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Field Activity Details for field activity 2019-006-FA

Other ID: none

Status: Pending

Organization(s): USGS, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Funding Program(s): NFWF/Monitoring Beach Marsh (MN00GSM)

Principal Investigator(s): Neil Kamal Ganju

Affiliate Investigator(s):

Information Specialist(s): Steven Suttles

Data Type(s): Time Series: Mooring (physical oceanography), Sampling: Chemistry, Location-Elevation: Benchmarks, Imagery: Photo

Scientific Purpose/Goals: The proposed plan will use remote sensing techniques and targeted in-situ observations to monitor the post-restoration evolution of beaches, dunes, vegetative cover, and sediment budgets at beach and dune restoration sites specified in the RFP. We will use these data to evaluate if/how restoration projects improved ecological outcomes and decreased storm vulnerability relative to unaltered environments, thereby providing input necessary for estimating cost-effectiveness. The work as part of this field activity will focus on in-situ monitoring of sediment transport and water-quality in creeks within two of the restored marsh/dune sites.


Start Port/Location: Port Norris, NJ

End Port/Location: Stone Harbor, NJ

Start Date: 2019-02-24

End Date: 2019-03-01

Equipment Used: Bottom platform, Water sampler, RTK, Wingscapes BirdCam Pro

Information to be Derived: Measure water level, currents, pressure, turbidity, and water-quality parameters. Flow/discharge. Water samples for suspended sediment concentration and organic content.

Summary of Activity and Data Gathered:

Staff: Steven Suttles, Eric Marsjanik, Jonathan Borden

Affiliate Staff:

Notes: Second turnaround of deployed time-series instruments.

Funding Project: MN00GSM NFWF/Monitoring Beach Marsh GR18LQ00GSM2000
Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2018-048-FA

Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2018-056-FA

Entries for this field activity are based on entries from Field Activity 2018-059-FA


Stone Harbor and Thompsons Beach, New Jersey, United States, Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay.

North: 39.2449 South: 38.9868 West: -75.0724 East: -74.6053


photo of Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters



Data Acquired

Survey EquipmentSurvey InfoData Type(s)Data Collected
Bottom platform --- Mooring (physical oceanography)
Water sampler --- Chemistry
RTK --- Benchmarks
Wingscapes BirdCam Pro --- Video

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