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USGS team and R/V Savannah crew prepare to lower the quadpod deployed at the nearshore site onto the deck
April 13, 2018

Quadpod Recovery

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

USGS personnel control chain as it went through a block on recovery of a seafloor platform.
April 13, 2018

Chain of Command

 USGS personnel control chain as it went through a block on recovery of a seafloor platform. The platform had been deployed off Matanzas Inlet, FL in winter 2018 to assess storm effects on coastal inlet dynamics.

Sunrise over the Atlantic near Matanzas Inlet, F
April 12, 2018

Sunrise over the Atlantic near Matanzas Inlet, FL

Sunrise over the Atlantic near Matanzas Inlet, FL. USGS was recovering seafloor platforms deployed to quantify storm effects on coastal inlet dynamics.

3DR Solo quadcopter in flight
April 11, 2018

Quadcopter in flight

The 3DR Solo quadcopter in flight, with a Ricoh GRII camera mounted, taking pictures to be used in photogrammetric techniques to produce 3D surface models.

Image showing MTL contour, marsh edge, and example of calculating the marsh edge
April 9, 2018

Marsh edge browse graphhic

Image showing MTL contour, marsh edge, and example of calculating the marsh edge

March 28, 2018

Getting Down with USGS Science!

Cave diving scientist David Brankovits from the USGS and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and DSO Jake Emmert (Moody Gardens) recover the OPP water sampling device designed and engineered by Emile Bergeron (USGS). The OPP collects samples across a chemical interface where bacteria entrain methane -- a dissolved gas -- into the food web. The OPP is powered by compressed

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Drone image of Nauset Spit, Massachusetts
March 27, 2018

Drone image of Nauset Inlet, Massachusetts

Drone image of Nauset Inlet, Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts

Dive Safety Officer (DSO) Jake Emmert from Moody Gardens Aquarium enters a flooded coastal cave beneath the tropical forest
March 22, 2018

Cave diving scientists

Dive Safety Officer (DSO) Jake Emmert from Moody Gardens Aquarium enters a flooded coastal cave beneath the tropical forest of the Yucatan Peninsula through a small open-water pool, locally known as a cenote.  Cave diving scientists John Pohlman (USGS) and David Brankovits (USGS/WHOI) will use these entrances over the coming days to access a vast network of passages where

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divers deploy acoustic devices in centoes in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
March 17, 2018

USGS in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

John Pohlman (USGS), David Brankovits (USGS/WHOI) and Jake Emmert (MG) deploy acoustic devices in open water sinkhole (or cenote) prior to a 6-month long installation in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico cave

drone content collage
March 8, 2018

Drone collage

Top left- Rob Thieler, Sandy Brosnahan and Alex Nichols deploying ground control targets for a UAS study on Coast Guard National Seashore in Eastham, MA.  

Top right- Seth Ackerman (pilot) and Alex Nichols (data recorder) conducting a mapping survey at Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Newbury Ma.  Photogrammetric techniques are used to stich together the

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Waves break between houses in Sandwich, MA
March 2, 2018

March 2018 Nor'Easter, Sandwich, MA

Waves break between houses on White Cap Path in Sandwich, MA near high tide on Friday, March 2, 2018

floodwaters more than two feet deep on Water Street, Sandwich, MA, March 2018
March 2, 2018

Floodwaters in Sandwich, MA

 photo taken at noon on Friday, March 2, 2018, shows floodwaters more than two feet deep on Water Street, Sandwich, MA, approaching the beach cam house (visible above the mailbox) and Town Neck Beach parking lot.