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Date published: May 3, 2019

New evidence for a roughly 600-year-old tsunami impacting the Hawaiian Islands

In a comprehensive survey of Hawaiian tsunami deposits, USGS scientists from the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center and collaborators found evidence for a widespread tsunami striking the islands between 1250 and 1450 CE.

Date published: April 24, 2019

Ocean engineer gives students a tour of USGS facilities

Schools are welcome to contact USGS about tours in Santa Cruz, California.

Date published: March 13, 2019

New US Geological Survey-led Research Helps California Coastal Managers Prioritize Planning and Mitigation Efforts Due to Rising Seas and Storms

New U.S. Geological Survey-led coastal modeling research presents state, federal, and commercial entities with varying storm and sea level-rise scenarios to assist with planning for future infrastructure and mitigation needs along the California coast. 

Date published: March 1, 2019

Oceanographer presents USGS coastal-flood-forecasting tool

Oceanographer Juliette Finzi Hart of the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center was invited by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to provide an overview of the USGS Coastal Storm Modeling System (CoSMoS) at...

Date published: March 1, 2019

USGS geologist discusses erosion at Fort Funston for ABC7 News segment on landslide fatality

On Monday, February 25, 2019, research geologist Jonathan Warrick of the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center spoke with ABC7 News about a February 22 landslide that injured one woman and buried another at San Francisco’s Fort Funston beach.

Date published: February 21, 2019

Agencies meet to discuss exploration of deep-water areas off U.S. West Coast

Core players in “Expanding Pacific Research and Exploration of Submerged Systems” (EXPRESS) held a planning workshop at the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz, California, November 29–30.

Date published: December 7, 2018

USGS scientist selected as next editor-in-chief of AGU’s Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface

USGS research geologist Amy East, of the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, will be the next editor-in-chief of the American Geophysical Union’s Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, beginning January 1, 2019.

Date published: November 30, 2018

The State of Olympic National Park – The Natural Resource Condition Assessment

The USGS and National Park Service (NPS) have published the first Natural Resource Condition Assessment for Olympic National Park. A Natural Resource Condition Assessment, or NRCA, is a report that evaluates a subset of important natural resources in a NPS Unit. 

Date published: November 29, 2018

Surveying deep-water habitats off US West Coast

Researchers from the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center (PCMSC) participated in a research cruise to survey deep-water coral, sponge, and fish habitats off U.S. West Coast.