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Research Activities

Current Research Activities

National Assessment of Coastal Change HazardsNational Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards
Understanding and predicting impacts to coastal communities
Hurricane and Extreme Storm Impact StudiesHurricane and Extreme Storm Impact Studies
Improving the capability to assess the vulnerability of the nation's coasts
National Assessment of Shoreline ChangeNational Assessment of Shoreline Change
Creating a comprehensive, regionally-consistent analysis of shoreline movement
Hurricane Sandy Response - Barrier Island and Estuarine Wetland Physical Change AssessmentHurricane Sandy Response - Barrier Island and Estuarine Wetland Physical Change Assessment
Integrating a wetland assessment with existing coastal-change hazard assessments to create a more comprehensive coastal vulnerability assessment.
Fire Island Coastal ChangeFire Island Coastal Change
Understanding the long- and short-term behavior of the Fire Island barrier island system
Geologic and Morphologic Evolution of Coastal MarginsGeologic and Morphologic Evolution of Coastal Margins
Investigations utilize a combination of geophysics, sediment sampling, and chronology techniques to characterize the regional geomorphologic response of coastal systems to environmental changes
Barrier Island EvolutionBarrier Island Evolution
Addressing the research gap between the short time scale of individual storms and the longer time scales associated with the historic and geologic evolution of the coastal system
Hurricane Sandy Response - Storm Impacts and Vulnerability of Coastal BeachesHurricane Sandy Response - Storm Impacts and Vulnerability of Coastal Beaches
Post-Sandy lidar elevation data are being used to update assessments of storm-induced coastal erosion hazards for Northeast beaches and revise forecasts of coastal change that identify areas vulnerable to extreme erosion during future storms
Advanced Remote Sensing Methods for Coastal Science and ManagementAdvanced Remote Sensing Methods for Coastal Science and Management
Developing algorithms for characterizing and classifying features on the seafloor using data collected by both airborne and underwater instrumentation
Lidar for Science and Resource ManagementLidar for Science and Resource Management
Synoptic remote sensing of coastal-marine and terrestrial environments
Sea-level and Storm Impacts on Estuarine Environments and Shorelines (SSIEES)Sea-level and Storm Impacts on Estuarine Environments and Shorelines (SSIEES)
Assessing the physical controls of sediment and material exchange between wetlands and estuarine environments along the northern Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic coast.
Coral Reef Ecosystem Studies (CREST) ProjectCoral Reef Ecosystem Studies (CREST) Project
Climate and Environmental Change in the Gulf of Mexico and CaribbeanClimate and Environmental Change in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean
Coral Microbial EcologyCoral Microbial Ecology
Studying of the relationship of coral-associated microorganisms to each other, the coral host, and to their environment.
Ocean AcidificationOcean Acidification
Conducting research on ocean acidification in polar, temperate, subtropical, and tropical regions including the Arctic and Pacific Oceans, the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and Florida coastal estuaries.


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