Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program

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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.

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	A coral reef in the Turks and Caicos Islands dominated by the weedy coral species, Porites astreoides
December 31, 2019

Modern coral reef dominated by weedy coral species

A coral reef in the Turks and Caicos Islands dominated by the weedy coral species, Porites astreoides. The relative dominance of this taxa has increased throughout the western Atlantic.

Screenshot of the Coastal Change Hazards Portal with probability bands and example photographs for Hurricane Dorian
December 31, 2019

Screenshot of the Coastal Change Hazards Portal with probability bands

Predicted probabilities of dune erosion (inner band), overwash (middle band), and inundation (outer band) for Hurricane Dorian. Photographs are representative of coastal change observed during past storm events.

Photograph of Dr. Ben Gutierrez moderating a session at the 2019 diversity workshop
December 31, 2019

Ben Gutierrez moderating Partnership in Education Program (PEP) panel

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center geologist, Ben Gutierrez, moderates a panel at the 2019 Partnership Eucation Program (PEP) 10th Anniversity Conference and Celebration, Woods Hole, MA June 28-30, 2019.

Woods Hole Diversity Workshop panelists and participants
December 31, 2019

Woods Hole Diversity Workshop Panelists and Moderator

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center geologist, Ben Gutierrez, moderates a panel with PEP coordinators, Jonique Howard, Onjale Scott Price, and Adrienne George,  at the 2019 Partnership Eucation Program (PEP) 10th Anniversity Conference and Celebration, Woods Hole, MA June 28-30, 2019. 

October 31, 2019

Animation depicting seasonal cycles on Alaska's Arctic bluffs

In the spring, winter sea ice thaws and moves offshore leaving the coast exposed to increased wave action and relatively warm water temperatures that, when in contact with the bluff, erodes the toe of the bluff. Additionally, warm air temperatures during the spring and summer months thaw the upper layers of permafrost causing erosion or sloughing of the bluff face above

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Image of USGS staff on the fantail of a research vessel
August 31, 2019

Sound velocity casts on Cape Cod Bay

Sometimes the fog can be as thick as pea soup! The captains use radar and keen eyesight to navigate in such conditions. Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center staff,  Alex Nichols and Wayne Baldwin,  take a sound velocity cast off the back of the boat.
 

Image of USGS staff on the fantail of a research vessel preparing to deploy the subbottom profiler
August 31, 2019

Subbottom profiler deployment on Cape Cod Bay, 2019

 Before deploying the subbottom profiler for leg 2 of the seafloor mapping cruise, Wayne Baldwin, Alex Nichols, and Chuck Worley made sure the floats were sufficiently inflated. In the relatively shallow waters of Cape Cod Bay, they want the instrument towed at water's surface for the resolution of the sub seafloor geology.

August 31, 2019

All Aboard for the Cape Cod Bay Research Cruise

Setting sail from Woods Hole, MA to Cape Cod Bay aboard the R/V Warren Jr. USGS scientific staff will define the geologic framework of Cape Cod Bay to aid the state of Massachusetts in management and assessment of resources and hazards.
 

Image of Boston, Massachusetts skyline taken from R/V Warren Jr.
August 31, 2019

Boston, MA cityscape

Heading back to Cape Cod Bay after a crew change in Boston, MA

Image of Seth Ackerman processing seafloor data
August 31, 2019

Let me process this

Seth Ackerman processing the seafloor mapping data as they are collected on the Cape Cod Bay 2019 research cruise.

Solar-powered, satellite-uplinked GPS base station in the Fire Island Wilderness Area
August 12, 2019

Solar-powered, satellite-uplinked GPS base station at Fire Island

USGS scientist B.J. Reynolds sets up a solar-powered, satellite-uplinked GPS base station in the Fire Island Wilderness Area to support detailed elevation surveys.

View looking out over the ocean water with an island in the distance.
July 22, 2019

Camera 1 Snapshot at Tres Palmas, Puerto Rico

Video camera snapshot at Tres Palmas in Rincón, on the west coast of Puerto Rico.