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Date published: July 31, 2019

Recent Fieldwork - June-July 2019

In June and July 2019, USGS coastal and marine scientists visited several coastal and offshore locations. Scientists collected coastal elevation data with drones and other GPS equipment, deployed instruments that collect water and sediment data from the ocean and from rivers, and much more. Here’s a quick overview of some recent fieldwork by our researchers.

Date published: July 25, 2019

Piping Plovers Benefited from Hurricane Sandy

Storms and undeveloped coastlines can create and maintain habitat for this species, which is threatened along the Atlantic coast.

Date published: July 3, 2019

Optimizing the Intern Experience: A Woods Hole Workshop

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center staff, including Center Chief, Rob Thieler, and Woods Hole Diversity Committee Member and Research Geologist, Ben Gutierrez, participated in the 2019 NSF sponsored diversity conference, Optimizing the Research Intern Experience to Build Inclusion and Diversity in the Geosciences Workforce.  

Date published: July 2, 2019

Coastal and Marine Science of the U.S. Geological Survey in Woods Hole, Massachusetts

The Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center’s new General Information Product (GIP) provides an overview of our research focus areas, highlights various models, partnerships, and capabilities, and includes intriguing research photos. Written and designed with a general audience in mind, the GIP will increase awareness and understanding of what we do.

Date published: June 30, 2019

Bringing the Lab to the Field

Usually when scientists do research, they go into the field, take samples, then bring them back to the lab. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill research engineer Howard Mendlovitz, working with Professor Chris Martens wants to reverse that.

Date published: June 28, 2019

Mapping by Moonlight

How does USGS geologist, Bill Danforth, plan the technological and seafloor mapping path forward during the #HuntingforBubbles cruise along the Cascadia Margin?