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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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.

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.

August 18, 2019

Time-lapse video of bluff erosion on Barter Island, Alaska

Recorded June 1, 2019 - August 18, 2019: Video shows a series of photos taken every hour during daylight hours in the summer of 2019. The camera looks westward along the coastal bluffs of Barter Island, located on Alaska’s North Slope. A pole on the bluff, visible in the first half of the video, once supported another video camera that was aimed at the

Sunset in Cape Cod Bay
August 14, 2019

Sunset in Cape Cod Bay

Sunset photo taken during Cape Cod Bay sea-floor mapping 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.