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Research Programs have a primary focus of investigating processes related to coastal and marine environments and societal implications related to natural hazards, resource sustainability, and environmental change.

Oceanographer briefs Coastal Communities CaucusJune is National Ocean MonthHurricane Season 2016: New models help predict storm effectsDegradation and Conservation of Western Atlantic Coral ReefsBeach Profiles for Fire Island Updated April 2016Up to 70 Percent of Northeast U.S. Coast May Adapt to Rising Seas

Oceanographer briefs Coastal Communities Caucus

The briefing will help policy makers, emergency managers, and citizens to understand coastal hazards and improve coastal resilience.

June is National Ocean Month

June marks National Oceans Month, a month dedicated to recognizing the natural beauty and importance of Earth's oceans and coasts.

Hurricane Season 2016: New models help predict storm effects

USGS models predict, more precisely than ever, where beach erosion and beachfront flooding will take place during hurricanes and other storms.

Degradation and Conservation of Western Atlantic Coral Reefs

A new article gives a geological perspective on the degradation and conservation of western Atlantic coral reefs.

Beach Profiles for Fire Island Updated April 2016

Elevation data along beach profiles have been measured quarterly since Hurricane Sandy made landfall in 2012.

Up to 70 Percent of Northeast U.S. Coast May Adapt to Rising Seas

New model corrects assumption that drowning is only scenario for low-lying coasts

Linking Coastal Processes and Vulnerability

Data Release:Terrestrial-based Lidar Beach Topography of Fire Island, NY

Watch the video: Atlantic Canyons: Pathways to the Abyss

Explore deepwater marine habitats through video and interviews with scientists

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