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Date published: March 21, 2019

USGS Research Oceanographer receives international award

Lauren Toth (Research Oceanographer, SPCMSC) was awarded the International Coral Reef Society’s Young Scientist award in recognition of an exceptional series of publications.

Date published: March 13, 2019

New US Geological Survey-led Research Helps California Coastal Managers Prioritize Planning and Mitigation Efforts Due to Rising Seas and Storms

New U.S. Geological Survey-led coastal modeling research presents state, federal, and commercial entities with varying storm and sea level-rise scenarios to assist with planning for future infrastructure and mitigation needs along the California coast. 

Date published: March 1, 2019

Oceanographer presents USGS coastal-flood-forecasting tool

Oceanographer Juliette Finzi Hart of the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center was invited by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) to provide an overview of the USGS Coastal Storm Modeling System (CoSMoS) at...

Date published: March 1, 2019

USGS geologist discusses erosion at Fort Funston for ABC7 News segment on landslide fatality

On Monday, February 25, 2019, research geologist Jonathan Warrick of the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center spoke with ABC7 News about a February 22 landslide that injured one woman and buried another at San Francisco’s Fort Funston beach.

Date published: February 28, 2019

USGS SPCMSC staff participate in the Tools Showcase at Coastal GeoTools Conference 2019

Xan Fredericks (USGS SPCMSC), Heather Schreppel (Cherokee Nation Technologies), and Kara Doran (USGS SPCMSC) participated in the Tools Showcase at the Coastal GeoTools 2019 conference in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, February 11th–14th.

Date published: February 28, 2019

USGS scientists publish results from a long-term study of Globigerinoides ruber in the Gulf of Mexico, aiding in reconstruction of past climatic conditions

The planktic foraminifer, Globigerinoides ruber, is the most widely used proxy recorder for reconstructing past temperature and salinity in the low to mid-latitude oceans.

Date published: February 27, 2019

Marine geologic maps of the inner continental shelf of Massachusetts, where science meets art

Marine geologic maps of the inner continental shelf of Massachusetts, where science, scientists, and art come together to create visually appealing interpretive maps that are critical to aid statewide efforts to inventory and manage coastal and marine resources.

 

 

Date published: February 27, 2019

The interaction of climate change and methane hydrates is one of the Reviews of Geophysics' top rated articles!

According to Reviews of Geophysics this work received some of the highest count of citations amongst articles published between January 2017 and December 2018.

Date published: February 7, 2019

New Products Provide an Interactive Guide to Global and Regional Sea Level Rise Scenarios for the United States

A geo-narrative and accompanying data viewer provide users a new way to visualize 2017 sea-level rise scenarios originally generated for the National Climate Assessment (NCA).

Date published: December 19, 2018

Scientists to Attend "Reef Futures 2018" Symposium on Reef Restoration

Research Marine Biologist Ilsa Kuffner, Research Oceanographer Lauren Toth, and Oceanographer Anastasios Stathakopoulos will travel to Key Largo, FL, December 10 to 14 to attend "Reef Futures 2018: A Coral Restoration and Intervention-Science Symposium."