
Dates: May 11 to May 22
Location: Isle of Hawaii: Oahu, Kauai, and Maui
Research Project: Tsunami Hazards, Modeling, and the Sedimentary Record
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Bruce Richmond
Objectives: Reconnaissance and coring of coastal wetland sites to find paleo-tsunami deposits.


Field Activity 2015-643-FA
Dates: May 14 to May 14
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 2015-644-FA
Dates: May 15 to May 15
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 2015-319-FA
Dates: May 17 to May 30
Location: Dry Tortugas National Park
Research Project: Coral Reef Ecosystems Studies - CREST
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


Field Activity 2015-637-FA
Dates: May 17 to May 22
Location: Nisqually River Delta, South Puget Sound, Washington
Research Project: Coastal Habitats in Puget Sound
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Renee Takesue
Objectives: Year six of monitoring sediment and eelgrass parameters at the Nisqually River Delta restoration site.


Field Activity 2015-635-FA
Dates: May 20 to May 24
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 river, estuary and nearshore following dam removal on the Elwha River


Field Activity 2015-642-FA
Dates: May 22 to July 31
Location: Rio Vista, CA Little Holland Tract, Sacramento River Delta
Research Project: Sediment Transport in Coastal Environments
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Jessica Lacy
Objectives: Baseline Topographic and Bathymetric survey of Little Holland Tract


Field Activity 2015-641-FA
Dates: May 22 to July 31
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 2015-315-FA
Dates: May 27 to June 06
Location: Grand Bay, AL/MS and Pascaguola, MS
Research Project: Sea-level and Storm Impacts on Estuarine Environments and Shorelines - SSIEES
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 2015-645-FA
Dates: May 27 to May 31
Location: Tajiguas Creek, CA, USA, Pacific Ocean
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Peter Swarzenski, Robert Rosenbauer, Thomas Lorenson
Objectives: Image and sample the 2015 California oil pipeline spill


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