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Field Activity 2016-363-DDDates: October 28 to October 28Location: Madeira Beach, FLChief Scientist: Jennifer BrownObjectives: To collect imagery that will subsequently be input into a photo/video collection.
Field Activity 2017-318-FADates: Jaunary 19 to Jaunary 31Location: Southern Tampa Bay. Depart from Bishops Harbor Boat RampChief Scientist: Lisa RobbinsObjectives: Investigate impacts of ocean acidification and water chemistry on shellfish production in Tampa Bay.
Field Activity 2017-301-FADates: February 27 to April 06Location: Pacific Panama, Tropical Eastern PacificChief Scientist: Lauren TothObjectives: Collect data from six coral reefs in the Gulf of Chiriqui and Gulf of Panama that will be used to monitor coral abundance, coral calcification, and bioerosion in relation to oceanographic variability over the next three years.
Field Activity 2017-317-FADates: April 11 to April 13Location: St. Teresa, Fl, Alligator HarbourChief Scientist: Christopher ReichObjectives: We will be testing the capabilities of the new Florida State Universities research vessel (R/V Apalachee) with our Rossfelder P3 vibracoring rig. If the testing goes well, we hope to create a relationship with FSU for future coring operations.
Field Activity 2017-311-FADates: April 17 to May 15Location: Biscayne National Park, Fowey Rocks Light (Homestead, FL)
FKNMS, Crocker Reef (Islamorada, FL)
FKNMS, Sombrero Reef (Marathon, FL)
Dry Tortugas National Park (Key West, FL)Chief Scientist: Ilsa KuffnerObjectives: Site visit to coral calcification monitoring stations to measure coral and algal calcification rates
Field Activity 2017-315-FADates: April 18 to April 23Location: Grand Bay, MSChief Scientist: Kathryn E Smith, Nicole KhanObjectives: To deploy sediment tracers and sediment traps at erosion monitoring sites within Grand Bay marshes.
Field Activity 2017-319-FADates: April 24 to April 24Location: Lake Tulane, Avon Park, FL Chief Scientist: Caitlin ReynoldsObjectives: Collect vertical water samples.