Coastal Change Hazards Video Launch

Release Date:

The Coastal Change Hazards team launched a video to describe how USGS integrates robust research, state-of-the-art capabilities, and stakeholder input to achieve coastal resilience goals.

The USGS Coastal Change Hazards (CCH) team works to identify and address the risks and consequences of coastal change hazards throughout the Nation. Coastal resilience is under threat from extreme storms, loss of protective coastal ecosystems, coastal erosion, and sea-level rise. Understanding these processes and forecasting their impacts provides crucial information for preserving coastal habitats and communities. By integrating research, technical capabilities and applications, and stakeholder engagement and communications, CCH develops thorough and accessible coastal change assessments, forecasts, and tools that help protect lives, property, and economic prosperity along our Nation’s coasts.

The team created an introductory video to demonstrate the significance of this work and describe how USGS integrates research, innovative capabilities, and stakeholder input to achieve coastal resilience goals. The USGS Coastal Change Hazards video debuted at the White House Subcommittee on Ocean Science and Technology Coastal Resilience Workshop in June 2021 to communicate USGS CCH work to partners across the federal family. Watch the video to learn how the CCH team encourages innovative collaboration to identify and address the Nation’s coastal change hazards challenges. 

Learn more about USGS Coastal Change Hazards.

 

Video Transcript

Written and directed by: Sara Ernst & Meaghan Emory.
Narration by: Ann Tihansky.
Audio Description by: Peter Pearsall.

(Piping plover footage: Kim Smith Films. For limited use by USGS. Music: “Once Again” by BenSound. www.BenSound.com)

 

Related Content

Filter Total Items: 4
Date published: June 16, 2020
Status: Active

Coastal Change Hazards - Technical Capabilities & Applications

The Technical Capabilities and Applications (TCA) component of the Coastal Change Hazards (CCH) program focus leverages technical talent across the Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program (CMHRP) to bridge capability, expertise, and cooperation between the Coastal and Marine Science Centers in ...

Date published: June 16, 2020
Status: Active

Coastal Change Hazards - Stakeholder Engagement and Communications

An important role of the Coastal Change Hazards (CCH) program focus is to foster communication and information exchange, promote collaboration, build partnerships, and connect people with CCH knowledge, data, and tools. Coastal communities and practitioners need scientific information to support decisions regarding development, economics,...

Date published: June 16, 2020
Status: Active

Coastal Change Hazards - Research

The Research component of the Coastal Change Hazards (CCH) program focus conducts basic and applied research that is important for understanding the Nation’s dynamic coasts and increasing the resiliency of resources and lives along these coasts. Research is conducted...

Date published: June 16, 2020
Status: Active

Coastal Change Hazards

Natural processes such as waves, tides, and weather, continually change coastal landscapes. The integrity of coastal homes, businesses, and infrastructure can be threatened by hazards associated with event-driven changes, such as extreme storms and their impacts on beach and dune erosion, or longer-term, cumulative...

Filter Total Items: 2
August 31, 2021

Sound Waves Newsletter - July-August 2021

Learn about some of our barrier island research, deep sea "stepping stones," our 5000th sample at the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and more in this July-August 2021 issue of Sound Waves

Date published: July 14, 2020

Coastal Change Hazards addresses the needs of our Nation’s coastlines

The USGS formally announces the establishment of a program focus on Coastal Change Hazards to coordinate research and tools needed to respond to challenges related to risks and hazards along our Nation's coastlines. 

Filter Total Items: 1
Date published: June 17, 2020

Our Coasts

USGS Coastal Change Hazards research provides scientific tools to protect lives, property, and the economic well being of the Nation. The mission of the USGS Coastal Change Hazards Program is to provide research and tools to protect lives, property, and the economic well-being of the Nation. This is a story map that introduces the value of our coasts and the threats they face with global change.