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#8 research meeting #2

Members of the TIFZ team visited Project Partners ExxonMobil in Houston in November 2012. Talks were given on the Columbia River outputs and a separate project on the Chehalis River (WA). Data from the TIFZ project are being shared with ExxonMobil to populate models of alluvial architecture in fluvial-tidal environments

#7 fieldwork

Successful fieldwork programmes have been completed on the Columbia River in June and September 2011 and June 2012. Data obtained include over 27 km of GPR, 446 km of PES, 41 vibracores, 60 km of ADCP and 10 km2 of MBES.

#6 research meeting

The Columbia research team visited one of their industrial partners, ExxonMobil in Houston on 2 December 2011. Three presentations were given and discussions held with a team of geoscientists and exploration staff. There are plans for ExxonMobil staff to join the research team during the next fieldwork provisionally scheduled for May/June 2012 and August 2012.

#5 conference presentation

Phil Ashworth has been invited to give a keynote presentation to the Catchment and Coastal Research (CCCR) consortium and their conference 'From Catchment to Coast: Fluxes and transformations through the river-estuary system', held at Bangor University, 8-10 January 2012. Phil will be joined by Steve Sandbach and Andrew Nicholas who will also be presenting some of the early modelling output from the Columbia project.

#4 Delft3D international user conference

Held on October 31 & November 1, 2011 in Delft, The Netherlands, the International Delft3D Users Meeting will bring together the Delft3D community of users and software developers. This meeting of the developers and users provides an excellent opportunity for collaboration and learning about Delft3D successes and challenges.

Dr. Steven Sandbach is presenting early results from the TIFZ project at the meeting.

#3 press release

Clatsop Community College (CCC) issued a press release outlining the TIFZ project and the role of our project partners at CCC and MERTS.

Press release - October 3, 2011

Article in The Clatskanie Chief - October 6, 2011

#2 joint CMOP-TIFZ workshop 20 Sept. 2011

Our collaborative partners with the TIFZ project, the NSF-supported Centre for Coastal Margin Observation and Prediction will be hosting a joint workshop at the Oregon Health and Science Universityon 20 September 2011. The agenda will facilitate discussion about the TIFZ project - data obtained, data needs, modelling and the CMOP programme - mission, data network, modelling. The workshop will conclude with agreement on ways in which CMOP and TIFZ can work closer together and share expertise.

#1 TIFZ website launched

The website for the NERC project 'Morphodynamics and sedimentology of the tidally-influenced fluvial zone (TIFZ)' was launched on 28 September 2011. The website was created by Chris Simpson. This website will be the main portal for accessing news, photos, preliminary results and output from the project over the next three years. The website will develop over the project duration but please bookmark this site and watch it develop!