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 USGS collaborators from Marine Biological Laboratory preparing to measure greenhouse gas flux from a salt marsh study site
May 20, 2016

Measuring Greenhouse Gas Flux

USGS collaborators from Marine Biological Laboratory preparing to measure greenhouse gas flux from a salt marsh study site (Cape Cod, MA).

photo shows an area on Long Beach Island, NJ where high quality shorebird habitat has been closed off to beach recreation.
May 18, 2016

Area closed

USGS scientists are working to model shorebird habitat availability both today and in the future, given processes like sea-level rise, in an effort to support the efficient management of beaches for both people and nesting shorebirds. This photo shows an area on Long Beach Island, NJ where high quality shorebird habitat has been closed off to beach recreation.

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Staff on a Field Activity on the R/V Rafael
May 10, 2016

Field Activity 2016-005-FA North of Nantucket, MA

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center scientists aboard the RV Rafael prepare to launch the Mini SEABOSS just off of Nantucket!  The Mini SEABOSS collects samples, photos and video of the seafloor. 

 The mapping team in front of the old Coast Guard Station at Cape Cod National Seashore. Left to right: Michael Klinker, Connor
April 1, 2016

Mapping Cape Cod National Seashore using unmanned aerial systems

The USGS conducted UAS flights to map the Nauset Marsh and Coast Guard Beach areas of Cape Cod National Seashore on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. These are the first authorized UAS flights in the northeast region of the national park system, and were performed under a research permit according to FAA and DOI regulations. 

Scientist collects samples from a temporary wooden platform in a New Jersey salt marsh
December 31, 2015

USGS scientist collects samples in a New Jersey salt marsh

Caption: USGS scientist Zafer Defne measures water and sediment movement at Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, New Jersey. Defne is co-author with USGS' Neil Ganju of a 2017 study on how to estimate coastal salt marshes' potential longevity, based on their sediment budgets and the ratio of open water to vegetation. Photo: Sandra Brosnahan, USGS

A man stands near a lab counter holding a syringe which he is using to dispense a sample onto a circle of paper.
December 31, 2015

Measuring index properties on sediment samples

Junbong Jang of the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center measures index properties on sediment collected during the Indian Government’s National Gas Hydrates Program (NGHP-02) drilling expedition offshore from eastern India in the summer of 2015.

Map showing extent and coverage of coastal response type predictions
December 31, 2015

Coastal Response Predictions

Map showing extent and coverage of coastal response type predictions; insets display different prediction types and geospatial variability through time. Predictions of coastal response likelihood for the four prediction time steps at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, VA. 2050s predictions of adjusted elevation, adjusted elevation probabilities, and coastal response type

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Map of Gulf of Mexico
December 31, 2015

Gulf of Mexico

A GIS compilation of Updated Vector Shorelines and Associated Shoreline Change Data for the Gulf of Mexico Coast

Map of coastal area within the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation
December 31, 2015

North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative region

Coastal area within the North Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative region for which predictions have been generated.