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Field Activities - December 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 2017-635-FA
Dates: April 11 to December 31
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 topography and sediment properties of the Carmel River channel and Los Padres reservoir, studying watershed response to disturbances including dam removal and large floods.


Field Activity 2017-690-FA
Dates: May 05 to December 31
Location: Santa Cruz, California, Cowells, Monterey Bay
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Shawn Harrison
Objectives: Remote sensing coastal change; shoreline change, nearshore sandbar evolution, river mouth bar morphology


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: Other
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: John Lisle
Objectives: Characterize microbial biogeochemistry of groundwater systems.


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 2017-691-FA
Dates: September 15 to December 31
Location: Santa Cruz, Watsonville, California, Sunset State Beach, Monterey Bay
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Shawn Harrison
Objectives: Remote sensing coastal change; shoreline change, nearshore sandbar evolution, storm response and recovery, morphodynamic modeling


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 2017-058-FA
Dates: November 15 to December 15
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 2017-056-FA
Dates: November 26 to December 05
Location: Long Island Sound, Connecticut, United States, Atlantic Ocean
Research Project: CMG-WH Core Competency - Marine Technology
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Dann Blackwood, Seth Ackerman
Objectives: To collect ground truth sediment samples, video and photographs to help characterize the seafloor geology and biota


Field Activity 2017-340-FA
Dates: November 27 to December 04
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.


Field Activity 2017-694-FA
Dates: November 30 to December 08
Location: Monterey Bay, beaches and nearshore at Seascape and Sunset State Beach
Research Project: High Energy Active Margins
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Li Erikson
Objectives: Collect nearshore bathymetry and beach topography in Monterey Bay


Field Activity 2017-365-FA
Dates: December 04 to December 05
Location: Miami Beach, Florida
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: Perform beach topographic survey; collect camera calibration data to allow for the utilization of a Surfline camera for scientific measurements.


Field Activity 2017-371-FA
Dates: December 06 to December 06
Location: Madeira Beach, FL
Research Project: Rapid Response Surveys
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Jennifer Brown
Objectives: Collect GPS measurements of numerous ground control points for use with Unmanned Aerial Systems survey processing.


Field Activity 2017-349-FA
Dates: December 07 to December 10
Location: Gulf of Mexico
Research Project: Climate Variability
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Julie Richey
Objectives: To collect and redeploy Sediment Trap.


Field Activity 2017-695-FA
Dates: December 07 to December 07
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 2017-373-FA
Dates: December 10 to December 21
Location: Looe Key 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 2017-372-FA
Dates: December 11 to December 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 2017-063-FA
Dates: December 11 to December 11
Location: Coast Guard Beach, Nauset Inlet, Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts, United States, Atlantic Ocean
Research Project: Coastal Model Applications and Field Measurements
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Christopher Sherwood
Objectives: Map coastal change.


Field Activity 2017-374-FA
Dates: December 11 to December 11
Location: Tampa Bay, FL
Research Project: Coral Reef Ecosystems Studies - CREST
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Kimberly Yates
Objectives: To deploy the OCS V2, check the mount for OCS V2, and take samples


Field Activity 2017-696-FA
Dates: December 12 to December 12
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 2017-375-FA
Dates: December 13 to December 13
Location: Tampa Bay, FL
Research Project: Coral Reef Ecosystems Studies - CREST
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Kimberly Yates
Objectives: To deploy OCS V2 in the middle of Tampa Bay


Field Activity 2017-376-FA
Dates: December 14 to December 15
Location: Tampa Bay, FL
Research Project: Coral Reef Ecosystems Studies - CREST
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Kimberly Yates
Objectives: To service OCS V2 and determine why we are not receiving data.


Field Activity 2017-065-FA
Dates: December 15 to December 15
Location: Coast Guard Beach, Nauset Inlet, Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts, United States, Atlantic Ocean
Research Project: Coastal Model Applications and Field Measurements
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Christopher Sherwood
Objectives: Map coastal change.


Field Activity 2017-377-FA
Dates: December 21 to December 21
Location: Madeira Beach, FL
Research Project: Rapid Response Surveys
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Jennifer Brown
Objectives: Collect GPS of ground control points for use in Unmanned Aerial Systems surveys.


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