St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center

News

Filter Total Items: 411
Date published: October 20, 2021

Scientists from the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center will represent USGS at the 50th anniversary of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation (CERF) conference.

SPCMSC scientists Kathryn Smith, Alisha Ellis, Karim Alizad, Joseph Terrano, Robert Jenkins, and RC Mickey will be giving virtual presentations at the 26th biennial CERF conference November 1-11.

Date published: October 19, 2021

USGS Shares Coastal Hazards, Ecosystems Science with Local Community at the St. Petersburg Science Festival

The St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center and the Wetland and Aquatic Research Center shared USGS science via live sessions and pre-recorded videos at the annual St. Pete Science Festival.

Date published: October 15, 2021

National Hispanic American Heritage Month

National Hispanic American Heritage Month, September 15 through October 15, was established to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. In honor of this special month, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) celebrated our scientists and staff of Hispanic descent and highlighted how their heritage plays a role in their...

Date published: October 7, 2021

USGS Leadership Participates in Virtual NOMEC Conversation Hosted by the UN Decade on the Ocean

What do you know about NOMEC? And why is NOMEC important?

NOMEC is the National Ocean Mapping, Exploring and Characterization program, a national effort focused on mapping the United States Excusive Economic Zone or EEZ.

Date published: October 1, 2021

SPCMSC Researchers Invited to Present on Coastal Vulnerability Assessments Project in Puerto Rico to the Southeast & Caribbean Disaster Resilience Partnership

Coastal Change Hazards scientists Dr. Legna Torres-Garcia and Dr. Donya Frank-Gilchrist of the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC) were invited to present to the Southeast & Caribbean Disaster Resilience Partnership (SCDRP) on coastal vulnerability assessments in Puerto Rico through a focused stakeholder engagement approach.

Date published: September 29, 2021

Two CoastCams installed in the Outer Banks for DUNEX project

Meg Palmsten and Jenna Brown installed two CoastCams towers at Pea Island, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, to monitor waves, water levels, and coastal change as part of the DUring Nearshore Event eXperiment (DUNEX) project.

Date published: September 23, 2021

Dr. Meg Palmsten will be the guest speaker in COMIT seminar series

Dr. Meg Palmsten of SPCMSC will discuss forecasting total water levels and coastal change hazards in this month’s virtual Center for Ocean Mapping and Technologies (COMIT) seminar series.

Date published: September 23, 2021

SPCMSC scientists publish paper documenting recent historical evolution of the northern Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana

SPCMSC geologist Julie Bernier, with co-authors Jennifer Miselis and Nathaniel Plant, published a paper, "Satellite-Derived Barrier Response and Recovery Following Natural and Anthropogenic Perturbations, Northern Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana," documenting recent historical evolution (since 1984) of this barrier-island system based on analysis of Landsat satellite imagery. 

Date published: September 23, 2021

Tampa Bay coastal acidification research featured in EPA National Estuary Program report

Tampa Bay coastal acidification research conducted by Dr. Kim Yates of SPCMSC was highlighted in the latest Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Estuary Program (NEP) Report, “The National Estuary Program: At the Forefront of Climate Change Adaptation, Hazard Mitigation, and Resilience.”

September 16, 2021

Special Issue on Reducing Flood Risk by Restoring Coral Reefs

In this special issue, explore the benefits provided by coral reefs off Florida and Puerto Rico - including flood risk reduction and protection for people, property, and natural resources. A new series of USGS reports demonstrates how the restoration of coral reefs can save hundreds of millions of dollars in storm-related damages every year.

Date published: September 9, 2021

USGS staff participating in DUNEX VIP Day at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Field Research Facility

Jenna Brown and Chris Sherwood of USGS attend a VIP Event to discuss the USGS component of the DUNEX project, a multi-agency study of storm processes in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Date published: September 9, 2021

SPCMSC scientists study effects of beach nourishment on sea turtle nesting activity

Scientists RC Mickey and Dave Thompson from the USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center wrap up a season of conducting beach surveys to study influences of beach nourishment on sea turtle nesting.