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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View from above looking back at a coastal bluff where large sections have collapsed and crumbled onto the beach.
September 30, 2019

Oblique view of Barter Island bluffs

Example of a high-oblique photograph taken with an unmanned aerial system (UAS), or drone, of the coastal bluffs of Barter Island on North Slope of Alaska. The photographs from different time periods can be compared, using a technique called structure-from-motion photogrammetry, to measure changes in the coastal bluffs. This area of Alaska is experiencing very high rates

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View looking at a coastal bluff where a large chunk has collapsed onto the beach.
September 30, 2019

Low-oblique view of Barter Island bluffs

Example of a low-oblique photograph taken with an unmanned aerial system (UAS), or drone, of the coastal bluffs of Barter Island on North Slope of Alaska. The photographs from different time periods can be compared, using a technique called structure-from-motion photogrammetry, to measure changes in the coastal bluffs. This area of Alaska is experiencing very high rates of

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Thermal photograph of a coastal bluff where two people can be seen standing and waving.
September 30, 2019

Thermal photograph of Barter Island bluffs

Example of a thermal photograph of Barter Island's bluffs, on the North Slope of Alaska. Two USGS scientists stand waving on the right side of the photo. Lighter areas are warmer, darker areas are colder. Thermal photography makes it easy to detect areas of permafrost, or the lack thereof.

A person stands on tundra at the edge of a cliff that has gigantic chunks of eroded blocks tumbled down onto the beach.
September 30, 2019

Large blocks of failed coastal bluff on Barter Island

Large blocks of coastal bluff tumble down onto the beach of Barter Island, on the North Slope of Alaska.

A person on a personal watercraft navigates through waters near a coast with low cliffs and hills way off in background.
September 30, 2019

Santa Barbara survey

Goleta Beach in Santa Barbara experienced an unusual storm and large wave event in the Spring of 2014. Gaviota Pier, seen far off in the background, sustained heavy damage as did the restaurants on the pier and nearby. The USGS conducts seasonal surveys throught the year to see how the beaches are changing through time. Here, a USGS scientist navigates a personal

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A Kemp's ridley sea turtle sits on the deck of a boat at night with a radio tag on her back.
September 29, 2019

Finley, a female Kemp's ridley sea turtle

A female Kemp's ridley sea turtle, named Finley, shows off the popoff ADL (orange) and satellite tag (blue).

Photo of Fire Island showing back barrier, dunes, beach, and nearshore environments
September 15, 2019

Photo of Fire Island showing barrier island environments

Photo of Fire Island showing back barrier, dunes, beach, and nearshore environments

Screenshot of the Coastal Change Hazards Portal with probability bands and example photographs for Hurricane Dorian
September 13, 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.

A great white heron standing atop the mangrove roots of Boggy Key, Florida
September 13, 2019

A great white heron standing atop the mangrove roots in Florida

A great white heron standing atop the mangrove roots of Boggy Key, in the upper Florida Keys. This heron has a limited range, which includes the Florida Keys and Everglades National Park. It is rarely seen outside of these areas. 

A map shows islands plotted on a latitude and longitude scale with colors that show varying ocean depth.
September 10, 2019

Overview of Hawaii high-resolution SWAN model grids

Overview of the high-resolution model grids from: “Dynamically downscaled future wave projections from SWAN model results for the main Hawaiian Islands”

Cape Cod coast
September 1, 2019

Aerial photo of Cape Cod coast

Aerial photo of Cape Cod coast taken by the USGS WHCMSC AIM team.