The Clark Alexander lab is busy mapping the bathymetry and benthic habitats of Ossabaw Sound and will be starting to map Sapelo Sound this fall, with funding from Ga. Department of Natural Resources.
Clark anticipates more work examining shoreline change at Ft. Pulaski and other islands in the Savannah River to better understand current erosional patterns before the ongoing harbor deepening is completed. That project would be funded by the National Park Service and Ga. Department of Transportation.
The ongoing assessment of sand resources in Federal waters will get a boost, as new funding has been made available through the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. The work will be to fill data gaps identified in the first round of studies and to build capacity on the state level to manage nearshore and offshore sand resources.