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This Month's Field Activities - October 2016

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Field Activity 2016-346-FA
Dates: September 26 to October 07
Location: Dry Tortugas Natl Park FL
Chief Scientist: Kimberly Yates
Objectives: Collect Biogeochemical data on various benthic habitats surrounding the Ocean Carbon System (OCS)

Field Activity 2016-360-FA
Dates: October 12 to October 18
Location: St Lucie, FL, to NC/VA Line.
Chief Scientist: Karen L M Morgan
Objectives: Collection of Post-Hurricane Matthew Oblique photography

Field Activity 2016-359-FA
Dates: October 13 to October 15
Location: Matanzas Inlet to Canaveral National Seashore
Chief Scientist: Christopher Smith, Jennifer Miselis
Objectives: Site visit to investigate overwash deposits as a result of Hurricane Matthew. Goals are to collect beach profiles, map overwash deposits, photograph impacts to the environment from the storm, collect sediment samples and cores of overwash deposits.

Field Activity 2016-358-FA
Dates: October 18 to October 25
Location: Grand Bay, MS
Chief Scientist: Kathryn E Smith, Nicole Khan
Objectives: To deploy sediment tracers and sediment traps at erosion monitoring sites within Grand Bay marshes.

Field Activity 2016-357-FA
Dates: October 24 to November 10
Location: Biscayne National Park, Fowey Rocks Light (Homestead, FL) FKNMS, Crocker Reef (Islamorada, FL) FKNMS, Crocker Reef (Key Largo, FL) FKNMS, Sombrero Reef (Marathon, FL) Dry Tortugas National Park (Key West, FL)
Chief Scientist: Ilsa Kuffner
Objectives: Site visit to coral calcification monitoring stations to measure coral and algal calcification rates

Field Activity 2016-363-DD
Dates: October 28 to October 28
Location: Madeira Beach, FL
Chief Scientist: Jennifer Brown
Objectives: To collect imagery that will subsequently be input into a photo/video collection.

Field Activity 2016-366-FA
Dates: October 31 to October 31
Location: Indian Rocks Beach, Pinellas County, FL
Chief Scientist: Christopher Smith
Objectives: Assess monitoring wells

Field Activity 2016-365-FA
Dates: October 31 to November 11
Location: Hutchinson Island (FL) to VA/MD border. 23 sites are spaced out along the coastline at ~50 mile increments.
Chief Scientist: Christopher Reich
Objectives: Three teams will cover the eastern shoreline for Lidar ground control support. Team #1 (SPCMSC) will cover the Florida coastline (~320 miles and 7 sites). Team #2(SPCMSC)will cover Georgia and South Carolina coastline (~300 miles and 7 sites). Team #3 (WHCMSC) will cover the North Carolina and Virginia Coastline (~400 miles and 9 sites).

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