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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 OnlineBefore and After PhotosBeach Profiles for Fire Island Updated September 2016Hurricane Impacts on Pinellas BeachesOceanographer briefs Coastal Communities CaucusDegradation and Conservation of Western Atlantic Coral Reefs

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

Beach Profiles for Fire Island Updated September 2016

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

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

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

Sound Waves
Monthly Newsletter

Low-altitude oblique photography taken before and after Hurricane Matthew shows the storm cut a new inlet between the Atlantic Ocean and the Matanzas River near St. Augustine, Florida
Cover Story:
SE Beach Dunes Lost to Hurricane Matthew

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