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June 7, 2018

Beach Haven, NJ Flyover!

USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center personnel aboard Stockton University's R/V Petrel under survey offshore of Beach Haven, NJ in June 2018. The USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program is working to characterize the sea floor and shallow substrate in nearshore waters, using high-resolution geophysical techniques, sediment sampling, and sea-floor photography

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May 31, 2018

Jersey Shore Field Work

Deployment of an Edgetech 512i subbottom profiler from the deck of Stockton University's R/V Petrel near Little Egg Inlet, NJ. The USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program is working to characterize the sea floor and shallow substrate in nearshore waters, using high-resolution geophysical techniques, sediment sampling, and sea-floor photography and videography.
 

Image of USGS personnel and UAS on a dune
May 21, 2018

Dune Surveys, Cape Cod, MA

 

Surveying with UAS in cooperation with US Army Corps of Engineers (Cape Cod, MA).

 

 

 USGS scientists measure beach elevation and other profile characteristics
May 9, 2018

USGS scientists measure beach elevation and other profiles

USGS scientists measure beach elevation and other profile characteristics as part of a project that models how barrier islands will likely change with sea-level rise - and how those changes will ultimately affect piping plover and other shorebird nesting habitat availability.

Image of USGS  staff and partners
May 9, 2018

USGS staff and partners

 The beach-dependent shorebirds project at the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center relies heavily on collaborations with other DOI agencies, such as the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service. This collaboration allows USGS science to inform management of coastal ecosystems on wildlife refuges and national seashores along the Atlantic coast.

An in-progress piping plover nest
May 7, 2018

Piping Plover Nest

An in-progress piping plover nest on Parramore Island, Virginia -- females typically lay 3 to 4 eggs in a nest over the course of a week. Both the male and female will take turns incubating eggs when the final egg is laid. This nest was established in new overwash habitat created by storms during the winter of 2017-2018. 

Aerial image of Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center's Quissett Campus
May 1, 2018

Bird's eye view of Woods Hole's Quissett Campus, MA

View from a drone!  Aerial view of Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center's Quissett Campus.

USGS team and R/V Savannah crew prepare to lower the quadpod deployed at the offshore
April 25, 2018

Equipment recovery off Matanzas Inlet, FL

he USGS team and R/V Savannah crew prepare to lower the quadpod deployed at the offshore site onto the deck during recovery operations.  Note all the hairy encrusting organisms that grew in 3 months.

USGS staff uses a radio to determine if an Acoustic Backscatter sensor (white circle) is still operating
April 25, 2018

Can you hear me now?

Steve Suttles (USGS) uses a radio to determine if an Acoustic Backscatter sensor (white circle) is still operating at the end of the deployment.

Drone operations conducted at Sandy Neck Beach, Barnstable, MA
April 24, 2018

Drone Ops, Sandy Neck Beach, Barnstable, MA

Drone operations conducted at Sandy Neck Barnstable, MA.  Pilots Elizabeth Pendleton and Seth Ackerman are flying a 3DR Solo quadcopter collecting images to be used in the photogrammetry software package, photoscan, to ultimately create 3d surface models.

Drone Pilot Training
April 24, 2018

Drone Pilot Training!

Elizabeth Pendleton and Seth Ackerman of the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center at A-450 drone pilot training in Gainesville, Florida in January 2018. Drone pilot training was provided by the DOI Office of Aviation Services (OAS), and was also attended by employees from USGS water and volcano centers, other DOI agencies, and the US Forest Service.