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Field Activities - February 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 2016-681-FA
Dates: December 06 to April 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 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 2017-009-FA
Dates: Jaunary 27 to February 11
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 2017-613-FA
Dates: Jaunary 30 to April 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 2017-302-FA
Dates: Jaunary 31 to February 03
Location: Gulf of Mexico
Research Project: Sediment Transport in Coastal Environments
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Caitlin Reynolds
Objectives: To collect and redeploy Sediment Trap.


Field Activity 2017-305-FA
Dates: February 01 to February 28
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida
Research Project: St. Petersburg Science Center Marine Operations
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Christopher Reich
Objectives: Equipment testing


Field Activity 2017-308-FA
Dates: February 13 to February 13
Location: Crystal Beach Spring, Palm Harbor, Fl
Research Project: Ocean Acidification
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Lisa Robbins
Objectives: Collect carbonate chemistry data


Field Activity 2017-609-FA
Dates: February 14 to February 23
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 2017-010-FA
Dates: February 14 to February 14
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: Post storm drone mapping and surveys.


Field Activity 2017-612-FA
Dates: February 17 to March 03
Location: Puget Sound, Washington
Research Project: Coastal and marine earthquake, tsunami, and landslide active margin field studies
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Janet Watt, Daniel Brothers
Objectives: Characterize recent deformation and estimate earthquake recurrence on the Seattle Fault zone


Field Activity 2017-614-FA
Dates: February 19 to February 25
Location: Nisqually River delta Washington Puget Sound
Research Project: Coastal Habitats in Puget Sound
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Renee Takesue, Andrew Stevens
Objectives: Quantify changes in eelgrass habitat on the Nisqually River delta


Field Activity 2017-611-FA
Dates: February 20 to March 16
Location: West Maui
Research Project: Past, Present and Future Coral Reefs
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Pamela Swarzenski, Curt Storlazzi, Nancy Prouty
Objectives: collect information on organic contaminant inputs to reefs of West Maui


Field Activity 2017-615-FA
Dates: February 20 to February 24
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Research Project: High Energy Active Margins
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Patrick Barnard
Objectives: beach monitoring


Field Activity 2017-301-FA
Dates: February 27 to April 06
Location: Pacific Panama, Tropical Eastern Pacific
Research Project: Coral Reef Ecosystems Studies - CREST
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Lauren Toth
Objectives: Collect data from six coral reefs in the Gulf of Chiriqui and Gulf of Panama that will be used to monitor coral abundance, coral calcification, and bioerosion in relation to oceanographic variability over the next three years.


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