Nearshore Bathymetric Surveying

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As a joint collaboration between Oregon State University, the US Geological Survey, and the Washington Department of Ecology there has been a long-standing field research program in northern Oregon/southern Washington in order to understand inter-annual morphologic variability throughout the Columbia River Littoral Cell. As part of this program bathymetric surveys are completed each year of the surf zone and shoreface using personal watercraft outfitted with real-time kinematic GPS and single-beam echosounders.

Heres a pic of the Oregon State University and US Geological Survey field crew during Summer 2014 getting ready to put the jet skis into the surf!