The goal of our Tidal Flats research is to expand our understanding of the erosional and depositional processes that lead to exchange of mud between tidal channels and tidal flats and its impact on sediment strength. Our research on Tidal Flats DRI has two primary objectives: 1. Improve understanding of how turbulence and sediment concentration affect the size-dependent depositional flux of sediment to the seabed on tidal flats. 2. Improve understanding of how sediment texture and sorting in the seabed affect the size-dependent erosional flux from the seabed on tidal flats.