This week a crew of us headed south to Skidaway Institute of Oceanography. J.P. had to attend a meeting for the BOEM project focused on sand resources in NC, and this travel provided a great opportunity to get our new MS student, Luke Stevens, in the field to collect some marsh cores. In the morning of our first day we met with Dr. Clark Alexander and his super tech Mike Robinson to go over possible coring locations. They are great collaborators on the research and even let us borrow their RTK GPS system.
That afternoon, Reide and Luke went out on a SkIO vessel to visit some marshes in hard to reach areas of the Ogeechee River. At 2 sites they collected 6 cores and some gps measurements of elevation.
While they did field work, J.P. had a 3 hr meeting with folks from BOEM, SC and GA focused on project efforts, reporting and account management.
After an enjoyable night out in Savannah, Reide, Luke and J.P., explored by car and found another site where we collected more RTK data 3 more cores.
Despite getting a flat on the drive home, the trip had few hiccups and was a big success in a short time. Thanks again to Clark and Mike. This work will ultimately help our collaborative SALCC project led by Tom Allen and involving Jim Morris from USC.
We look forward to heading south again soon to visit our SC collaboratirs at Baruch Institute and obtain some additional samples and days to congrats with GA and NC.
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