Nicole and I attended the 2009 Delaware Estuary Science Conference the week of Jan 11th. There we present posters related to 1) our new NOAA benthic hard-bottom habitat mapping project with Doug Miller, which will form the basis of Nicole's PhD and 2) a recent summary of the SG Bay mouth exchange project which Adam has been working on comparing HF Radar to ADCP current measurements. We also brought along DORA our new Gavia AUV in a compact configuration to give attendees and some of our sponsors a sense of what the system looks like.
While I was only able to be there on Monday Nicole came back on Wednesday and gave a talk based on her Masters thesis.
All in all it was a really good meeting, I especially enjoyed the first session on climate change, there were great talks by Jeff Williams (USGS), Danielle Kreeger (PDE) and Mike Zabados (NOAA-NOS).
Looking forward to attending the meeting the next time around it was a nice excuse to visit Cape May.Below is a link to the photos...enjoy!