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A new booklet provides an overview of the coastal and marine research conducted by the USGS in Santa Cruz, California. 

The Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz is one of three U.S. Geological Survey science centers that serve the mission of the Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program, the primary Federal marine geology and physical science research program focused on the Nation’s coastal and marine landscape.  

Our portfolio of coastal and marine projects in the Pacific Ocean provides the scientific information necessary to sustainably manage coastal and marine resources, to prepare for natural hazard events such as landslides and tsunamis, and to build resilience in coastal communities vulnerable to the effects of climate change, as well as storms, flooding, and risks to groundwater resources.  

The Nation’s demand for societally relevant coastal and marine science has never been greater, and we invite you to explore some of our ongoing Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center activities in these pages.

Cover of PCMSC GIP showing a collage of photos of scientists in the field
The booklet Pacific Coastal and Marine Science of the U.S. Geological Survey in Santa Cruz, California provides an overview of our research and activities.

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