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St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

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.

Evolution of a BreachHurricane IrmaHurricane Harvey - Coastal Change ImpactsUSGS Scientist Meets Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen at Film DebutNew Issue of Sound Waves OnlineAs Hurricane Season Opens, USGS Is Ready

Evolution of a Breach

USGS tracks evolution of a Fire Island hurricane-made breach

Hurricane Irma

Pre- and post-storm photos show coastal change caused by Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Harvey - Coastal Change Impacts

Many Texas beaches eroded and overwashed by Hurricane Harvey

USGS Scientist Meets Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen at Film Debut

New educational video features USGS contributing research that helps address the impacts of ocean acidification

New Issue of Sound Waves Online

Stories about forecasting storm impacts, disappearing beaches, deep-water ROV dives, outreach, meetings, and more.

As Hurricane Season Opens, USGS Is Ready

Scientists work in the field before, during and after landfall to improve forecasting and recovery

Hurricane Sandy Fire Island Regional Study

New data for understanding coastal processes and vulnerability

Sea Floor Erodes, Reefs Can't Keep Up

Coastal communities lose protection as degrading coral reefs are outpaced by sea level rise

Sediment Data from Breton Island, LA

Sediment data collected in 2014 and 2015 from Breton and Gosier Islands, Breton National Wildlife Refuge, LA

Sound Waves
Monthly Newsletter

Gerry Hatcher (left) and Shawn Harrison work on their video-camera station atop a hotel in Santa Cruz, California
Cover Story:
Video Cameras Help Forecast Coastal Change

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