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
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 Marcus G. Langseth Seismics: Ocean Bottom Seismometer
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
Cape Cod, MA Massachusetts Integrated Coastal Studies  April 2021 Recovery of instruments to collect data to assess cross-shore sediment transport prediction techniques being implemented in coastal modeling efforts for wave dominated sandy coast. Measurements will focus on waves, wave induced water velocities near the seabed, and the response of the seabed to these forces. Bottom platform and Grab sampler R/V Tioga Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography), Sampling: Geology
Cape Cod, MA Next-Generation Total Water Level and Coastal Change Forecast 2021 Meteorlogical measurements will be made at the CoastCam location to supplement data on nearshore circulation processes, especially during the summer-early fall deployments that overlap with the shark behavior research. Vaisala weather transmitters, Argus camera system on foot Imagery: Photo, Environmental Data, and Meteorology
Cape Cod, MA Next-Generation Total Water Level and Coastal Change Forecast 2021 To characterize the beach and nearshore morphology and evaluate the USGS Total Water Level and Coastal Change Forecast. Echosounder, GPS - Handheld, Spectra Precision SP80, Aeropoint targets, Ricoh GR II, PPK GPS, Plywood targets, Sampling scoop, Argus camera system on foot Imagery, Sonar: Single Beam, Sampling: Geology, Location-Elevation: Transects, Location-Elevation: Navigation, Imagery: Photo
Cape Cod, MA Aerial Imaging & Mapping  2021 UAS training, proficiency, and accuracy assessment Spectra Precision SP80, Aeropoint targets, Ricoh GR II, 3DR Solo mRo on foot Location-Elevation: Navigation, Imagery: Photo
R/V Marcus G. Langseth entering NY Harbor

R/V Marcus G. Langseth entering NY Harbor

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