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Field Activities - April 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 2017-318-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 2017-613-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 2017-301-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 2017-616-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.


Field Activity 2017-633-FA
Dates: April 04 to April 04
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 2017-619-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 2017-317-FA
Dates: April 11 to April 13
Location: St. Teresa, Fl, Alligator Harbour
Research Project: St. Petersburg Science Center Marine Operations
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Christopher Reich
Objectives: We will be testing the capabilities of the new Florida State Universities research vessel (R/V Apalachee) with our Rossfelder P3 vibracoring rig. If the testing goes well, we hope to create a relationship with FSU for future coring operations.


Field Activity 2017-627-FA
Dates: April 17 to April 23
Location: Monterey Canyon, California, United States, Pacific Ocean
Research Project: Sediment Transport in Coastal Environments
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Mary McGann
Objectives: Recover equipment from Monterey Canyon


Field Activity 2017-311-FA
Dates: April 17 to May 15
Location: Biscayne National Park, Fowey Rocks Light (Homestead, FL) FKNMS, Crocker Reef (Islamorada, FL) FKNMS, Sombrero Reef (Marathon, FL) Dry Tortugas National Park (Key West, FL)
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 2017-019-FA
Dates: April 17 to October 31
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 logger at groin. need water elevations to use in adjusting mapping data.


Field Activity 2017-315-FA
Dates: April 18 to April 23
Location: Grand Bay, 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: Kathryn E Smith, Nicole Khan
Objectives: To deploy sediment tracers and sediment traps at erosion monitoring sites within Grand Bay marshes.


Field Activity 2017-018-FA
Dates: April 19 to May 05
Location: West Falmouth Harbor, Massachusetts,United States
Research Project: Barrier Evolution
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Christopher Sherwood
Objectives: Deploy 2 tide gauges to complement mapping, 1094 and 1095


Field Activity 2017-020-FA
Dates: April 24 to April 26
Location: West Falmouth Harbor, Massachusetts,United States
Research Project: Remote Sensing Coastal Change
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Christopher Sherwood
Objectives: Survey using Jetyak and USGS AUS


Field Activity 2017-319-FA
Dates: April 24 to April 24
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 2017-021-FA
Dates: April 26 to April 28
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: Jetyak operations to map Sandwich Town Beach nearshore


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