News Briefs - August 2018

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Coastal and marine news highlights from across the USGS

      This article is part of the August 2018 issue of the Sound Waves newsletter.

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      Date published: August 26, 2018

      The Power Paddle to Puyallup: From the Perspective of a CASC Tribal Liaison

      Chas Jones, Tribal Liaison at the Northwest CASC, reflects on his experience at a Tribal canoe journey and the importance of traditional knowledge.

      Date published: August 15, 2018

      USGS and Army Corps of Engineers conduct simultaneous measurements at Sandy Neck beach, Cape Cod, MA

      Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Aerial Imaging and Mapping (AIM) group conducted drone flights from atop a dune at Sandy Neck (Cape Cod) while the Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise (JALBTCX) aircraft collected data overhead.

      Date published: August 14, 2018

      Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center staff teach the teachers

       Meagan Gonneea, Neil Ganju, and Matt Arsenaualt, Woods Hole Costal and Marine Science Center staff offered presentations and handouts on Natural Hazards: Coastal Hazards in Wetlands and Estuaries to participants at the  Smithsonian Science Education Academies for Teachers (SSEATs. )

      Date published: August 7, 2018

      New instruments installed to measure Arctic coastal erosion

      In July 2018, three USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center researchers installed instruments and hosted a community outreach event.

      Date published: August 6, 2018

      Scientists complete mission to map fast-moving fault off Alaska: Data will help coastal communities prepare for risks from earthquakes and tsunamis

      Researchers from NOAA, U.S. Geological Survey and their partners have completed the first high-resolution, comprehensive mapping of one of the fastest moving underwater tectonic faults in the world, located in southeastern Alaska. This information will help communities in coastal Alaska and Canada better understand and prepare for the risks from earthquakes and tsunamis that can occur when faults suddenly move.

      Date published: August 2, 2018

      "Voice of the Sea" Highlights PI CASC in Newest Episodes

      The Pacific Islands CASC was recently the focus of two half-hour episodes of the Hawai’i Sea Grant-produced science program, "Voice of the Sea".