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Field Activities - March 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 2017-613-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 2017-611-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 2017-301-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.


Field Activity 2017-310-FA
Dates: March 01 to March 31
Location: Dry Tortuga National Park
Research Project: Coral Reef Ecosystems Studies - CREST
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Kimberly Yates
Objectives: OCS recovery, Validation


Field Activity 2017-607-FA
Dates: March 04 to March 14
Location: Anegada, British Virgin Islands
Research Project: Tsunami Hazards, Modeling, and the Sedimentary Record
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Bruce Jaffe
Objectives: Collect sedimentological data on hurricane and tsunami deposits


Field Activity 2017-622-FA
Dates: March 06 to March 07
Location: Nisqually River Delta
Research Project: Coastal Habitats in Puget Sound
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Eric Grossman
Objectives: Examine hydrodynamics and sediment transport affecting marsh restoration, eelgrass, and flood hazards to NNWR


Field Activity 2017-620-FA
Dates: March 07 to March 15
Location: Monterey Bay
Research Project: Climate Change Impacts to the U.S. Pacific and Arctic Coasts
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Patrick Barnard
Objectives: Collect nearshore bathymetry and beach topography in Monterey Bay


Field Activity 2017-632-FA
Dates: March 07 to March 07
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 2017-312-FA
Dates: March 10 to March 10
Location: Lake Tulane, Avon Park, FL
Research Project: High Energy Active Margins
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Caitlin Reynolds
Objectives: Collect vertical water samples.


Field Activity 2017-013-FA
Dates: March 13 to March 15
Location: Sandwich Town Neck Beach, Cape Cod Bay, Massachusetts, United States, Atlantic Ocean
Research Project: Barrier Evolution
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Christopher Sherwood
Objectives: Deploy and recover pressure sensors at overwash


Field Activity 2017-014-FA
Dates: March 16 to March 16
Location: Sandwich Town Neck Beach, Cape Cod Bay, 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: Post storm drone mapping and surveys.


Field Activity 2017-015-FA
Dates: March 17 to March 17
Location: Cape Cod National Seashore (CACO), 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: Map topography of coastal region using images from an umanned autonomous system


Field Activity 2017-617-FA
Dates: March 21 to March 23
Location: Monterey Canyon, Monterey Bay, California, United States, Pacific Ocean
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Kurt Rosenberger, Joanne C. Ferreira, Katherine Coble
Objectives: Coordinated Canyon Experiment - final recovery of moorings (MS1, 2, and 3) in the upper canyon


Field Activity 2017-314-FA
Dates: March 26 to March 29
Location: Ten Thousands Islands NWR
Research Project: Climate Variability
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Nicole Khan
Objectives: To collect peat cores to examine rates of Holocene carbon burial and sea-level rise


Field Activity 2017-628-FA
Dates: March 27 to March 29
Location: Alviso Slough, Coyote Creek, Guadalupe Slough, South San Francisco Bay, California
Research Project: Sediment Transport in Coastal Environments
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Bruce Jaffe
Objectives: collect bathymetry


Field Activity 2017-313-FA
Dates: March 27 to April 07
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 data, water samples and sediment surface grabs. To look at submarine groundwater discharge.


Field Activity 2017-616-FA
Dates: March 31 to April 20
Location: Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Jessica Lacy
Objectives: Determine the influence of aquatic vegetation on turbidity and sediment transport.


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