Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program


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Date published: April 8, 2021

Regional Habitat Differences Identified for Threatened Piping Plovers on Atlantic Coast

Piping plovers, charismatic shorebirds that nest and feed on many Atlantic Coast beaches, rely on different kinds of coastal habitats in different regions along the Atlantic Coast, according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

March 31, 2021

Sound Waves Newsletter - December 2020-March 2021

Read about the challenges of conducting research during a pandemic, how USGS scientists conducted a nationwide assessment of salt marsh vulnerability, and more, in this December 2020-March 2021 issue of Sound Waves.

Date published: March 31, 2021

News Briefs - December 2020-March 2021

Coastal and marine news highlights from across the USGS

Date published: March 31, 2021

Tracking Elusive Male Sea Turtles with Satellites

Through satellite telemetry, researchers have discovered patterns of migratory behavior of long-lived imperiled marine reptiles.

Date published: March 31, 2021

Overcoming research challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic

The USGS Mendenhall Research Fellowship Program is a prestigious opportunity for early career geoscientists to enhance their scientific stature and credentials. The fellowships are limited to a two-year appointment, making them time-sensitive by nature. While this is typically adequate time to complete their research, a global pandemic has posed new challenges for Mendenhall fellows at USGS....

Date published: March 31, 2021

Providing Guidance and Hope for Coral Restoration Efforts

Coral reefs are suffering due to multiple stressors in our changing world, but there is hope for recovery. New USGS science can help guide the way to restoration success.

March 26, 2021

Natural Hazards Newsletter - Vol. 2 | Issue Spring 2021

In this issue: When will Mauna Loa next Erupt?, ShakeOut rollout to the Pacific Northwest, Big Sur Landslides, new storymaps for earthquakes and wildfire science, expanding coverage of the "Total Water Level and Coastal Change Forecast" tools, New Reducing Risk 2021 projects, and more.

Date published: March 25, 2021

Davina Passeri will participate in virtual science panel for art exhibit on “Expanding Waters”

Davina Passeri, Research Oceanographer at the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, has been invited to participate in a virtual panel discussion as part of an art exhibit in Pinellas County called “Expanding Waters” which describes the current state of our waters.

Date published: March 24, 2021

Bringing USGS Science Expertise Together for Natural Hazards in Big Sur, CA

Recent landslide activity along California’s Pacific coast in the region known as Big Sur has provided graphic examples of the power and impacts of natural hazard events.

Date published: March 23, 2021

Researcher Spotlight: Jin-Si Over

In celebration of Women’s History Month, we are highlighting Jin-Si Over - an intelligent, effervescent, and downright awesome geographer with the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center. 


Date published: March 23, 2021

CONNECT! Natural Hazards Mission Area Facebook Account Exceeds 20K Followers, and New @USGS_Quakes Twitter Account Now Has More Than 200K Followers

Through coordinated communication activities, the Natural Hazards Mission Area is committed to sharing news and science with broad audiences. Social media is an important part of this communications portfolio.