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Field Activities - October 2017

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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: Joseph Long, Jennifer Brown
Objectives: Collect imagery for quantifying coastal processes.


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 2017-318-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 2017-330-FA
Dates: June 01 to October 01
Location: Kissimmee River Aquifer Storage and Recovery (KRASR) treatment facility, Okeechobee, FL
Research Project: Ocean Acidification
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: John Lisle
Objectives: Characterize microbial biogeochemistry of groundwater systems.


Field Activity 2017-664-FA
Dates: July 26 to October 13
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 2017-341-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 2017-652-FA
Dates: September 09 to October 03
Location: Puget Sound, WA, SE Alaska, and NW Canada, 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: James Conrad, Daniel Brothers
Objectives: Neotectonics investigation of the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather Fault System


Field Activity 2017-343-FA
Dates: September 19 to October 05
Location: Pacific Panama
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 2017-669-FA
Dates: September 25 to November 30
Location: San Pablo Bay
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, Jared Kluesner
Objectives: Collect MCS sparker and chirp data to image the Hayward-Rodgers Creek and other east bay fault systems


Field Activity 2017-342-FA
Dates: September 25 to October 06
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 2017-346-FA
Dates: September 30 to October 06
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
Objectives: To collect sediment tracers and sediment traps at erosion monitoring sites within Grand Bay marshes and remove boardwalks.


Field Activity 2017-675-FA
Dates: October 02 to October 04
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 bed sediment properties.


Field Activity 2017-049-FA
Dates: October 03 to November 24
Location: Lake Powell, Utah
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Other
Objectives: Collect multibeam bathymetry and sub-bottom data within Lake Powell and at the confluence of several rivers (Colorado, Escalante, San Juan)


Field Activity 2017-350-FA
Dates: October 06 to October 06
Location: Charlotte Harbor, FL
Research Project: Sea-level and Storm Impacts on Estuarine Environments and Shorelines - SSIEES
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Nicole Khan
Objectives: To assess impacts of Hurricane Irma to existing marsh/mangrove field sites


Field Activity 2017-673-FA
Dates: October 09 to October 17
Location: Guanica, Puerto Rico
Research Project: Past, Present and Future Coral Reefs
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Curt Storlazzi
Objectives: Recover instruments deployed in FAN 2017-618-FA


Field Activity 2017-351-FA
Dates: October 10 to October 23
Location: Crocker Reef, Florida Keys
Research Project: Coral Reef Ecosystems Studies - CREST
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: David Zawada, Kimberly Yates
Objectives: Sediment accumulation in area of survey


Field Activity 2017-687-FA
Dates: October 11 to October 12
Location: Mud Creek landslide, Big Sur coast, CA
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Jonathan Warrick
Objectives: Conduct SfM topographic survey of landslide.


Field Activity 2017-354-FA
Dates: October 11 to October 11
Location: Madeira Beach, Florida, United States, Gulf of Mexico
Research Project: Rapid Response Surveys
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Jennifer Brown
Objectives: To collect aerial imagery for assessing the Structure-from-Motion technique for estimating coastal topography.


Field Activity 2017-688-FA
Dates: October 16 to October 16
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 and subtidal sand volume and distribution


Field Activity 2017-348-FA
Dates: October 16 to October 19
Location: Fire Island, NY
Research Project: Hurricane Sandy Supplemental Funding (Miselis)
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Jennifer Miselis
Objectives: On going post-Sandy beach recovery assessment. Survey 15 beach profiles, continuous alongshore topography, and Wilderness Breach shoreline position.


Field Activity 2017-363-FA
Dates: October 17 to October 19
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
Objectives: To collect sediment traps at erosion monitoring sites and peat cores within Grand Bay marshes.


Field Activity 2017-362-FA
Dates: October 19 to October 24
Location: Tampa Bay, Charlotte Harbor, Ten Thousand Islands, Biscayne Bay, Lower Florida Keys, FL
Research Project: Sea-level and Storm Impacts on Estuarine Environments and Shorelines - SSIEES
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Nicole Khan
Objectives: To assess impacts of Hurricane Irma to existing marsh/mangrove field sites


Field Activity 2017-686-FA
Dates: October 23 to May 31
Location: Shelf NW of Oceanside, CA
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Jonathan Warrick
Objectives: Geophysical investigations of shallow sediment cover on the shelf in support of sand resource quantification


Field Activity 2017-352-FA
Dates: October 23 to November 10
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 2017-340-FA
Dates: October 31 to November 01
Location: Islamorada, Florida, United States, Atlantic Ocean
Research Project: Barrier Island Evolution Research - BIER Sedimentology
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Kimberly Yates, Patricia (Soupy) Dalyander
Objectives: To deploy ADCPs, current Profilers and turbidity sensor, as well as sediment collection and perform a bathymetry survey to study wave and ocean circulation and sediment suspension at the Crocker Reef, Islamorada.


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