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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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Photograph of cabinets in the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Sediment Analysis Lab
April 1, 2021

Woods Hole Sed Lab's collection of sieves.

Photograph of cabinets in the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Sediment Analysis Laboratory contaning the lab's collection of sieves.

Photograph of Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center's Sed Lab equipment
April 1, 2021

Woods Hole Sed Lab's Horiba LA-960 laser defraction unit

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Sediment Analysis Laboratory's Horiba LA-960 laser diffraction unit with slurry sampler (USGS laboratory equipment number WH-SED-Horiba-LA9601).

Photograph of Beckman Coulter Multisizer 3
April 1, 2021

Woods Hole Sediment Analysis Lab's Beckman Coulter Multisizer 3

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Sediment Analysis Laboratory's Beckman Coulter Multisizer 3 (USGS laboratory equipment number WH-SED-BeckmanCoulter-Multisizer1).

Photograph of Rigaku Miniflex 600
April 1, 2021

Woods Hole Sediment Analysis Lab's Rigaku Miniflex 600

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Sediment Analysis Laboratory's Rigaku Miniflex 600 (USGS laboratory equipment number WH-SED-Rigaku-Miniflex1).

Seafloor tripod equipped with oceanographic equipment
March 31, 2021

Seafloor tripod equipped with oceanographic equipment

Seafloor tripod equipped with oceanographic equipment to be deployed offshore of Sandwich, MA , March 2021

Photograph of USGS field technicians managing equipment on the beach
March 31, 2021

High Tech Beach Day

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center technicians programming remote field camera installations on Marconi Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore.

Jin-Si Over conducting elevation survey on the beach
March 23, 2021

Jin-Si Over Conducting Elevation Survey

Jin-Si Over conducting an elevation survey at Head of the Meadow Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts.

Two gray cylinders with chemical symbols next to a large metal cylinder labeled 'Nitrogen'
March 11, 2021

Gamma detectors at the St. Petersburg Coastal & Marine Science Center

Radioactive isotopes are common in nature and emit particles that can be detected, quantified, and used to characterize environmental processes. The SPCMSC alpha and gamma spectroscopy labs utilize anthropogenic and naturally-occurring radionuclides in estuarine, wetland, lacustrine sediments to determine spatial and temporal sediment deposition, facilitate

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An aerial view of several thin, sandy barrier islands lining a populated coastline behind an embayment
March 9, 2021

Aerial view of northern Pinellas County barrier islands

Barrier islands off the coast of northern Pinellas County, Florida including Anclote Key, Three Rooker Island, and the northern tip of Honeymoon Island. These barriers protect a highly populated coastline. 

Beach ridges at Caladesi Island, FL
March 5, 2021

Succession of beach ridges, Caladesi Island, Gulf of Mexico coast, FL

Mendenhall postdoctoral fellow Daniel Ciarletta captured this view of the modern beach ridge system at Caladesi Island, along the Gulf coast of central Florida. Ciarletta and colleagues are studying the island as part of a project to explore barrier island response to long-term changes in sediment availability.

Photograph looking at a sandy beach with waves lapping the shoreline.
March 5, 2021

Marconi Beach shoreline

Two video cameras are mounted on a bluff above Marconi Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet, MA. Every half hour during daylight hours, the video camera collects imagery for 10 minutes and processes it. This is the snapshot image, like a photo, taken at the beginning of the 10-minute window and looking northeast. [

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A man holds a round, yellow object with a cord in front of a brick building
March 1, 2021

Dr. Mark Buckley holds a buoy used to collect oceanographic data

Dr. Mark Buckley of the USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center holds a new Sofar Smart Mooring and Spotter Buoy that will be used to deliver high-fidelity, real-time wave, water level, and wind data. These data will be used to validate and improve the

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