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Date published: October 9, 2018

USGS: Hurricane surge likely to erode 75% of Florida Panhandle beaches

One-fourth of beachfront could be inundated by large storm waves, experts predict

To learn more about USGS’ role providing science to decision makers before, during and after Hurricane Michael, visit the USGS Hurricane Michael page at usgs.gov/hurricane-michael.

Date published: October 4, 2018

New coral reef study to begin at Buck Island National Park Service unit on St. Croix

Scientists travel to Buck Island Reef National Monument to plan a new study and to assess hurricane impacts to the coral reefs surrounding Buck Island.

Date published: October 4, 2018

USGS Southeast Region Workshop: Documenting the multiple facets of a subsiding landscape from coastal cities and wetlands to the continental shelf

Workshop brings together USGS scientists from a variety of disciplines to identify current strengths and weakness in subsidence-related research.

Date published: September 28, 2018

Sound Waves Newsletter - September 2018

Elwha River is still changing 5 years after two dams were removed, interagency drone pilots assist USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory in monitoring and mapping efforts of the Kīlauea eruption, DOI award goes to Elwha River Science Team for their work to understand and explain the effects of dam removal on the Elwha River in Washington, and more in this September 2018 issue of Sound Waves...

Date published: September 21, 2018

CMHRP Lidar Coordinator invited to present at URISA GIS-Pro 2018 Conference

Xan Fredericks, Lidar Coordinator for the Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program, has been invited as a subject matter expert to present a fundamental overview of GIS Conceptual Foundations, as well as Cartography & Visualization, at the 56th Annual URISA GIS-Pro Conference in Palm...

Date published: September 13, 2018

Meeting on impact of infrastructure on occurrence and persistence of harmful algal blooms in South Florida

Dr. John Lisle (Research Microbial Ecologist, SPCMSC) was an invited panel member, participating in an open discussion on the occurrence and persistence of harmful algal blooms in south Florida with Florida State Senator Glavano.

Date published: September 13, 2018

Microbial removal of nitrogen and phosphorus from surface water recharged into the Upper Floridan Aquifer

A recent study is providing novel data on the ability of microorganisms to remove nutrients during storage at aquifer storage and recovery (ASR) facilities near Lake Okeechobee.

Date published: September 11, 2018

USGS Scientists Prepare for Storms in Three Seas

Field work completed for powerful Hurricane Florence, while experts watch Isaac and Olivia

Editor's note: This story was originally published on Tuesday, Sept. 11 and was updated at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

To learn more about USGS’ role providing science to decision makers before, during and after Hurricane Florence, visit the USGS Hurricane Florence page at https://www.usgs.gov/florence.

Date published: September 11, 2018

USGS: Florence Likely to Cause Short- and Long-Term Beach Erosion

Initial effect will probably be erosion on 75 percent of North Carolina beaches, experts say.

 

To learn more about USGS’ role providing science to decision makers before, during and after Hurricane Florence, visit the USGS Hurricane Florence page at https://www.usgs.gov/florence.

Date published: September 11, 2018

Elevated water levels from Hurricane Florence likely to impact Southeast Atlantic beaches and dunes for several days

The USGS Coastal Change Hazards storm team is predicting coastal change impacts due to the potential for high waves and storm surge along the Southeast Atlantic coast.

Date published: September 6, 2018

CMHRP Lidar Coordinator invited to be Keynote Speaker at the 2018 Ohio GIS Conference

Xan Fredericks, Lidar Coordinator for the Coastal-Marine Hazards and Resources Program, was invited by the Ohio Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), along with the County Engineers Association of Ohio (CEAO) and Ohio Geographically Referenced Information Program (OGRIP), to be the featured Keynote Speaker for the 2018 Ohio GIS Conference.

Date published: September 6, 2018

Big Bend Coastal Mapping Prioritization Workshop in Cedar Key, Florida

The USGS, FWRI, and FIO, as part of the Florida Coastal Mapping Program (FCMaP), are leading a coastal and seafloor mapping prioritization workshop on Sept. 7, 2018, with stakeholders from 20 different Federal, State, County, and academic entities. The group will utilize a new tool developed by NOAA and FWRI to indicate which areas of the seabed, from the shore to the shelf edge, are most...