East Coast USGS Coastal Change Hazards Workshop

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The East Coast USGS Coastal Change Hazards Workshop was held at Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in East Falmouth, MA, on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.

The goal of this workshop is for scientists from across the three USGS Coastal and Marine Science Centers (Woods Hole, MA; Santa Cruz, CA; and St. Petersburg, FL) to learn about how coastal practitioners use coastal change hazards (e.g., bluff erosion, shoreline change, coastal flooding projections) science and information in their work. This workshop is the second in a series of bi-coastal workshops designed to provide the U.S. Geological Survey the opportunity to listen and learn, in order to ultimately improve how we share our information with our partners on-the-ground and to help guide us as we develop our future research. We are bringing together a diverse group of stakeholders, with differing interests and backgrounds, as well as varying mandates and missions, with the aim of better understanding how our science fits into their work and meets (or doesn’t meet!) their needs as a practitioner.

Photograph of Emily Himmelstoss leading the Coastal Change Hazards Workshop

 Emily Himmelstoss leading a discussion at the East Coast USGS Coastal Change Hazards Workshop

(Credit: Sara Ernst, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center. Public domain.)

Photograph of Erika Lentz leading a discussion at the Coastal Change Hazards Workshop

Erika Lentz leading a discussion at the East Coast USGS Coastal Change Hazards Workshop

(Credit: Sara Ernst, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center. Public domain.)