Outer Banks, North Carolina coastline
Coastal communities, especially those on barrier islands, are vulnerable to processes of coastal change. The DUring Nearshore Event eXperiment (DUNEX) project is a multi-agency, academic, and non-governmental organization collaborative community experiment on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, that is designed to study nearshore coastal processes during storm events. USGS' participation in DUNEX will contribute new measurements and models that will increase our understanding of storm impacts to coastal environments, including hazards to humans and infrastructure and changes in landscape and natural habitats.
Learn more about USGS Coastal Change Hazards projects.