The following are a few representative geotechnical vibracore projects Athena has completed.
Bogue Banks Borrow Area Evaluations
Athena collected 190 vibracore samples from three separate borrow areas offshore of Carteret County, North Carolina. The vibracores were collected to perform a sediment evaluation to determine borrow area suitability in support of shore protection projects for the area. Athena provided vibracore services utilizing RV Artemis and provided geological logging, core photography services, laboratory oversight of over 800 sediment samples, and reporting of geotechnical results.
Horry County Borrow Area Evaluation
Athena collected 40 vibracores for a borrow area evaluation of sediments offshore of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Athena provided geological logging, core photography, and laboratory oversight during this project.
Port St. Joe, Florida Borrow Area Evaluation
Athena collected 68 vibracores for a borrow area evaluation of sediments in the vicinity of Port St. Joe, Florida. Athena provided geological logging, core photography, and laboratory oversight during this project.
Folly Beach Borrow Area Evaluation
Athena completed a geotechnical evaluation sediments offshore and in the vicinity of Folly Beach, SC. 170 vibracores were collected offshore for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in order to delineate sand resources offshore and an additional 40 vibracores were collected in the vicinity of Stono Inlet under a contract issued by the City of Folly Beach to further assist in locating valuable sand resources. Athena provided geological logging, core photography, and laboratory oversight during this project.
Vibracore Sampling In Delaware Bay
Athena mobilized to Milford, Delaware in early May to collect 50 vibracore samples, collected to a depth of 20 feet below sediment surface, for a sand source study in Delaware Bay. The data set collected greatly expanded the Delaware Department of Natural Resources' (DNREC) knowledge of potential sand sources available for beach renourishment projects in the area.