In between field sessions is proving to be very productive, but not in any sort of exciting blog-worthy sort of way. I spend my days thinking about what I am going to do during my next field session and trying to figure out what to do with data I collected during my last field session. It really just looks like me sitting in front of a computer.
So, in order to make my work feel more exciting than it really is this seems like a perfect time to debut this collection of clips from our summer 08 dive work.
As the Coastal Hazards Specialist for Washington Sea Grant I spend my time on research, education and outreach on topics like chronic erosion, climate change, tsunami and other coastal hazards. Current projects include:
1) monitoring the shoreline of the Elwha River delta to detect changes due to the Elwha Dam Removal
2) Assessing the influence of climate change on the resources of the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary
3) Evaluating the impact of debris from the Tohoku tsunami on the shorelines of the Olympic Peninsula