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Field Activities - September 2018

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Field Activity 2013-602-FA
Dates: November 14 to December 31
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 2016-363-DD
Dates: October 28 to December 31
Location: Madeira Beach, FL
Research Project: National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards - NACCH
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Jennifer Brown, Joseph Long
Objectives: Collect imagery for quantifying coastal processes.


Field Activity 2017-330-FA
Dates: June 01 to October 01
Location: Kissimmee River Aquifer Storage and Recovery (KRASR) treatment facility, Okeechobee, FL
Research Project: National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards - NACCH
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: John Lisle
Objectives: Characterize microbial biogeochemistry of groundwater systems.


Field Activity 2017-341-FA
Dates: August 29 to December 29
Location: Lake Tulane, Avon Park, FL
Research Project: Climate Variability
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Caitlin Reynolds
Objectives: Collect vertical water samples.


Field Activity 2018-330-FA
Dates: Jaunary 01 to December 31
Location: Lake Tulane, Avon Park, FL
Research Project: Climate Variability
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Caitlin Reynolds
Objectives: Collect vertical water samples.


Field Activity 2018-302-DD
Dates: April 13 to December 31
Location: Sand Key, FL
Research Project: National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards - NACCH
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist:
Objectives:


Field Activity 2018-320-FA
Dates: May 07 to September 17
Location: Pinellas and Brevard Counties, FL
Research Project: National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards - NACCH
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Joseph Long
Objectives: The goal of this project is to assess sea turtle nesting response on different template designs for nourished beaches and how these differ from a and#34;natural beachand#34;.


Field Activity 2018-349-FA
Dates: July 25 to December 17
Location: Tampa Bay, Florida
Research Project: Climate Variability
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Kimberly Yates
Objectives: Characterize the carbonate chemistry of Tampa Bay.


Field Activity 2018-042-FA
Dates: August 16 to September 02
Location: SE US Margin
Research Project: Deepwater Atlantic Habitats II: Continued Atlantic Research and Exploration in Deepwater Ecosystems with Focus on Coral, Canyon, and Seep Communities
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Jason Chaytor
Objectives: Atlantic Habitats II - investigation of canyons, seeps and corals of the US SE Margin


Field Activity 2018-641-FA
Dates: August 27 to September 22
Location: South Central California
Research Project: Marine Geomorphology, Evolution, and Habitats
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Guy Cochrane, Maureen Walton
Objectives: Geologic framework and habitat geophysics in Federal Waters of South Central California for offshore energy hazards and impacts.


Field Activity 2018-025-FA
Dates: September 01 to September 06
Location: Queen Charlotte Fault, Queen Charlotte-Fairweather Fault, Western Canada, Pacific Ocean, Southeastern Alaska
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Nathaniel Miller, Uri Ten Brink
Objectives: Deployment of six WHOI ARRA-type broadband ocean-bottom seismographs


Field Activity 2018-323-FA
Dates: September 04 to September 25
Location: 7 Mile Island, New Jersey
Research Project: NFWF Monitoring Hurricane Sandy Beach and Marsh Resilience
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Jennifer Miselis
Objectives: Assess the restoration efforts by providing baseline bathymetry using combination of single-beam and multibeam and sub bottom profiles that traverse the surf zone by beach launching the 512i.


Field Activity 2018-023-FA
Dates: September 05 to September 07
Location: Sandwich Town Neck Beach, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, United States, Atlantic Ocean
Research Project: Remote Sensing Coastal Change
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Christopher Sherwood
Objectives: Monitor coastal erosion, test ability to map grain size using UAS.


Field Activity 2018-352-FA
Dates: September 09 to September 16
Location: Dauphin Island, AL
Research Project: Remote Sensing Coastal Change
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Patricia (Soupy) Dalyander, Jennifer Brown
Objectives: Collect aerial imagery and ground control points for producing point clouds, orthomosaic images, and digital elevation models using Structure-from-Motion.


Field Activity 2018-029-FA
Dates: September 10 to September 14
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 2018-672-FA
Dates: September 10 to September 10
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 2018-012-FA
Dates: September 12 to September 17
Location: Great Marsh, Barnstable MA
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Kevin Kroeger
Objectives: To create a base map of elevation to aid in carbon budget modeling.


Field Activity 2018-043-FA
Dates: September 13 to September 27
Location: Keweenaw Bay, Lake Superior, Michigan, United States
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Walter Barnhardt
Objectives: To collect baseline geophysical data on the distribution and thickness of reworked mine tailings on the lake bottom


Field Activity 2018-655-FA
Dates: September 14 to October 02
Location: southern California, United States, Pacific Ocean
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Thomas Lorenson, Mary McGann
Objectives: Understand and quantify geologically recent changes in the seafloor morphology. Targeted areas include sites: (a) deformed by recent faulting, (b) experiencing seafloor modifications associated with events in submarine channels; and (c) undergoing changes associated with methane venting.


Field Activity 2018-651-FA
Dates: September 17 to September 26
Location: South Molokai, Hawaii
Research Project: Past, Present and Future Coral Reefs
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Curt Storlazzi
Objectives: Determine controls on sediment transport from the fore reef to the shoreline.


Field Activity 2018-673-FA
Dates: September 17 to September 17
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 2018-048-FA
Dates: September 17 to September 20
Location: Stone Harbor and Thompsons Beach, New Jersey, United States, Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay.
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Neil Kamal Ganju
Objectives: The proposed plan will use remote sensing techniques and targeted in-situ observations to monitor the post-restoration evolution of beaches, dunes, vegetative cover, and sediment budgets at beach and dune restoration sites specified in the RFP. We will use these data to evaluate if/how restoration projects improved ecological outcomes and decreased storm vulnerability relative to unaltered environments, thereby providing input necessary for estimating cost-effectiveness. The work as part of this field activity will focus on in-situ monitoring of sediment transport and water-quality in creeks within two of the restored marsh/dune sites.


Field Activity 2018-627-FA
Dates: September 17 to October 02
Location: southern 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: Thomas Lorenson, Mary McGann
Objectives: The goal is to learn the timing of recent faulting events, whether slip rates can be determined, and whether synchronous sediment transport events took place within multiple canyons indicating triggering by large prehistoric earthquake events.


Field Activity 2018-310-FA
Dates: September 17 to September 22
Location: Buck Island Reef National Monument, St. Croix, USVI
Research Project: Coral Reef Ecosystems Studies - CREST
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Ilsa Kuffner, Lauren Toth
Objectives: Primary purpose is reconnaissance of potential field sites for calcification and carbonate-budget experiments. Secondary goal is qualitative assessment of Hurricanes Irma and Maria impacts to coral reef ecosystem resources for NPS unit BUIS.


Field Activity 2018-660-FA
Dates: September 23 to September 29
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 2018-049-FA
Dates: September 23 to September 27
Location: Little Egg Inlet, New Jersey, United States, Atlantic Ocean
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Walter Barnhardt
Objectives: To collect geologic framework information from inner shelf and inlet (where possible) for coastal-change studies


Field Activity 2018-674-FA
Dates: September 25 to September 25
Location: South San Francisco Bay, California
Research Project: Sediment Transport in Coastal Environments
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Rachel Allen
Objectives: measure flocculated particle size


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