St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center


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Date published: September 2, 2021

Kathryn Smith and Christopher G. Smith will present at the Grand Bay NERR Research Symposium

Kathryn Smith and Christopher G. Smith of the USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center will present their research during the “Ecological processes” session of the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Research Symposium on September 10.

August 31, 2021

Sound Waves Newsletter - July-August 2021

Learn about some of our barrier island research, deep sea "stepping stones," our 5000th sample at the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and more in this July-August 2021 issue of Sound Waves

Date published: August 31, 2021

New USGS technology provides three dimensional benefits: assessing coastal hazards, seafloor stability, and coral restoration efforts

USGS team invented a new camera system to create highly detailed 3-dimensional models of the seafloor that are proving to be invaluable for coastal hazards research and habitat restoration efforts.

Date published: August 31, 2021

USGS participates in Coastal Solutions Workshop for the Gulf Coast Keynote Focused on Science for Stakeholders

The USGS was a co-organizer with Ocean Visions for the virtual Coastal Solutions Workshop, “Coastal Flood Modeling, Prediction and Observations for the U.S. Gulf Coast,” held in April 2021. The workshop focused on resiliency challenges and opportunities facing the Gulf of Mexico.

Date published: August 27, 2021

Exploring the Unknown in the Deep North Atlantic Ocean

Learning more about international waters, or the "high seas," and other unexplored deepwater areas through exploration is critical to ensuring they are collectively and sustainably managed for the good of the planet.

Date published: August 25, 2021

Coastal Change Hazards Team Forecasted Hurricane Henri Beach Impacts

As Hurricane Henri approached the US northeast Atlantic coast, the USGS Coastal Change Hazards team produced a series of forecasts for impacts on the beach. Forecasts for New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts were updated daily based on wave and storm surge forecasts from NOAA.

Date published: August 19, 2021

Ilsa Kuffner and team finishing coral calcification study funded by the National Park Service in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

A team of scientists from the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center will be wrapping up an experiment this week on coral calcification (growth) and restoration feasibility in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Date published: August 5, 2021

New study from SPCMSC compares wetland shoreline change analysis methods

SPCMSC Research Ecologist Kathryn Smith and team publish a new paper, “Coastal Wetland Shoreline Change Monitoring: A Comparison of Shorelines from High-Resolution WorldView Satellite Imagery, Aerial Imagery, and Field Surveys”