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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.

New Issue of Sound Waves OnlineAs Hurricane Season Opens, USGS Is ReadyHurricane Sandy Fire Island Regional StudySea Floor Erodes, Reefs Can't Keep UpSediment Data from Breton Island, LABeach Profiles for Fire Island Updated January 2017

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

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

Before and After Photos

SE Beach Dunes Lost to Hurricane Matthew

Sound Waves
Monthly Newsletter

Coastal-Change Forecast for Hurricane Matthew on October 7, 2016
Cover Story:
Scientists Prepare for Hurricane Season with New Tools and Data

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