Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources
Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program scientists and staff study coastal and ocean resources and processes from shorelines and estuaries to the continental shelf and deep sea. Explore and search below.
USGS Ocean Science Explorer
USGS conducts research in diverse marine environments from the coasts to the deep sea.
Advancing knowledge of ocean processes, resources, hazards, and more.
The USGS is a world leader in characterizing the geologic structure; energy, biological, and mineral resources; and planetary-scale processes that occur at and beneath the ocean floor. The USGS brings state-of-the-art ocean research and scientific information to policymakers, resource managers, and the public in order to sustainably manage our limited marine resources.