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Volume 9 Issue 1
May 2014

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Corporate Highlights










Ms. Leslie Fields successfully passed the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Certification Exam, and became an ASFPM Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM®).

We congratulate her on this terrific professional achievement!



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Woods Hole Group Participates in the 2014 IoT Olympiad

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Woods Hole Group attended the IoT Olympiad, a 48-hour hackathon competition focused on using the Internet of Things (IoT) to measurably improve efficiency, sustainability, and quality of life. Hosted by Hack the Hackathon and the Cambridge Innovation Center as a kickoff event to Massachusetts’ Internet of Things Week, the IoT Olympiad encouraged developers to build applications that integrate wireless connectivity, sensor systems, and data analytics around three themes: GIVE LIFE (Better Healthcare Outcomes); PRESERVE LIFE (Cold Chain / Supply Chain Efficiency); and SUSTAIN LIFE (Sustainable Maritime Economies).

As a sponsor of the event, Woods Hole Group presented a challenge in the SUSTAIN LIFE category – to build a platform for aggregating, sharing, and analyzing coastal data to support sustainable management of coastal resources. The developers who took on our challenge – Hong Zhang and Ari Roshko – built the foundation for a comprehensive coastal tool, and, in doing so, took home the competition’s Grand Prize. We congratulate Hong and Ari, and look forward to continuing our work together.

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New Faces

In Falmouth MA, Ruiping Ma joined Woods Hole Group as a Software Engineer and Matt Hodge joined as a Coastal Engineer. Ruiping will be focused on metocean measurement systems data acquisition systems and software, while Matt contributes to the coastal/ocean processes numerical modeling team.

Zachary Dukenfield was hired as a Field Technician to work full-time through this summer in the Delaware office, and will primarily support the NOAA PORTS operations and maintenance activities.

Woods Hole Group also hired two new Marine Technicians: Mike McGinley works in the Delaware office; and Alexis Crouch is the local operator of the Jacksonville PORTS System.

Please join us welcoming everyone to the team!

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Conferences

Woods Hole Group Scientists & Engineers
on the Conference Circuit 2014...

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Bob Hamilton and Cathy Morey exhibited and Woods Hole Group helped sponsor the 11th Annual Contract Opportunites & Small Business Showcase in Waltham, MA on February 6th.

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Lee Weishar attended the National Conference on Beach Preservation Technology February 12-14 in Stuart, FL. Dr. Weishar serves on the Executive Board of ASBPA.

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John Brawley spoke at the Milford Aquaculture Seminar February 24-26 in Shelton, Connecticut. His talk was titled "A study of the effects of cultured vs. wild oysters (Crassostrea virginica) on nitrogen cycling and ecosystems within two similar eutrophic estuaries on Cape Cod, MA".
MAS PPT
Please click here view a PDF version of the presentation.

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Lee Weishar and Tara Marden attended the ASBPA Coastal Summit 2014 February 25-27 in Washington, DC. Tara accepted an award for America's Best Restored Beaches on behalf of the Town of Edgartown.
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ASBPA Best Restored Beaches

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Woods Hole Group co-sponsored, and Nate Dill attended the Louisiana State of the Coast 2014 conference March 18-20 in New Orleans, LA.

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Todd Morrison attended the OCEANS ’14 MTS/IEEE conference April 7-10 in Taipei. Todd serves on the organizing committee.

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Kirk Bosma spoke at the 2014 Annual ACEC Conference April 27-30 in Washington, DC. His talk was entitled "Storm Surge Risk Modeling and Coastal Engineering Adaptions in a Changing Climate". This talk was part of a session called "Re-defining risk in infrastructure resiliency" ACEC PPT
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John Brawley attended the New England Estuarine Research Society (NEERS) conference May 1-3 in Salem, MA.

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Dave Szabo, Rafael Ramos, Todd Morrison, Leonid Ivanov and Bruce Magnell attended Offshore Technology Conference (OTC 2014) May 5-8 in Houston, TX.

Bruce Magnell presented the group's co-written paper
"A Database of Oil Industry Deepwater Current Measurements" and Leonid Ivanov presented the co-written paper "Signatures of Mid-Water ‘Jets’ in the Gulf Of Mexico BOEM NTL Dataset".

The 1000-year party was enjoyable as usual.

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Woods Hole Group helped sponsor the SAME Dinner on May 6th in Waltham, MA. Bob Hamilton, Cathy Morey, Mich Buck and Elise Leduc attended the dinner in honor of the scholarship winners.

Over $70,000 in scholarships were awarded to deserving college engineering students.

Congratulations to all scholarship winners!

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Elise Leduc will attend the Northeast Climate Change Preparedness Conference May 19-21 in Manchester, NH.

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Look for us additionally in 2014 at the following conferences...Save the Date!

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2nd Annual Cape Coastal Conference
Hyannis, MA
June 5-6, 2014

Woods Hole Group is co-sponsoring the event and Kirk Bosma will give a presentation on preparing for sea level rise and climate change at a community and asset scale.

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OCEANS ’14 MTS/IEEE
St. John's
September 14-19, 2014

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NSBPA Conference on New England Coastal Issues
Dartmouth, MA
September 16-17, 2014

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ASBPA National Coastal Conference
Virginia Beach, VA
October 14-17, 2014

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30th Annual International Conference on Soils, Sediments, Water, and Energy
Amherst, MA
October 20-23, 2014

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7th National Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration
Washington, DC
November 1-6, 2014

Woods Hole Group will be exhibiting. The following two abstracts have been submitted:
"Storm Surge Risk Modeling and Coastal Engineering Adaptions in a Changing Climate" by Kirk Bosma, and "The Effect of Rapidly Changing Hydrology and Sheet Flow on a Marsh Restoration Project." by Lee Weishar.

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Woods Hole Group in the Community

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Relay for Life

Nadine Sweeney will participate in the Relay for Life, sponsored by the American Cancer Society on June 20-21, 2014 This is the 6th year Nadine has coordinated and participated in her team's walk.

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Corporate Sponsors for Falmouth Commodores

Woods Hole Group continues the tradition and will be the Corporate Sponsor for the game on Saturday, June 28th at 6:30pm vs. Wareham!

We look forward to the upcoming season, which features some of the best college players throughout the United States.

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2014 Pan-Mass Challenge

Luke Sabella is riding this year - August 2-3. Nadine Sweeney will be volunteering at the waterstop in Wareham on Saturday, August 2nd, and Cathy Morey will be supporting her husband Jon who will be riding from Babson to Patriot Place.

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We look forward to bringing you the next issue!
Sincerely,
Catherine A. Morey
Newsletter Producer & Editor

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