Written on: February 21st, 2011 in Research
Heading into the field…what am I thinking with temperatures in the 20’s? I guess it’s all in the name of science.
8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Taking Sediment Elevation Table (SET) readings in the marsh. Low tide…good time to take readings.
Didn’t think I’d be saying this…but looking forward to picking through marsh plant roots in the warm lab at the Reserve. Biomass analysis may be less exciting than field work but it is definitely warmer.
This week the Reserve hosted a workshop entitled Navigating Rough Seas: Public Issues and Conflict Management. The workshop was presented by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Coastal Services Center (CSC). This training equipped decision makers with good facilitation skills and meeting process and management skills. CSC provides wonderful training opportunities nationwide. Visit the CSC website for more information on their trainings and visit the Reserve Coastal Training Program webpage for more opportunities here at the Reserve.
Staff with the Delaware Coastal Programs presented recent research and outreach regarding science based management and sea level rise at the 2011 Delaware Estuary Science & Environmental Summit held in Cape May, New Jersey from January 31 – February 2, 2011. To learn more about the Summit hosted by the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary or to access the current or past proceedings visit the Summit’s webpage. The Summit featured more than 130 presentations providing a regional focus to issues facing the Delaware Bay and its tributaries.