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Date published: July 12, 2019

USGS: Barry's waves, surge to affect beaches in four Gulf Coast states

Though Louisiana landfall is likely, highest waves expected to strike east of the storm

Date published: July 11, 2019

Waves and surge from Tropical Storm Barry will impact Gulf Coast beaches

To better understand storm impacts on the coast, the USGS National Assessment of Storm-Induced Coastal Change Hazards group is responding to Tropical Storm Barry.

Date published: July 3, 2019

Optimizing the Intern Experience: A Woods Hole Workshop

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center staff, including Center Chief, Rob Thieler, and Woods Hole Diversity Committee Member and Research Geologist, Ben Gutierrez, participated in the 2019 NSF sponsored diversity conference, Optimizing the Research Intern Experience to Build Inclusion and Diversity in the Geosciences Workforce.  

Date published: July 2, 2019

Coastal and Marine Science of the U.S. Geological Survey in Woods Hole, Massachusetts

The Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center’s new General Information Product (GIP) provides an overview of our research focus areas, highlights various models, partnerships, and capabilities, and includes intriguing research photos. Written and designed with a general audience in mind, the GIP will increase awareness and understanding of what we do.

Date published: July 1, 2019

Maui-area coral reefs described in detail, including threats

A new USGS Open-File Report describes the coral reefs of Maui, Moloka‘i, Lānaʻi, and Kahoʻolawe in detail, including location, extent, coral cover, and connectivity.

Date published: June 30, 2019

Bringing the Lab to the Field

Usually when scientists do research, they go into the field, take samples, then bring them back to the lab. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill research engineer Howard Mendlovitz, working with Professor Chris Martens wants to reverse that.

Date published: June 28, 2019

Mapping by Moonlight

How does USGS geologist, Bill Danforth, plan the technological and seafloor mapping path forward during the #HuntingforBubbles cruise along the Cascadia Margin?    

Date published: June 26, 2019

Coral Reef Barriers Provide Flood Protection for More Than 18,000 People and $1.8 Billion Worth of Coastal Infrastructure and Economic Activity Annually

Study helps managers take effective actions to reduce the risk to, and increase the resiliency of, U.S. mainland and U.S. insular coastal communities to flooding and other hazards.

Date published: June 26, 2019

New Tsunami Evidence Along One of Earth’s Largest Faults, the Alaska-Aleutian Megathrust

Recent geological studies of a key section of the Aleutian Island chain of Alaska suggest Aleutian tsunamis may occur more frequently than previously understood.