Fire Island NY project

Experience Type: 
Student Employee
Date Participated: 
May, 2011 to June, 2011
Experience Description: 
The summer of 2011 I went up to Fire Island NY to learn how to process and run single beam sonar. Having already been processing multi beam sonar for a large chunk of a year I was honored to be given this opportunity. As is the weather did not cooperate and many bad weather days were called. USGS was stationed in the same place to run sub bottom surveys and I was able to get an inside look at the nuts and bolts of that process. Every trip in the field is more informative for real life experiences than class work, so much more experience than you can get in a class, networking, doing real research, and learning multiple aspects of every operation the center does is great and prepares you better for future field excursions.
Comment: 
Learning how to deal with unforeseeable issues, weather days, and how to process single beam sonar. Networking with the USGS crew and raw data reading for CHIRP. Also how to run Single beam sonar.

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