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Data and tools produced by Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center staff.

USGS Science Data Catalog

USGS Science Data Catalog

The USGS Science Data Catalog provides seamless access to USGS research and monitoring data from across the nation. Users have the ability to search, browse, or use a map-based interface to discover data.

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Coastal and Marine Geology Data Catalog

Coastal and Marine Geology Data Catalog

Publicly available USGS Coastal/Marine Hazards and Resources Program data.

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Coastal Marine Geoscience Data System

Coastal Marine Geoscience Data System

Provides information and access to the published data of the Coastal/Marine Hazards and Resources Program 

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Date published: June 18, 2017

Water level measurements collected in West Falmouth Harbor, MA, May - October 2016

Water-level gauges were deployed at two sites in West Falmouth Harbor between May and October 2016. Two sequential deployments were required to provide measurements for the entire period. One gauge was mounted under the town-owned West Falmouth boat dock and the other on the private Associates dock near the mouth of the Harbor.

Date published: January 20, 2017

Oceanographic and Water-Quality Measurements collected south of Martha’s Vineyard, MA, November - December, 2015

Two platforms were deployed at adjacent sites near the Martha’s Vineyard Coastal Observatory (MVCO ) to compare their ability to measure bottom shear stress. One platform was a low-profile (20 cm-high) sled, and the other platform was a large (2.5-m high) quadpod. Both platforms supported a pair of single-point acoustic-Doppler current...

Date published: January 20, 2017

Oceanographic and Water-Quality Measurements collected south of Martha’s Vineyard, MA, November - December, 2015

Two platforms were deployed at adjacent sites near the Martha’s Vineyard Coastal Observatory (MVCO ) to compare their ability to measure bottom shear stress. One platform was a low-profile (20 cm-high) sled, and the other platform was a large (2.5-m high) quadpod. Both platforms supported a pair of single-point acoustic-Doppler current...

Date published: January 1, 2017

1-meter backscatter imagery collected in 2012 by the U.S. Geological Survey in the Connecticut River during field activity 2012-024-FA (GeoTIFF image)

A geophysical and geological survey was conducted at the mouth of the Connecticut River from Old Saybrook to Essex, Connecticut, in September 2012. Approximately 230 linear kilometers of digital Chirp subbottom (seismic-reflection) and 234-kilohertz interferometric sonar (bathymetric and backscatter) data were collected along with sediment samples, riverbed photographs, and (or) video at 88...

Date published: July 20, 2016

Oceanographic and Water-Quality Measurements collected south of Martha’s Vineyard, MA, 2014–2015

The objective was to measure bottom stress at several locations with varying bottom depths, sediment types, and bedforms. Instruments to measure water temperature, conductivity, pressure, optical turbidity, and velocity were deployed between July 2014 and January 2015. Bottom platforms with upward-looking acoustic Doppler current profilers, pressure sensors, and water-quality sensors were...

Date published: May 20, 2016

Oceanographic and Water Quality Measurements in Chincoteague Bay, Maryland/Virginia, 2014 - 2015

The primary objective was to measure the physical response of the system to storm events, and identify processes that may affect estuarine resilience. Bottom landing platforms with instrumentation to measure currents, waves, water level, optical turbidity, water temperature, conductivity and water quality parameters were deployed at most sites. 

Date published: May 20, 2016

Oceanographic and Water Quality Measurements in Chincoteague Bay, Maryland/Virginia, 2014 - 2015

The primary objective was to measure the physical response of the system to storm events, and identify processes that may affect estuarine resilience. Bottom landing platforms with instrumentation to measure currents, waves, water level, optical turbidity, water temperature, conductivity and water quality parameters were deployed at most sites. 

Date published: April 18, 2016

Coastal and Marine Geology Video and Photography Portal

This portal contains U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) video and photography of the seafloor off of coastal California and Massachusetts, and aerial imagery of the coastline along segments of the Gulf of Mexico and mid-Atlantic coasts. These data were collected as part of several USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program Seafloor Mapping projects and Hurricane and Extreme Storm research.

Date published: March 20, 2016

Oceanographic and Water-Quality Measurements in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, 2014-2015

A bottom platform with an upward-looking velocimeter was paired with mid-water pole-mounted water quality sensors at each site for the Aug 2014 to Jan 2015 deployment. Water quality sensors were mounted on a bottom landing platform with an upward-looking velocimeter for the Apr-Jul 2015 deployment. The water quality sensor deployments for Aug 2014 to Jan 2015 were conducted in 2 segments

Date published: March 20, 2016

Oceanographic and Water Quality Measurements in two Southern California Coastal Wetlands, 2013-2014

The objective was to compare an urbanized wetland with limited sediment supply (Seal Beach) with a less modified marsh (Pt. Mugu) with fluvial sediment supply. Marine temperature, conductivity, pressure sensors, optical turbidity sensors and acoustic velocity meters were deployed on bottom platforms to quantify the conditions in the water column.

Date published: March 15, 2016

High-resolution geophysical data collected along the Delmarva Peninsula in 2015, U.S. Geological Survey Field Activity 2015-001-FA

The Delmarva Peninsula is a 220-kilometer-long headland, spit, and barrier island complex that was significantly affected by Hurricane Sandy in the fall of 2012. The U.S. Geological Survey conducted cruises during the summers of 2014 and 2015 to map the inner continental shelf of the Delmarva Peninsula using geophysical and sampling techniques to define the geologic framework

Date published: March 20, 2015

Oceanographic measurements-- Fire Island, NY, nearshore, 2014

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Coastal Change Processes Project conducted a field experiment on the inner continental shelf offshore of Fire Island, New York, in response to Hurricane Sandy to study the coastal processes that mobilize and transport sediment in the region.