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Autonomous Survey of the Suwannee River

  • Written by CSA Ocean Sciences
  • Category: Blog

Earlier this year, Rob Collaro of Morgan & Eklund, Inc. (M&E) and Jack Herbert of SeaRobotics Inc. (SRC) took the Sea Robotics SR-Surveyor M1.8 Autonomous Surface Vessel (ASV) to Suwannee, Florida, for a demonstration to Substructure Inc. (Substructure), a hydrographic survey company based in New Hampshire.

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CSA Seagrass Mitigation Project Included in New Book, "Engineering With Nature: An Atlas, Volume 2"

  • Written by CSA Ocean Sciences
  • Category: Blog

The United States Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) developed the Engineering With Nature (EWN) initiative to "efficiently and sustainably deliver economic, environmental and social benefits through the use of natural systems." EWN programs and projects intentionally align natural and engineering processes. "Engineering With Nature: An Atlas, Volume 2" showcases 62 projects worldwide that have employed the concept of EWN, and includes in-depth illustrations and descriptions. Projects include those associated with coastal resiliency, shoreline stabilization with reefs, restoring natural waterways in riverine systems, mitigating flood risk through natural processes in flood plains, alternative interventions using vegetation and natural materials, and engineering of alternative substrates for habitat creation integrated with infrastructure. The virtual book launch ceremony occurred on 7 April 2021 and can be viewed online here

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“Islands in the Sand” – a Book on Florida’s Nearshore Hardbottom Reefs Co-authored by CSA’s Dave Snyder

  • Written by CSA Ocean Sciences
  • Category: Blog

CSA ichthyologist David B. Snyder has lately been sharing a “Fish Blog” with insightful and entertaining fish tales accompanied by dazzling underwater photographs captured during his prolific diving career and sojourns. This blog recognizes David’s contribution to the new book “Islands in the Sand: Ecology and Management of Nearshore Hardbottom Reefs of East Florida” in which David and his co-authors, Dr. Daniel A. McCarthy (Jacksonville University), Dr. Kenyon C. Lindeman (Florida Institute of Technology), and Dr. Karen G. Holloway-Adkins (East Coast Biologists Inc.), integrate their decades of knowledge and experience with more than 1250 technical references to capture the story of the distinctive nearshore hardbottom reef habitats of eastern Florida and the organisms that rely on them.

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