St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center


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Date published: June 11, 2021

SPCMSC scientist interviewed for story about using Landsat to study coastal wetlands

SPCMSC geologist Julie Bernier was interviewed for an outreach story, "Keeping an Eye on Vulnerable Coastal Wetlands," that was released by the Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center.

Date published: June 11, 2021

SPCMSC scientists travel to the Outer Banks of North Carolina to conduct DUNEX research

SPCMSC Research Geologist Jennifer Miselis and Operations scientist Andy Farmer will conduct a geophysical survey at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Field Research Facility in Duck, NC as part of DUNEX.

Date published: June 11, 2021

SPCMSC Scientists Investigate Shoreface and Shelf Change Offshore of Mid-Atlantic Barrier Islands

SPCMSC scientist Emily Wei and operations personnel Andrew Farmer, BJ Reynolds, and Chelsea Stalk will be collecting high-resolution bathymetric data from the barrier systems of Rockaway, New York, and Seven Mile Island, New Jersey, to study their evolution.

Date published: June 11, 2021

Study shows how beach and dune nourishment can mitigate the long-term impacts of storms and sea-level rise on barrier islands

Research conducted by USGS Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program (CMHRP) and NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) assesses the effectiveness of beach and dune nourishment on barrier island morphological resilience.

Date published: June 7, 2021

USGS Publishes a Joint Report with U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) on Sediment Management Impacts to Barrier Island Systems

On June 1, 2021, USGS and USFWS published a joint report in response to a request from the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources to evaluate the impacts of sediment removal and placement within barrier island systems.

Date published: June 3, 2021

SPCMSC scientists to present at the State of the Coast 2021 conference

SPCMSC geologists are giving presentations on research of recent geomorphologic changes at the Chandeleur Islands, Louisiana, at the virtual State of the Coast 2021 conference held June 2–4, 2021.

Date published: June 2, 2021

USGS, FWS Report Highlights Impacts of Sediment Management on Barrier Islands, Wildlife and Ecosystems

Coastal sediment management practices, such as dredging and beach nourishment, can have beneficial and detrimental impacts on the physical and ecological resiliency of barrier islands, particularly when sediment is removed from one barrier island system and placed in another, according to a report released today.

Date published: May 21, 2021

SPCMSC Hosted Meeting on USGS Puerto Rico Hazards Resources Across Multiple Centers and Mission Areas

Coastal Change Hazards researchers Dr. Legna Torres-Garcia and Dr. Donya Frank-Gilchrist of the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC) organized a joint meeting with principal investigators currently conducting hazards-related projects in Puerto Rico. 

Date published: May 21, 2021

SPCMSC Research Oceanographer gives invited presentation at the NOAA Coastal Coupling Community of Practice meeting

On May 13, 2021, SPCMSC Research Oceanographer Meg Palmsten presented a virtual talk titled, “Forecasting total water levels and coastal change hazards.”

Date published: May 20, 2021

SPCMSC Research Oceanographer interviewed by Public News Service about salt marsh conservation

Dr. Meg Palmsten, Research Oceanographer at the USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC), was interviewed on May 6, 2021, by the Florida Public News Service about the importance of salt marsh habitat.

Date published: May 14, 2021

Hurricane Preparedness Week

The 2021 National Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 9th to May 15th, a week dedicated to sharing knowledge about hurricane hazards that can be used to prepare and take action!