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 Dates Purpose Equipment  Platform Data Types
Cape Cod, Massachusetts Ongoing 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. Sensor - light, Other, In-Situ AquaTroll 200 (CTD) on foot Environmental Data: Temperature, Environmental Data: Pressure, Environmental Data: Light, Environmental Data: Depth, Environmental Data: Conductivity
Jones River, Kingston, MA   Unmanned Aircraft Systems surveys to monitor changes in the Jones River bathymetry due to dam removal. Photogrammetric techniques will be used to produce digital elevation models from still images collected at the study site Aeropoint targets, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) on foot Elevation Models, Photogrammetry GPS Target Data