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Date published: September 30, 2019

USGS Scientists Participate in a Gulf of Mexico Gas Hydrate Pressure Coring Project

In summer 2019, scientists from the USGS Gas Hydrates Project travelled from Woods Hole to the University of Texas (UT) to lead a deep-biosphere study of the microbiological communities associated with gas hydrate.

September 30, 2019

Sound Waves Newsletter - August-September 2019

USGS leads study of microbiological communities associated with gas hydrate, presents coastal change forecast and pre- and post-storm photos of areas affected by Hurricane Dorian, provides foundation for emergency preparedness wherever and whenever disaster strikes, estimates trillions of cubic feet of natural gas hydrate in Alaska, and more in this August-September 2019 issue of Sound Waves.

Date published: September 30, 2019

Recent Coastal and Marine Fieldwork - August-September 2019

This was a busy field season for USGS scientists! We visited numerous locations to collect seawater and sediment samples, and to map beaches, rivers, marshes, and offshore areas. Here’s a quick overview of some fieldwork by our scientists.

Date published: August 14, 2019

Coastal erosion researcher quoted in news coverage of fatal California cliff collapse

USGS researcher quoted in major news stories about the August 2 coastal cliff collapse that killed three people on a beach in Encinitas, California

Date published: August 7, 2019

Federal scientists from three agencies meet to discuss critical marine minerals

On July 30 and 31, the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center hosted an “Exploratory Interagency Critical Marine Minerals Discussion” in Santa Cruz, California.

July 31, 2019

Sound Waves Newsletter - June-July 2019

USGS coastal storm computer modelers team up with EROS Data Center to incorporate more accurate land and coast elevations into their online tool for southern California coastal threats, while USGS teams up with the National Park Service and North Carolina University to develop a tool that inform decisions on Cape Lookout preservation, and more in this June-July 2019 issue of Sound Waves.

Date published: July 31, 2019

Recent Fieldwork - June-July 2019

In June and July 2019, USGS coastal and marine scientists visited several coastal and offshore locations. Scientists collected coastal elevation data with drones and other GPS equipment, deployed instruments that collect water and sediment data from the ocean and from rivers, and much more. Here’s a quick overview of some recent fieldwork by our researchers.