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The College of Charleston Transect Program
Pathways to Oceanographic Research

Charleston Transect, Legs 01 - 05
November 2003 - May 2010

Leg 05, November 13-17, 2009 - shipboard operations

View the VIDEO of the Leg 05 cruise
Short version (2:09) | Long Version (6:27)

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Transect Program Overview
Undergraduate and graduate students have conducted oceanographic research at sea and in the laboratory.

Shipboard Operations (Leg 05)
Students operate a variety of oceanographic instruments during the 5-day cruise component of the program.
Map of the Charleston Transect
The 20 oceanographic sampling stations of the Charleston Transect cross the continental shelf off the coast of Charleston, SC.
GIS Database (Legs 01-04)
Data collected during Legs 01- 03 are archived in a GIS database.
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Student Research Results (Legs 01-05)
PhotoDocumentaries display student research projects.
Program Evaluations (Leg 05)
Student responses pre- and post-program .
Taxonomic Photo Galleries
Organisms collected were photographed and identified. These galleries are intended for use as field guides for future research on the southeast U.S. continental shelf.

Video Galleries
50 short clips of organisms viewed both on the
seafloor and in the lab.

Photo Galleries
Student Researchers

Ship and Crew
- Sampling Equipment with organisms collected

Collaborating Partners
Several organizations and universities generously contributed resources and equipment.


The College of Charleston Transect Program Legs 01-04 were funded by a
National Science Foundation Geoscience Education grant (GEO-0331155).
Additional support was generously provided by the NOAA Coastal Services Center
and the College of Charleston Dept. of Geology and Environmental Geosciences.

Leg 05 was supported by the Cooperative Institute for Ocean Exploration, Research and Technology
(NOAA award # NA09OAR4320073).

Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material
are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of either the
National Science Foundation or the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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