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Posted September 1, 2011

ABOVE: ECU Undergraduate Stephanie Balbuena tries on a "Gumby Suit".  Although fun to practice, it is important for scientists to prepared for emergencies.  See a SLIDESHOW from our recent Gulf of Mexico research.  

SSTORM Researchers Returned to the Gulf

The major flooding of the Mississippi River in Spring 2011 encouraged SSTORM researchers to submit a RAPID grant proposal to the NSF.  Drs. Corbett and Walsh have been studying sedimentation in the Gulf of Mexico for many years, and this summer they funded to study the sedimentary deposits from the recent flood in collaboration with Drs. Sid Mitra (ECU) and Kevin Xu (Coastal Carolina).  A team of scientists worked aboard the R/V Cape Hatteras in August, collecting >50 cores in the coastal waters of Louisiana to measure seabed changes and properties.  These samples and other data will be analyzed over the next year.  If you are interested in this project or others, contact us.  We are always looking for talented graduate students.  Learn more on our blog:

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 Fieldwork slide show!

Of course, the best part of this job is getting out on the water.  Check out some photos from a variety of field activities around the world.


What is the SSTORM Research Group?

SSTORM is a team of researchers at East Carolina University focused on understanding the dynamics of sediments and solutes in coastal areas and how they may impact organisms and humans.  

Research project support provided by:
Contact: J.P. Walsh or Reide Corbett
Department of Geological Sciences and
the Institute for Interdisciplinary Coastal Science and Policy

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