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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Underwater photo of divers wearing oxygen tanks, placing instruments on coral reef.
February 1, 2020

Divers install monitoring instruments on coral reef

Dive operations with National Park Service and the National Park of American Samoa installing tide, wave, temperature, and salinity sensors on the fore reef in NPSA off the south shore of Ofu, Manuʻa.

A man pushes a pole upright into its stabilization frame, surrounded by other equipment and palm trees.
February 1, 2020

Installing a thermal imaging system

USGS scientists install a thermal imaging system in the National Park of American Samoa off the south shore of Ofu, Manua. The system detects temperature variations, like a colder freshwater plume that emanates from the shore.

the entrance to the Buzzards Bay entrance to the Cape Cod Canal.
January 17, 2020

Buzzards Bay Entrance to the Cape Cod Canal

This image created using the Continuous Bathymetry and Elevation Models of the Massachusetts Coastal Zone and Continental Shelf, shows the entrance to the Buzzards Bay entrance to the Cape Cod Canal.

Illustration of a bay and delta region with different colors to depict varying depths of water.
January 17, 2020

Bathymetric map of the northern portion of San Francisco Bay (MLLW)

Digital elevation model (DEM) of northern San Francisco Bay, California, created using bathymetry data collected between 1999 and 2016 (MLLW)

the three-dimensional perspective view of the Elizabeth Islands in the center of the image. Buzzards Bay is to the left (north)
January 17, 2020

Elizabeth Islands, Massachusetts

This image created using the Continuous Bathymetry and Elevation Models of the Massachusetts Coastal Zone and Continental Shelf, shows the three-dimensional perspective view of the Elizabeth Islands in the center of the image. Buzzards Bay is to the left (north) of the Elizabeth Islands, and Vineyard Sound is to the right (south). View is from the Southeast looking to the

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Salem and Marblehead in the middle of the image and Rocky Neck in the upper middle.
January 17, 2020

Salem and Marblehead, Massachusetts

This image created using the Continuous Bathymetry and Elevation Models of the Massachusetts Coastal Zone and Continental Shelf, shows Salem and Marblehead in the middle of the image and Rocky Neck in the upper middle.

three-dimensional perspective view of Nantucket Island, MA looking from the Southeast to the Northwest.
January 17, 2020

Nantucket, Massachusetts

This image created using the Continuous Bathymetry and Elevation Models of the Massachusetts Coastal Zone and Continental Shelf, shows the three-dimensional perspective view of Nantucket Island, MA looking from the Southeast to the Northwest.

mouth of the Merrimack River, Plum Island and the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge.
January 3, 2020

Merrimack River, Plum Island, and Parker River Wildlife Refuge

This image created using the Continuous Bathymetry and Elevation Models of the Massachusetts Coastal Zone and Continental Shelf, shows the mouth of the Merrimack River, Plum Island and the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge.

Provincetown, MA and the northern section of the Cape Cod National Seashore.
January 3, 2020

Provincetown, MA

This image was created using the Continuous Bathymetry and Elevation Models of the Massachusetts Coastal Zone and Continental Shelf, shows Provincetown, MA and the northern section of the Cape Cod National Seashore.

Elizabeth Islands, Vineyard Sound, and Martha’s Vineyard.
January 3, 2020

Elizabeth Islands, Vineyard Sound, and Martha’s Vineyard.

This image created using the Continuous Bathymetry and Elevation Models of the Massachusetts Coastal Zone and Continental Shelf, shows the Elizabeth Islands, Vineyard Sound, and Martha’s Vineyard.

Aerial imagery of a peninsula are marked to show different data about each island's coast.
January 1, 2020

Florida Coral Reefs and Coastal Hazard Risk Reduction

Rigorously Valuing the Role of Florida’s Coral Reefs in Coastal Hazard Risk Reduction

Estimated Annual Benefits

Maps of Florida showing the distribution of the value of averted direct building damages, indirect economic activity losses, and population annually protected from flooding by coral reefs. Results at 10 m2 resolution are aggregated into

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Aerial imagery of islands is marked to show different data about each island's coast.
January 1, 2020

Hawaiʻi Coral Reefs and Coastal Hazard Risk Reduction

Rigorously Valuing the Role of Hawaiʻi’s Coral Reefs in Coastal Hazard Risk Reduction

Estimated Annual Benefits

Maps of Hawaiʻi showing the distribution of the value of averted direct building damages, indirect economic activity losses, and population annually protected from flooding by coral reefs. Results at 10 m2 resolution are aggregated into

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