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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.

Beach Profiles for Fire Island Updated January 2017Advances in Topobathymetric MappingLong-lived boulder corals: an oceanic counterpart to  tree rings.New Issue of Sound Waves OnlineBefore and After PhotosHurricane Impacts on Pinellas Beaches

Beach Profiles for Fire Island Updated January 2017

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

Advances in Topobathymetric Mapping

Special Issue highlights recent research for understanding the dynamic coastal environment

Long-lived boulder corals: an oceanic counterpart to tree rings.

Corals help reconstruct historic ocean temperatures, forecast future trends

New Issue of Sound Waves Online

Stories about beach dune loss due to Hurricane Matthew, measuring coastal erosion in California, offshore wind turbines, meetings, awards, and more!

Before and After Photos

SE Beach Dunes Lost to Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Impacts on Pinellas Beaches

Tampa Bay Times interviews USGS Research Oceanographer on hurricane's impacts on Pinellas beaches

Oceanographer briefs Coastal Communities Caucus

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

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.

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

Sound Waves
Monthly Newsletter

Perspective view of multibeam bathymetry data acquired by the USGS aboard the R/V Medeia
Cover Story:
New Seafloor Fault Imagery in the Gulf of Alaska

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