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An amphibious vessel call a LARC (Lighter Amphibious Resupply Cargo) at the USACE Field Research Facility
June 1, 2021

USACE LARC used for DUNEX field work

USGS Research Geologist Jennifer Miselis will conduct shoreface geophysical surveys at the USACE Field Research Facility during DUNEX aboard the LARC, which is shown here being set up for the survey.

USGS DUNEX geophysical survey underway off of a USACE amphibious vessel in Duck, North Carolina
June 1, 2021

USGS DUNEX Survey underway off of a USACE amphibious vessel

A geophysical instrument (chirp) is towed in the water (yellow instrument) from a floating sled to acquire information about the geology below the seafloor in Duck, NC as part of DUNEX. The USACE Field Research Facility can be seen in the background in the upper left corner.

Shapes represent changes to a barrier island with arrows showing the movement of sediment
May 31, 2021

Inlet geomorphic environments with sediment transport pathways

Inlet geomorphic environments with sediment transport pathways indicated by black arrows.

a person smiles in front of an all terrain vehicle on a beach wearing a backpack
May 20, 2021

RC Mickey with UTV at Jupiter Beach

Oceanographer RC Mickey in front of a USGS UTV (utility task vehicle) carrying GPS equipment. He is collecting GPS data for location and elevation of sea turtle crawls and associated beach profiles along Jupiter Beach and Juno Beach, FL. Collected data is used in cooperative project with FWC, FWS, USGS, and USFSP aimed at understanding sea turtle nesting behavior in

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A sandy beach and groin with buildings in the background at Seven Mile Island, New Jersey
May 19, 2021

Beach and groin at Seven Mile Island, New Jersey

A groin at Seven Mile Island, New Jersey traps sand and contributes to widening of the barrier beach. This illustrates how human modification and wave processes shape the beach. In May 2021, Andrew Farmer, Chelsea Stalk, and Emily Wei conducted a multibeam bathymetry survey offshore of Seven Mile Island, along the southern coast of New Jersey. A similar bathymetry survey

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A utility task vehicle parked on a beach with plants in the background, seaweed on the ground, and a cloudy sky above.
May 19, 2021

UTV in front of beach scarp

UTV (utility task vehicle) parked in front of a beach scarp used to collect data that is used in cooperation with FWC, FWS, USGS, and USFSP to understand sea turtle nesting behavior in response to beach renourishment with the goal of advising engineers on how to develop more turtle friendly nourishment designs.

May 18, 2021

USGS Coastal Change Hazards (AD)

The USGS Coastal Change Hazards team works to identify and address the Nation’s coastal change hazards problems.  By integrating research, technical capabilities and applications, and stakeholder engagement and communications, the Coastal Change Hazards team develops robust and accessible coastal change assessments, forecasts, and tools that help improve the lives,

May 18, 2021

USGS Coastal Change Hazards

The USGS Coastal Change Hazards team works to identify and address the Nation’s coastal change hazards problems.  By integrating research, technical capabilities and applications, and stakeholder engagement and communications, the Coastal Change Hazards team develops robust and accessible coastal change assessments, forecasts, and tools that help improve the lives,

April 22, 2021

We are the Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program (AD)

We are the USGS Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program. Our mission is to provide science for sustainable stewardship of Earth’s precious resources. We conduct research, quantify resources, work to understand ecosystems, and develop tools to ensure our Nation has the best information to manage resources and prepare for

April 22, 2021

We are the Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program

We are the USGS Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program. Our mission is to provide science for sustainable stewardship of Earth’s precious resources. We conduct research, quantify resources, work to understand ecosystems, and develop tools to ensure our Nation has the best information to manage resources and prepare for

Two gray cylinders with chemical symbols next to a large metal cylinder labeled 'Nitrogen'
March 11, 2021

Gamma detectors at the St. Petersburg Coastal & Marine Science Center

Radioactive isotopes are common in nature and emit particles that can be detected, quantified, and used to characterize environmental processes. The SPCMSC alpha and gamma spectroscopy labs utilize anthropogenic and naturally-occurring radionuclides in estuarine, wetland, lacustrine sediments to determine spatial and temporal sediment deposition, facilitate

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An aerial view of several thin, sandy barrier islands lining a populated coastline behind an embayment
March 9, 2021

Aerial view of northern Pinellas County barrier islands

Barrier islands off the coast of northern Pinellas County, Florida including Anclote Key, Three Rooker Island, and the northern tip of Honeymoon Island. These barriers protect a highly populated coastline.