Sound Waves Newsletter - March 2017

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New USGS coastal erosion study shows the 2015–16 El Niño was extremely powerful, USGS research ecologist co-leads an expedition aboard the NOAA vessel Okeanos Explorer, staff from the USGS CWPPRA participate in the 8th annual World Wetlands Day, Rob Thieler is the new director of the USGS WHCMSC, Mendenhall Research Fellows bring new talent, and more in this March 2017 issue of Sound Waves.

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

Cover Story

Severe Erosion on U.S. West Coast during 2015–16 El Niño

The 2015–16 El Niño was one of the most powerful of the last 145 years, according to a new coastal-erosion study by USGS scientists and colleagues from universities and state agencies.

News Briefs

Highlighted Coastal and Marine Research News from Across the USGS

USGS scientists visited five states and the British Virgin Islands in the past month, studying tsunami deposits, eelgrass habitat, storm damage, and much more. Here’s a quick overview of some coastal and offshore fieldwork by our researchers.

Fieldwork

Discovering the Deep: Exploring Remote Pacific Marine Protected Areas

In March USGS research ecologist Amanda Demopoulos co-led an expedition aboard the NOAA vessel Okeanos Explorer to investigate unknown and poorly known deep-water areas in two marine protected areas in the Pacific Ocean.

Recent Fieldwork

USGS scientists visited five states and the British Virgin Islands in the past month, studying tsunami deposits, eelgrass habitat, storm damage, and much more. Here’s a quick overview of some coastal and offshore fieldwork by our researchers.

Outreach

Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act Outreach Program Educates Public about Wetlands of Louisiana

Staff from the USGS CWPPRA participate in the 8th annual World Wetlands Day to educate school children and the public about the importance of wetlands.

Staff and Center News

New Director of Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Rob Thieler is the new director of the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center in Massachusetts.

USGS Science Enriched by Mendenhall Research Fellows

Mendenhall Research Fellows, who come to USGS through the Mendenhall Research Fellowship Program, are bringing new talents and skills to the Coastal and Marine Geology Program. 

Publications

Recent Publications

List of USGS publications on coastal and marine research

 

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