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Date published: February 18, 2021

USGS Scientist elected as Fellow to American Academy of Microbiology

Dr. Christina Kellogg (SPCMSC) was elected to the American Academy of Microbiology (AAM). Fellows of the AAM, an honorific leadership group within the American Society for Microbiology, are elected annually from a pool of nominated candidates through a highly selective, peer-review process, based on their records of scientific achievement and original contributions that have advanced...

Date published: February 11, 2021

Karim Alizad will present his research on Wetland Response to Sea-Level Rise at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Virtual Symposium

Karim Alizad, researcher contracted to the USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, will present a talk about coastal wetland response to sea-level rise in Northwest Florida at the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve Virtual Research Symposium, 2/18 – 2/19/2021.

Date published: February 8, 2021

USGS Study on Threatened Coral Can Guide Reef Restoration

Nursery-grown elkhorn coral transplanted into Dry Tortugas National Park survived and thrived, growing twice as fast as corals planted in other locations in the Florida Keys, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study published in Endangered Species Research.

Date published: February 4, 2021

SPCMSC Scientists to Investigate Geology of Pinellas County, Florida Barrier Islands

SPCMSC geologists Daniel Ciarletta, Julie Bernier, and Nancy DeWitt will be collecting field data from the barrier islands of Pinellas County, Florida, to learn about their past evolution beginning in mid to late February.

Date published: February 4, 2021

USGS Researchers Travel to Florida Keys to Conduct Reef Bioerosion Surveys

Staff from the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center will collect measurements from long-term coral-reef monitoring sites in the Florida Keys to assess historic rates of reef bioerosion, from February 2–7, 2021.

Date published: January 28, 2021

SPCMSC Staff Shared Coastal Change Research and Forecasts with Congressional Staffer

Staff from the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC) held a virtual meeting on January 26, 2021, with a Constituent Advocate from Representative Charlie Crist’s office to share the Center’s recent research and upcoming directions for the coastal change hazards focus.

Date published: January 28, 2021

USGS staff from across the Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program will present at the virtual Coastal GeoTools conference

Six representatives from the USGS Coastal and Marine Science Centers will present at the upcoming virtual Coastal GeoTools conference February 8–11.

Date published: January 28, 2021

SPCMSC Research Scientists will virtually present USGS research at Cape Cod National Seashore Shark Research Meeting

On January 28, 2021, SPCMSC Research Geologist Jennifer Miselis and CNSS Scientist Tim Nelson will virtually present USGS research on the nearshore morphologic evolution of Outer Cape Cod, MA to members of the National Park Service at Cape Cod National Seashore and other local academic and industry partners.

Date published: January 14, 2021

CMHRP Lidar Coordinator/National Geospatial Program Associate National Map Liaison invited as Keynote speaker for the Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors 2021 Winter Meeting

Xan Fredericks, Lidar Coordinator for the Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program (CMHRP) and Associate National Map Liaison to Florida, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands for the National Geospatial Program, has been invited by MAPPS to provide the Keynote during their 2021 Winter Meeting.

Date published: December 17, 2020

SPCMSC Research Oceanographer, Meg Palmsten, and SPCMSC Oceanographer, Kara Doran, interviewed for a documentary film

On December 11, Meg Palmsten and Kara Doran were interviewed in person at Madeira Beach and Fort Desoto Park in Pinellas County, Florida, following USGS COVID-19 protocols. Filmmaker Dave Santillo from TerraTrek focused the interview on coastal change hazards and storm impacts research that the USGS and St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center has been leading.

Date published: December 3, 2020

SPCMSC Research Oceanographer wins Project-of-the-Year for Munitions Response from the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program

SPCMSC Research Oceanographer Meg Palmsten was awarded the project-of-the-year for Munitions Response from the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) at the 2020 SERDP Symposium, held virtually on November 30, 2020. 

November 30, 2020

Sound Waves Newsletter - October-November 2020

We learn about mapping the Alaska coastline, meet some of our women scientists, and learn how we are connecting with students in a virtual world in this October-November 2020 issue of Sound Waves.