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Field Activities - August 2017

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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 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 2017-635-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 2017-036-FA
Dates: May 25 to September 30
Location: Outer Cape Estuaries, Massachusetts, United States
Research Project: Biogeochemistry, groundwater monitoring, and environmental assessment
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Kevin Kroeger, Meagan Gonneea
Objectives: Continuous monitoring of surface water and pore-water depth, salinity, and temperature, soil temperature and meteorological data in several estuary systems across Cape Cod to examine environmental geochemistry and health of the estuary.


Field Activity 2017-035-FA
Dates: May 25 to September 30
Location: Outer Cape Estuaries, Massachusetts, United States
Research Project: Biogeochemistry, groundwater monitoring, and environmental assessment
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Kevin Kroeger, Meagan Gonneea
Objectives: Collect marsh sediment cores in Herring River and Great Barnstable Marsh estuaries on Cape Cod to examine environmental geochemistry and depositional history


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: Biogeochemistry, groundwater monitoring, and environmental assessment
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 2017-334-FA
Dates: July 26 to August 02
Location: Indian River Lagoon
Research Project: Coastal Aquifer Project - CAPII
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Christopher Smith
Objectives: To map radon, water quality parameters and CRP data to better understand submarine groundwater discharge.


Field Activity 2017-666-FA
Dates: August 07 to August 25
Location: Oregon and Washington Coast
Research Project: Sediment Transport in Coastal Environments
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Andrew Stevens, Guy Gelfenbaum
Objectives: Collect bathymetric and topographic data from Oregon and Washington coasts.


Field Activity 2017-337-FA
Dates: August 07 to August 16
Location: Chandeleur Islands, LA
Research Project: Barrier Island Evolution Research: Coastal Sediment Fluxes
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Jennifer Miselis
Objectives: Annual mapping of N. Chandeleurs borrow site to measure sediment fluxes.


Field Activity 2017-046-FA
Dates: August 11 to August 17
Location: Sage Lot Pond, Waquoit Bay, MA
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Kevin Kroeger
Objectives: Weand#39;ll be collecting aerial imagery to test a multispectral camera for data analysis in a marsh ecosystem.


Field Activity 2017-331-FA
Dates: August 13 to August 25
Location: Dry Tortugas National Park (DRTO) - Pulaski Shoal
Research Project: Coral Reef Ecosystems Studies - CREST
CMGP Center: St. Petesburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Lauren Toth
Objectives: Collecting cores of coral-reef framework (drill coring)


Field Activity 2017-002-FA
Dates: August 13 to August 31
Location: Mid-Atlantic outer shelf and upper continental slope, Hatteras to Wilmington Canyons
Research Project: USGS GAS HYDRATES
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Carolyn Ruppel
Objectives: Water column/seafloor imaging and CTDs to constrain impact of methane seepage on seafloor-water column-atmosphere system


Field Activity 2017-045-FA
Dates: August 14 to August 19
Location: Jamaica Bay, NY and Great South Bay, NY
Research Project: Estuarine Processes, Hazards, and Ecosystems
CMGP Center: Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Neil Kamal Ganju
Objectives: To quantify critical sediment transport parameters of diverse wetland complexes within 4 NCBN parks, Cape Cod NS, Fire Island NS, Gateway NRA and Assateague Island NS in order to inform management efforts. Suspended-sediment concentration data over tidal and seasonal timescales and will directly inform and improve the predications developed as part of the marsh modeling effort for these parks.


Field Activity 2017-671-FA
Dates: August 15 to August 22
Location: South Carolina, United States, Atlantic Ocean
Research Project: Other
CMGP Center: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
Chief Scientist: Jenna Hill
Objectives: To provide age constraints on iceberg scour events.


Field Activity 2017-345-FA
Dates: August 16 to August 16
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 2017-043-FA
Dates: August 21 to August 25
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 2017-341-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.


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