About the Navigator


The Coastal Science Navigator is intended to help users discover USGS Coastal Change Hazards information, products, and tools relevant to their scientific or decision-making needs.

Want a quick overview, background, and tutorial demonstration of the Navigator? Check out this video!

We launched the Navigator in July 2023 with a public webinar that included an introduction, overview, and background about the Navigator (first ~15 mins), a live tutorial demonstrating the "how to" of the Navigator's functions and features (beginning at 16:13), and a question and answer session with attendees (beginning at 28:29).

This video can also be played with an accompanying transcript on the USGS website.


We created the Coastal Science Navigator in response to stakeholder feedback from a series of listening sessions in 2020-2021. During these conversations, a central source for USGS coastal science and information was identified as a common need across user groups. For more information on our development process and human-centered design approach, please visit our project page.


The Coastal Science Navigator is a product of State of Our Nation's Coast, a project supported by the USGS Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program. Comprised of a collaborative team of scientists, technical staff, developers, designers, and stakeholder engagement specialists, the project seeks to create tools and resources to improve access to USGS Coastal Change Hazards science.

The Team

Contact Us

Do you have a comment to make, a bug to report, or just have some feedback about the Coastal Science Navigator you would like to share? If so, please use the feedback form to send it to us anonymously. Thank you in advance.

Want to engage us in conversation? Great! E-Mail the team at coastalsciencenavigator@usgs.gov.


Any use of trade, firm, or product names is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.