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boat at dock
March 5, 2020

R/V Sultana

R/V Sultana. Less than two months after the largest earthquake in the seismic sequence, the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center organized a rapid response seismic survey. The goal of the survey was to map the faults which ruptured during the seismic activity and understand the regional context and potential for other earthquake activity in the area.

Scientist on research vessel prepares to launch hydrophone
March 5, 2020

Scientist launches instrument used to map seafloor off Puerto Rico

USGS marine technician Wayne Baldwin prepares to deploy the hydrophone array during a seismic research cruise off the southwest coast of Puerto Rico on board the R/V Sultana in March 2020.

Group of people posing for photo
March 5, 2020

Group Photo in Puerto Rico

From left to right – Uri ten Brink, Eric Moore, Wayne Baldwin, Alex Nichols, Jason Chaytor, and Captain Orlando Espinoza. Less than two months after the largest earthquake in the seismic sequence, the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center organized a rapid response seismic survey. The goal of the survey was to map the faults which ruptured during the seismic

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Photograph of the View inside the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Sediment Analysis Laboratory showing the Beckman
March 2, 2020

Woods Hole Sediment Analysis Lab

View inside the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Sediment Analysis Laboratory showing the Beckman Coulter Multisizer 3 and Horiba LA-960 laser diffraction unit.

Photograph of Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Sediment Analysis Laboratory showing the laboratory computer workstat
March 2, 2020

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Sediment Analysis Lab

View inside the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Sediment Analysis Laboratory showing the laboratory computer workstation, precision balances, and interior of the oven and sieving room.

People at a table talking and writing on sticky notes
February 12, 2020

State of Our Nation’s Coast Stakeholder Engagement Workshop

A group of participants at the Coastal Change Hazards State of Our Nation’s Coast stakeholder engagement workshop at the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Reserve in Falmouth, MA. Here participants are pictured writing the names of tools they use on sticky notes.

Room full of people sitting in groups at different tables
February 12, 2020

State of Our Nation’s Coast Stakeholder Engagement Workshop

Participants of the Coastal Change Hazards State of Our Nation’s Coast stakeholder engagement workshop at the Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Reserve in Falmouth, MA. Participants are pictured here talking in small groups.

the entrance to the Buzzards Bay entrance to the Cape Cod Canal.
January 17, 2020

Buzzards Bay Entrance to the Cape Cod Canal

This image created using the Continuous Bathymetry and Elevation Models of the Massachusetts Coastal Zone and Continental Shelf, shows the entrance to the Buzzards Bay entrance to the Cape Cod Canal.

the three-dimensional perspective view of the Elizabeth Islands in the center of the image. Buzzards Bay is to the left (north)
January 17, 2020

Elizabeth Islands, Massachusetts

This image created using the Continuous Bathymetry and Elevation Models of the Massachusetts Coastal Zone and Continental Shelf, shows the three-dimensional perspective view of the Elizabeth Islands in the center of the image. Buzzards Bay is to the left (north) of the Elizabeth Islands, and Vineyard Sound is to the right (south). View is from the Southeast looking to the

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Salem and Marblehead in the middle of the image and Rocky Neck in the upper middle.
January 17, 2020

Salem and Marblehead, Massachusetts

This image created using the Continuous Bathymetry and Elevation Models of the Massachusetts Coastal Zone and Continental Shelf, shows Salem and Marblehead in the middle of the image and Rocky Neck in the upper middle.

three-dimensional perspective view of Nantucket Island, MA looking from the Southeast to the Northwest.
January 17, 2020

Nantucket, Massachusetts

This image created using the Continuous Bathymetry and Elevation Models of the Massachusetts Coastal Zone and Continental Shelf, shows the three-dimensional perspective view of Nantucket Island, MA looking from the Southeast to the Northwest.

Drone pilots by creek
January 3, 2020

Drone Pilots on a mission at Nelson Island Creek, Rowley, MA

In collaboration with the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, the AIM group conducted UAS aerial surveys looking at vegetation classification/index surrounding a MBL gas flux tower located in Nelson Island Creek, Rowley, Massachusetts.