A new interactive geonarrative will take you on a guided journey to explore the research, capabilities, and history of the USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center.
Discover Coastal and Marine Science of the USGS St. Petersburg
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC) conducts coastal and marine research to ensure that our Nation has the information it needs to understand, protect, and restore coastal and ocean resources and support the communities that depend on them.
Scientists at the center study sandy beaches and barrier islands, salt marshes and estuaries, coral reefs, and the open ocean from the continental shelf to the deep sea. The center includes a diverse workforce that works collaboratively to conduct and share robust scientific research with the world.
Center Director Nathaniel Plant states,
“We care about coastal challenges and ensuring that we lend our support effectively and equitably to a Nation with a diverse coastal population, diverse interests, and diverse objectives. I invite you to engage with us so that we can work together to achieve these goals.”
Although located near the Gulf of Mexico on the west coast of Florida, scientists at the center conduct research around the world. The geonarrative includes an interactive map that allows users to discover some of the many research projects underway across the globe.
We hope you enjoy this opportunity to learn about our diverse fundamental and applied research focused on coastal change hazards, sediment dynamics, ocean ecosystems, and climate change; investigate our extensive seafloor mapping and laboratory capabilities; examine how we share information with various audiences; and delve into our center’s rich history.