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The Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program shares a wide range of resources to help explain and illustrate scientific concepts, our scientific activities, expertise, technology, tools, and other educational resources. Through newsletters, multimedia resources, special events, and other products, you can learn more about the many ways our science supports the Nation.

Images

ocean, beach, and blue sky with clouds
Puerto Rico beach
Puerto Rico beach
Puerto Rico beach

Scenic photo of Domes Beach in Rincon, Puerto Rico. Photo credit: Emily Himmelstoss.

Map showing study area of the Deepwater Canyons expeditions
Map showing study area of the Deepwater Canyons expeditions
Map showing study area of the Deepwater Canyons expeditions
Map showing study area of the Deepwater Canyons expeditions

Location of (A) Baltimore and (B) Norfolk canyons and adjacent slope environments along the U.S. Mid-Atlantic margin. The bathymetry represents 25 m gridded multibeam data with contour lines at every 100 m. Colors on the bathymetric scale represent depth from shallow (red) to deep (blue).

Location of (A) Baltimore and (B) Norfolk canyons and adjacent slope environments along the U.S. Mid-Atlantic margin. The bathymetry represents 25 m gridded multibeam data with contour lines at every 100 m. Colors on the bathymetric scale represent depth from shallow (red) to deep (blue).

Map showing suspension-feeder isoscapes of deep-sea Baltimore and Norfolk canyons
Map showing suspension-feeder isoscapes of deep-sea Baltimore and Norfolk canyons
Map showing suspension-feeder isoscapes of deep-sea Baltimore and Norfolk canyons
Map showing suspension-feeder isoscapes of deep-sea Baltimore and Norfolk canyons

Suspension-feeder isoscapes of Baltimore (A, C) and Norfolk (B, D) canyons with coral distributions outlined in white. Colors represent the different isotopes with cool colors (blues, greens) for δ13C data (A, B) and warm colors (pinks, purples) for δ15N data (C, D), both in ‰.

Suspension-feeder isoscapes of Baltimore (A, C) and Norfolk (B, D) canyons with coral distributions outlined in white. Colors represent the different isotopes with cool colors (blues, greens) for δ13C data (A, B) and warm colors (pinks, purples) for δ15N data (C, D), both in ‰.

Aerial photo of Bair Islands State Marine Park, San Mateo County, California
Aerial photo of Bair Islands State Marine Park, San Mateo County, California
Aerial photo of Bair Islands State Marine Park, San Mateo County, California
Aerial photo of Bair Islands State Marine Park, San Mateo County, California

Aerial photo of Bair Islands State Marine Park, San Mateo County, California, in April 2020.

Figure showing location of the study area and details of the simulated restorations in San Mateo County, California
Figure showing location of the study area and details of the simulated restorations in San Mateo County, California
Figure showing location of the study area and details of the simulated restorations in San Mateo County, California
Figure showing location of the study area and details of the simulated restorations in San Mateo County, California

Location of the study area and details of the simulated restorations. (A) and (B) Location of this study, shown by the red dot in (A) and the orange line in (B).

Figure showing spatial distribution of economic and social flood reduction benefits of marsh restoration with sea level rise
Figure showing spatial distribution of economic and social flood reduction benefits of marsh restoration with sea level rise
Figure showing spatial distribution of economic and social flood reduction benefits of marsh restoration with sea level rise

Videos

Cover image for sediment core lab video, showing core-lab walk-in refrigerator USGS Sediment Core Laboratory
USGS Sediment Core Laboratory
USGS Sediment Core Laboratory

USGS scientists collect core samples from estuaries, lakes, coasts, and marine environments to study a range of physical and chemical properties preserved in sediment or coral over time. They process and analyze these core samples at the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center’s Sediment Core Lab. 

USGS scientists collect core samples from estuaries, lakes, coasts, and marine environments to study a range of physical and chemical properties preserved in sediment or coral over time. They process and analyze these core samples at the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center’s Sediment Core Lab. 

Cover image for sediment core lab video, showing core-lab walk-in refrigerator USGS Sediment Core Laboratory (AD)
USGS Sediment Core Laboratory (AD)
USGS Sediment Core Laboratory (AD)

USGS scientists collect core samples from estuaries, lakes, coasts, and marine environments to study a range of physical and chemical properties preserved in sediment or coral over time. They process and analyze these core samples at the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center’s Sediment Core Lab. 

USGS scientists collect core samples from estuaries, lakes, coasts, and marine environments to study a range of physical and chemical properties preserved in sediment or coral over time. They process and analyze these core samples at the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center’s Sediment Core Lab. 

Aerial image of surfers at sunset in Santa Cruz Science of Surfing
Science of Surfing
Science of Surfing

Join USGS Research Geologist and lifelong surfer Jon Warrick at the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center Santa Cruz as he discusses how coastal and ocean geoscience contributes to a better understanding of how waves form and behave as they approach the shore—critical information with a broad range of applications, not least of which is surfing!

Join USGS Research Geologist and lifelong surfer Jon Warrick at the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center Santa Cruz as he discusses how coastal and ocean geoscience contributes to a better understanding of how waves form and behave as they approach the shore—critical information with a broad range of applications, not least of which is surfing!

Aerial image of surfers at sunset in Santa Cruz Science of Surfing (AD)
Science of Surfing (AD)
Science of Surfing (AD)

Join USGS Research Geologist and lifelong surfer Jon Warrick at the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center Santa Cruz as he discusses how coastal and ocean geoscience contribute to a better understanding of how waves form and behave as they approach the shore—critical information with a broad range of applications, not least of which is surfing!

Join USGS Research Geologist and lifelong surfer Jon Warrick at the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center Santa Cruz as he discusses how coastal and ocean geoscience contribute to a better understanding of how waves form and behave as they approach the shore—critical information with a broad range of applications, not least of which is surfing!

Coastal Science Navigator home page Introduction to the USGS Coastal Science Navigator
Introduction to the USGS Coastal Science Navigator
Introduction to the USGS Coastal Science Navigator

The Coastal Science Navigator is intended to help users discover USGS Coastal Change Hazards information, products, and tools relevant to their scientific or decision-making needs.

Aerial photo shows researchers operating survey jet skis along a sandy coastline Jet Ski Bathymetric Surveying (AD)
Jet Ski Bathymetric Surveying (AD)
Jet Ski Bathymetric Surveying (AD)

The USGS uses a variety of survey tools—including personal watercraft (jet skis) equipped with GPS and sonar—to measure how sandy coastlines change over time. Sandy coastlines are a valuable resource that protect human-made structures from waves, serve as habitat for important species, and provide a variety of recreational opportunities.

The USGS uses a variety of survey tools—including personal watercraft (jet skis) equipped with GPS and sonar—to measure how sandy coastlines change over time. Sandy coastlines are a valuable resource that protect human-made structures from waves, serve as habitat for important species, and provide a variety of recreational opportunities.

Webcams

View of an Arctic beach area with gentle waters.
Nuvuk video camera 2 bright image
Nuvuk video camera 2 bright image
Nuvuk video camera 2 bright image

Two video cameras are installed atop a utility pole near the northernmost point of land in the United States at Nuvuk (Point Barrow), Alaska. The cameras point northwest toward the Arctic Ocean and the boundary between the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. Every half hour during daylight hours, the cameras collect snapshots and video for 10 minutes.

Two video cameras are installed atop a utility pole near the northernmost point of land in the United States at Nuvuk (Point Barrow), Alaska. The cameras point northwest toward the Arctic Ocean and the boundary between the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. Every half hour during daylight hours, the cameras collect snapshots and video for 10 minutes.

View of an Arctic beach area with gentle waters.
Nuvuk video camera 1 dark image
Nuvuk video camera 1 dark image
Nuvuk video camera 1 dark image

Two video cameras are installed atop a utility pole near the northernmost point of land in the United States at Nuvuk (Point Barrow), Alaska. The cameras point northwest toward the Arctic Ocean and the boundary between the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. Every half hour during daylight hours, the cameras collect snapshots and video for 10 minutes.

Two video cameras are installed atop a utility pole near the northernmost point of land in the United States at Nuvuk (Point Barrow), Alaska. The cameras point northwest toward the Arctic Ocean and the boundary between the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. Every half hour during daylight hours, the cameras collect snapshots and video for 10 minutes.

View of an Arctic beach area with gentle waters.
Nuvuk video camera 2 dark image
Nuvuk video camera 2 dark image
Nuvuk video camera 2 dark image

Two video cameras are installed atop a utility pole near the northernmost point of land in the United States at Nuvuk (Point Barrow), Alaska. The cameras point northwest toward the Arctic Ocean and the boundary between the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. Every half hour during daylight hours, the cameras collect snapshots and video for 10 minutes.

Two video cameras are installed atop a utility pole near the northernmost point of land in the United States at Nuvuk (Point Barrow), Alaska. The cameras point northwest toward the Arctic Ocean and the boundary between the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. Every half hour during daylight hours, the cameras collect snapshots and video for 10 minutes.

View of an Arctic beach area with gentle waters.
Nuvuk video camera 2 snapshop
Nuvuk video camera 2 snapshop
Nuvuk video camera 2 snapshop

Two video cameras are installed atop a utility pole near the northernmost point of land in the United States at Nuvuk (Point Barrow), Alaska. The cameras point northwest toward the Arctic Ocean and the boundary between the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. Every half hour during daylight hours, the cameras collect snapshots and video for 10 minutes.

Two video cameras are installed atop a utility pole near the northernmost point of land in the United States at Nuvuk (Point Barrow), Alaska. The cameras point northwest toward the Arctic Ocean and the boundary between the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. Every half hour during daylight hours, the cameras collect snapshots and video for 10 minutes.

View of an Arctic beach area with gentle waters.
Nuvuk video camera 1 time exposure
Nuvuk video camera 1 time exposure
Nuvuk video camera 1 time exposure

Two video cameras are installed atop a utility pole near the northernmost point of land in the United States at Nuvuk (Point Barrow), Alaska. The cameras point northwest toward the Arctic Ocean and the boundary between the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. Every half hour during daylight hours, the cameras collect snapshots and video for 10 minutes.

Two video cameras are installed atop a utility pole near the northernmost point of land in the United States at Nuvuk (Point Barrow), Alaska. The cameras point northwest toward the Arctic Ocean and the boundary between the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. Every half hour during daylight hours, the cameras collect snapshots and video for 10 minutes.

View of an Arctic beach area with gentle waters.
Nuvuk video camera 2 time exposure
Nuvuk video camera 2 time exposure
Nuvuk video camera 2 time exposure

Two video cameras are installed atop a utility pole near the northernmost point of land in the United States at Nuvuk (Point Barrow), Alaska. The cameras point northwest toward the Arctic Ocean and the boundary between the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. Every half hour during daylight hours, the cameras collect snapshots and video for 10 minutes.

Two video cameras are installed atop a utility pole near the northernmost point of land in the United States at Nuvuk (Point Barrow), Alaska. The cameras point northwest toward the Arctic Ocean and the boundary between the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. Every half hour during daylight hours, the cameras collect snapshots and video for 10 minutes.