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Field Activities - June 2017

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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 2016-682-FA
Dates: August 15 to August 15
Location: Port Susan Bay, Puget Sound, WA
Research Project: Coastal Habitats in Puget Sound
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Eric Grossman
Objectives: Examine sediment transport and sedimentation patterns and their effects on lagoon surface water and marsh groundwater and drainage.


Field Activity 2016-363-DD
Dates: October 28 to October 28
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
Objectives: To collect imagery that will subsequently be input into a photo/video collection.


Field Activity 2017-603-FA
Dates: Jaunary 03 to Jaunary 06
Location: Kauaʻi, Oʻahu
Research Project: Tsunami Hazards, Modeling, and the Sedimentary Record
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Bruce Richmond
Objectives: To collect sediment cores in coastal wetland environments that may record evidence of historic and pre-historic tsunamis.


Field Activity 2017-606-FA
Dates: Jaunary 07 to September 30
Location: San Lorenzo River, Santa Cruz, CA
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Amy East
Objectives: Collect suspended-sediment samples from a bridge-mounted sampling station on the San Lorenzo River (pedestrian bridge between Water St and Soquel), opposite the downtown Trader Joeand#39;s. We intend to sample every hour or two (more often on the highest flows) throughout this event as part of a multi year study of how antecedent conditions affect coastal watershed sediment yield in this area.


Field Activity 2017-318-FA
Dates: Jaunary 19 to Jaunary 31
Location: Southern Tampa Bay. Depart from Bishops Harbor Boat Ramp
Research Project: Ocean Acidification
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Lisa Robbins
Objectives: Investigate impacts of ocean acidification and water chemistry on shellfish production in Tampa Bay.


Field Activity 2017-619-FA
Dates: April 10 to June 16
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 2017-635-FA
Dates: April 11 to August 18
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 2017-328-FA
Dates: May 22 to June 04
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: Map radon, salinity and water temperature, collect CRP, and ert data, water samples and sediment surface grabs. To look at submarine groundwater discharge.


Field Activity 2017-036-FA
Dates: May 25 to September 30
Location: Outer Cape Estuaries, 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: Continuous monitoring of surface water and pore-water depth, salinity, and temperature, soil temperature and meteorological data in several estuary systems across Cape Cod to examine environmental geochemistry and health of the estuary.


Field Activity 2017-035-FA
Dates: May 25 to September 30
Location: Outer Cape Estuaries, 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 marsh sediment cores in Herring River and Great Barnstable Marsh estuaries on Cape Cod to examine environmental geochemistry and depositional history


Field Activity 2017-641-FA
Dates: May 30 to July 07
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 2017-323-FA
Dates: May 31 to June 14
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 and seismic profiles along the Louisiana Chenier Plain coastline from Marsh Island to Sabine Pass, TX.


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: Barrier Island Comprehensive Monitoring - BICM
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: John Lisle
Objectives: Characterize microbial biogeochemistry of groundwater systems.


Field Activity 2017-329-FA
Dates: June 04 to June 10
Location: Naval Research Laboratory
Research Project: St. Petersburg CMG Mendenhall, Task 2
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Timothy Nelson, Patricia (Soupy) Dalyander
Objectives: To collect incipient motion data on artificial SOAs.


Field Activity 2017-326-FA
Dates: June 05 to June 30
Location: Dry Tortugas National Park, FL
Research Project: Coral Reef Ecosystems Studies - CREST
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Lauren Toth
Objectives: Collect cores and surface samples of Holocene reef framework from Pulaski shoal in Dry Tortugas National Park.


Field Activity 2017-327-FA
Dates: June 06 to June 30
Location: Dry Tortugas, FL
Research Project: Coral Microbial Ecology
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Christina Kellogg
Objectives: Collection of replacement reef metagenome samples from coral and seagrass environments in Pulaski Shoals.


Field Activity 2017-034-FA
Dates: June 12 to June 15
Location: Duck, North Carolina, United States, Atlantic Ocean, Outer Banks,
Research Project: Remote Sensing Coastal Change
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Christopher Sherwood
Objectives: Drone Mapping as part of the and#34;Fly-inand#34;, Photogrammetry


Field Activity 2017-033-FA
Dates: June 12 to June 15
Location: Duck, NC, United States, Atlantic Ocean, Outer Banks
Research Project: Remote Sensing Coastal Change
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Christopher Sherwood
Objectives: Fixed-wing aircraft surveys as part of Duck and#34;fly-inand#34;


Field Activity 2017-625-FA
Dates: June 18 to June 24
Location: Southern Puerto Rico
Research Project: Past, Present and Future Coral Reefs
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Renee Takesue
Objectives: Collect stream sediment samples and nearshore samples in southern Puerto Rico and Guanica Bay


Field Activity 2017-650-FA
Dates: June 19 to June 23
Location: Pila'a beach
Research Project: Past, Present and Future Coral Reefs
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Nancy Prouty
Objectives: collect coral cores for evaluating coral reef health and land use change


Field Activity 2017-649-FA
Dates: June 26 to June 30
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: Topographic and Bathymetric survey of Little Holland Tract and Wildlands restoration site


Field Activity 2017-660-FA
Dates: June 27 to June 27
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 2017-332-FA
Dates: June 27 to June 27
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 2017-621-FA
Dates: June 27 to July 26
Location: Southeastern Alaska continental slope
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: Acquire high-resolution multichannel seismic profiles along the Queen Charlotte Fault System to better understand earthquake and tsunami hazards throughout the SE Alaska region.


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