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Date published: January 14, 2021

CMHRP Lidar Coordinator/National Geospatial Program Associate National Map Liaison invited as Keynote speaker for the Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors 2021 Winter Meeting

Xan Fredericks, Lidar Coordinator for the Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program (CMHRP) and Associate National Map Liaison to Florida, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands for the National Geospatial Program, has been invited by MAPPS to provide the Keynote during their 2021 Winter Meeting.

Date published: January 13, 2021

Groundwater discharge impacts marine isotope budgets.

Groundwater is an important pathway for materials to flow from land to sea. This is particularly true for materials that are concentrated in groundwater due to chemical interactions between water and aquifer rocks as groundwater flows to the coast. 

Date published: January 13, 2021

Geologic Origins: Tracking geologic change along Cape Cod

Rob Thieler, Center Chief of the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, contributed to the January 8, 2021 article, Cape Cod: Shipwrecks, Dune Shacks, and Shifting Sands. Living in Geologic Time: How long will the cape keep its fist raised against the waves?  in Eos; Science News by AGU.  

Date published: December 17, 2020

SPCMSC Research Oceanographer, Meg Palmsten, and SPCMSC Oceanographer, Kara Doran, interviewed for a documentary film

On December 11, Meg Palmsten and Kara Doran were interviewed in person at Madeira Beach and Fort Desoto Park in Pinellas County, Florida, following USGS COVID-19 protocols. Filmmaker Dave Santillo from TerraTrek focused the interview on coastal change hazards and storm impacts research that the USGS and St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center has been leading.

December 8, 2020

Natural Hazards Newsletter - Inaugural Issue - Vol. 1 | Issue 2021-Winter

We introduce the USGS Natural Hazards newsletter. In this issue: A new geonarrative about the 2019 Ridgecrest earthquake, Potential landslide in Alaska, Subduction Zone Science, Post-wildfire debris flow assessments, new @USGS_Quakes Twitter account, Mapping faults in Puerto Rico, Coastal Change Top Story, Photo Round Up and more!

Date published: December 3, 2020

SPCMSC Research Oceanographer wins Project-of-the-Year for Munitions Response from the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program

SPCMSC Research Oceanographer Meg Palmsten was awarded the project-of-the-year for Munitions Response from the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP) at the 2020 SERDP Symposium, held virtually on November 30, 2020. 

November 30, 2020

Sound Waves Newsletter - October-November 2020

We learn about mapping the Alaska coastline, meet some of our women scientists, and learn how we are connecting with students in a virtual world in this October-November 2020 issue of Sound Waves.

Date published: November 30, 2020

Recent Coastal and Marine Fieldwork - October-November 2020

Learn more about the recent field activities completed by scientists in the Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program at the USGS, and explore the Science Projects that guide this fieldwork.

Date published: November 30, 2020

Coastal Change Mapping and Research in Alaska

USGS studies coastal change along Alaska’s 66,000 miles of complex coastline - which stands as a tremendous resource to the Nation.

Date published: November 30, 2020

News Briefs - October-November 2020

Coastal and marine news highlights from across the USGS

    Date published: November 30, 2020

    Rapid-response seismic reflection survey to identify the fault sources of the southwestern Puerto Rico seismic sequence

    Intense seismic activity started in southwestern Puerto Rico on December 28, 2019 and is continuing to the present time.