Fall Open House

The Burroughs and Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies is hosting its Fall Open House. Posters and displays will emphasize ongoing Center research initiatives and program capabilities. Center staff and students will be on hand to explain the range of research projects, capabilities and specialized instrumentation. In addition, a number of partnering organizations and agencies will have displays illustrating their regional and cooperative efforts.

CCU Partners with North Carolina Land Trust

The North Carolina Land Trust is partnering with Coastal Carolina University to develop and impliment a water quality monitoring program on Lake Waccamaw and the North Carolina portion of the Waccamaw River.  Read the following press release for more information.

Kristen Howell, Conservation Specialist
North Carolina Coastal Land Trust

Water Quality Monitoring Program Leader Selected for Conservationist Award

Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER®,Christine Ellis, has been selected to receive the prestigious 2011 South Carolina Wildlife Federation Water Conservationist Award.  Through the Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER®, a program of Winyah Rivers Foundation, Christine Ellis has provided project leadership in partnership with Coastal Carolina University’s Waccamaw Watershed Academy (Dr. Susan Libes and Mr.

CCU's scientists spend summer on geophysical survey

While spending a month on a ship alongside the barrier island of Fire Island, N.Y., might sound like a glamorous vacation, it's really just another day at work for marine scientist Paul Gayes and his research team from CCU's Burroughs & Chapin Center for Marine and Wetland Studies (CMWS).

Gayes (director of the CMWS) and his team are on board the Scarlett Isabella, a 133-foot research ship based out of Boston, completing a geophysical survey of the inner shelf off the coast of the Fire Island National Sea Shore. They are partnering with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Hands On Deck

LTER Project at Sapelo Island Georgia

I was exposed to the world of field research and was able to get my hands dirty with something I have a real intrest in. I ran a marine resisitivity survey up and down the Duplin river to help quantify ground water discharge into the river.

Box Core GUST Experiment

Yesterday we ran the GUST experiment at station AB5 with reasonable results. Today we did the box core GUST experiment using cores taken from a box core off the back of the boat, which worked out fairly well. Dr. Quigg took some photos while we were putting the corer together and when we were getting the cores (I'll see if she can upload the pictures and maybe I can send one or two to you tomorrow). Heath Mills' team is also using the HYPOX and box corer for their experiments. (Molecular characterization of the microbial community and cell counts). Dr.

Day 8

Day 8 (Southwest Pass, LUMCON, New Orleans, and for a short time tonight Bourbon St.): Today started with the last few hours of work of the cruise, and this will be the last blog entry for this cruise. As the clock was ticking and our time to work was dwindling almost all hands were working for four hours to get a few last sites in before 0400 when we were scheduled to return to port. I will take time right here to go ahead and tell a few things about this particular cruise in retrospect.

Day 7

Day 7 (28° 52.000’ N , 89° 30.000’ W): As we work off the Atchafalaya region of the cruise, a long steam during the change of watch allotted for a needed extra two hours of sleep for the night watch. During the day watch an equipment malfunction lost 4 of the core tubes to the bottom. During 24/7 operations certain unforeseen events are inevitable especially when at sea. The tubes were replaced by the time the night watch began at 0200. We sailed through the night box coring and conducting GUST experiments.


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