Sound Waves Newsletter - June-July 2017

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New coastal flooding study released in Scientific Reports, members and staff of the Massachusetts State Senate visited the USGS WHCMSC, Richard Signell and Cassandra Ladino honored with the 2017 CDI Leadership and Innovation Award, new data obtained from the inner continental shelf off the Delmarva Peninsula, and more in this June-July 2017 issue of Sound Waves.

The stories in the June-July 2017 issue of Sound Waves featuring coastal and marine research from across the USGS.

Cover Story

Coastal Flooding around the Globe Could Double in Decades

A study released in Scientific Reports indicates that the frequency and severity of coastal flooding around the globe could increase rapidly and double within a few decades, even with only moderate amounts of sea-level rise.

News Briefs

Highlighted Coastal and Marine Research News from Across the USGS

USGS scientists visited more than 26 locations in the last two months, studying the ocean floor near landslides, collecting coral cores to study land-use changes, comparing airplanes and drones for mapping, and much more.

Fieldwork

Recent Fieldwork

USGS scientists visited more than 26 locations in the last two months, studying the ocean floor near landslides, collecting coral cores to study land-use changes, comparing airplanes and drones for mapping, and much more.

Meetings

Massachusetts Senate Visits the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center 

Members and staff of the Massachusetts State Senate visited the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center with specific requests to discuss economic-development issues around topics including offshore wind energy, sea-level rise impacts, storm preparedness, beach erosion, and wetland loss.

Awards

Richard Signell Receives the 2017 CDI Leadership and Innovation Award

The USGS Community for Data Integration (CDI) honored Richard Signell with the 2017 CDI Leadership and Innovation Award.

Cassandra Ladino Receives the 2017 CDI Leadership and Innovation Award 

The USGS Community for Data Integration (CDI) honored Cassandra Ladino with the 2017 CDI Leadership and Innovation Award.

Staff and Center News

Research Geologist Jenna Hill Joins the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center 

The USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center welcomes research geologist Jenna Hill.

Publications

Comprehensive Geologic Mapping of the Inner Continental Shelf off the Delmarva Peninsula

The USGS has collected new geophysical data, seafloor grab samples, and video footage from the inner continental shelf off the Delmarva Peninsula as well as acquired and optimized NOAA and BOEM data.

Recent Publications

List of USGS publications on coastal and marine research.

 

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