Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center in the Field

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In the Field; Land, Sea, and Air

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center scientists and staff study coastal and ocean resources and processes from the land, sea, and air, to shorelines and estuaries to the continental shelf, deep sea, lake floor, river bottoms and shallow subsurfaces environments.

 We have implemented new safety and fieldwork processes to maintain social distancing to ensure the safety of our employees and communities while following guidance from federal, state and local authorities.  

 

Location Funding Program Dates Purpose Equipment  Platform Data Types Field Activity Status
Dare County, NC Next-Generation Total Water Level and Coastal Change Forecast September-October 2021 Collect detailed hydrodynamic measurements in a cross-shore array spanning the nearshore and beach/dune, as well as topo-bathy maps, throughout the storm and recovery period(s) during hurricane season. Grab sampler, Vaisala weather transmitter On foot Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography), Sampling: Geology, Environmental Data: Meteorology active
Cocodrie, LA Marine Geohazards Sources and Probability September-October 2021 Geophysical mapping of the Mississippi Delta River Front Reson T20-P, Sparker , S-Boom seismic source R/V Pelican Sampling: Geology, Sonar: Multibeam, Seismics: Sparker, Seismics: Boomer pending
Dartmouth, MA NFWF/Monitoring Beach Marsh September 2021  Recon trip to determine where to deploy instrumentation. The goal is to measure turbidity at the mouth of runnels (channels dug in the marsh as a potential restoration method to drain surface ponds) to determine if sediment transport is a factor to consider in this restoration. Sampling scoop, EXO2 Multi-parameter Sonde, Multisonde CTD On foot  Sampling: Geology, Environmental Data: Turbidity, Environmental Data: Temperature, Environmental Data: pH, Environmental Data: CTD active
New England and Corner Rise Seamounts Expedition Collaboration between USGS, NOAA, University of Maine, Global Foundation for Ocean Exploration, and University Corporation for Atmospheric Research July 2021 Collect critical baseline information about unknown and poorly understood deepwater areas off the eastern U.S. coast and high seas. The ROV and mapping data collected will provide scientists and managers with a better understanding of diversity and distribution of deepwater habitats in this region, allowing for informed resource management decisions.  NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer Environmental Data: CTD, Imagery: Video, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Sampling: Geology complete
Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary National Seafloor Mapping and Benthic Habitat Studies July 2021 Collect seabed sediment samples for geological mapping project  GoPro camera, SeaBOSS, Furuno satellite compass SC-30, SeaBOSS R/V Auk   ongoing
Cape Cod, MA Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center June 2021 To determine the morphology and seismic stratigraphy of the nearshore bars and shoreface of eastern Cape Cod for the purpose of understanding seal and Great White Shark behavior in this environment. To determine the morphology and seismic stratigraphy of the nearshore bars and shoreface of eastern Cape Cod for the purpose of understanding seal and Great White Shark behavior in this environment. R/V Rafael Sonar: Multibeam, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler complete
Southern New England Shelf and Upper Slope Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center June 2021 Seafloor/subseafloor characterization for acoustic modeling studies Piston corer, Other, Other, Gravity corer, Edgetech chirp subbottom profiler 512i, Knudsen 3260 R/V Endeavor Sediment properties, subsurface stratigraphy complete
Newport, OR CMHRP Program Office May 2021 Active-source ocean bottom seismic imaging and velocity measurements for forearc structure and physical properties Ocean Bottom Seismometer R/V Oceanus Seismics: Ocean Bottom Seismometer complete
Mississippi River Delta Marine Geohazards Sources and Probability May 2021 High-resolution mapping and geophysics over mudflow environments on the Mississippi River Delta Front Chirp 512i (sp), Reson T20-P R/V Sonar: Multibeam, Seismics: Sub Bottom Profiler, Seismics: Sparker, Sampling: Geology complete

 

Marcus G. Langseth departs Newport, Oregon

Marcus G. Langseth departs Newport, Oregon (Yaquina Bay) for Cascadia Project OBS Deployment Leg

(Credit: Wayne Baldwin, USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center. Public domain.)