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Date published: May 31, 2019

Recent Coastal and Marine Fieldwork - April-May 2019

In May 2019, USGS coastal and marine scientists visited several coastal and offshore locations, studying reservoir sediment after a wildfire disaster in California, a new remote-control surveying boat in Massachusetts, hypersaline lake sediments in the Dominican Republic, and much more.

Date published: May 31, 2019

News Briefs - April-May 2019

Coastal and marine news highlights from across the USGS

This article is part of the April-May 2019 issue of the Sound Waves newsletter.

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Date published: May 29, 2019

Challenges of predicting coastal impacts of sea level rise (SLR) in northeastern United States

 The impacts of future sea level rise (SLR) are challenging to predict because they are not the same everywhere.  Coastal environments and the amount of development vary—from marshes, beaches, and rocky headlands to cities, towns and beach communities—and so does how the coast responds to SLR. 

Date published: May 29, 2019

USGS and NOAA merge collections to create new high-resolution, broad-scale geologic maps of the seafloor

USGS and NOAA collaborate to create high-resolution maps on the Atlantic continental shelf between Delaware and Virginia.

Date published: April 24, 2019

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center staff contribute to 4th National Climate Assessment

Ocean and coastal ecosystems in the northeast are being affected by large changes in a variety of climate-related environmental conditions. 

Date published: April 24, 2019

International Gas Hydrate Workshop held in Tromso, Norway

The 2019 Sedimentary Gas Hydrate Workshop held in Tromso, Norway brought together early-career researchers and international experts including  Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Research Geophysicist, Bill Waite, who has spent his career being...

Date published: April 23, 2019

Coupled-Ocean-Atmosphere-Waves-Sediment Transport (COAWST) Modeling System Training

Predicting Coastal Storm Impacts: 4th COAWST Model Training in the James Hunt Library at North Carolina State University, hosted by John Warner, Research Oceanographer of the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center.

Date published: March 29, 2019

News Briefs - February-March 2019

Coastal and marine news highlights from across the USGS

This article is part of the February-March 2019 edition of the Sound Waves Newsletter

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Date published: March 29, 2019

Predicting Coastal Storm Impacts: 4th COAWST Model Training

The USGS has been leading the development of a Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere-Waves-Sediment Transport (COAWST) Modeling System.

Date published: March 29, 2019

Recent Coastal and Marine Fieldwork - February-March 2019

USGS scientists visited several coastal and offshore locations, looking for polluted sediment in Washington, monitoring beach changes in California, studying dune restoration in New Jersey, and much more. Here’s a quick overview of some recent fieldwork by our researchers.