The Oceanus in Port in San Francisco on October 2nd, 2017
This week I am blogging from the R/V Oceanus about an oceanographic research project aimed at studying California’s central coast. I am tagging along with oceanographers from Oregon State University, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, and the University of Miami. The group plans to sample the coastal ocean off-shore of the Vandenberg Airforce Base and the surrounding area. The goal of the project (called the Inner Shelf Dynamics Project) is to help scientists understand the physical environment of the coastal ocean. Researchers want to understand exactly how the water that crashes in waves on the beach is connected to deeper water at the continental shelf margin. Answering this question will help scientists enhance coastal modeling that can improve beach safety and aid in naval operations.
Check out my posts:
Oct. 5th: The R/V Oceanus sets sail once again
Oct. 7th: Our first peek at mooring data
Oct. 8th: Sea life stowaways
Oct. 9th: Check out these internal waves
Oct. 16th: Sun sets on turnaround cruise
Check out blog posts from other scientists on the project at this link here.