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USGS Coastal Science

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USGS Coastal Science

The USGS Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program is the only federal science program focused on the geology and processes of coastal and marine landscapes.

  • 40% of the U.S. lives in coastal counties 1
  • $8.3 trillion in goods and services produced by coastal counties annually
  • Coastal hazards such as sea-level rise, erosion, and extreme storms threaten lives and property along our Nation's coasts
  • >50 coastal change forecasts provided by USGS for hurricanes and extreme storms since 2011
  • 23 tools developed by USGS to inform and serve our Nation's coastal stakeholders



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U.S. Department of the Interior

U.S. Geological Survey


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