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Date published: September 18, 2019

SPCMSC researcher invited to speak at Queen’s University Beaty Water Research Centre Seminar Series in Canada

SPCMSC researcher Davina Passeri presented her research on integrated modeling of coastal processes in a changing environment at the Queen’s University Beaty Water Research Centre Seminar Series in Kingston, Canada.

Date published: September 11, 2019

USGS Research Microbiologist receives national service award

Christina Kellogg (Research Microbiologist, SPCMSC) was awarded the 2020 American Society for Microbiology’s Award for Service in recognition of outstanding contributions through service to the microbiological community.

Date published: September 11, 2019

Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program (CMHRP) Lidar Coordinator/National Geospatial Program (NGP) Associate National Map Liaison invited as Keynote Speaker at the 2019 Central Florida Geographic Information System (GIS) Workshop

Xan Fredericks, Lidar Coordinator for the CMHRP and Associate National Map Liaison to Florida, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands for the NGP, has been invited by The Central Florida GIS Workshop, Inc. to be the Keynote Speaker for the 2019 Central Florida GIS Workshop. 

Date published: September 11, 2019

USGS Researchers will travel to Patchogue, NY, to meet with Superintendent and Staff at Fire Island National Seashore

SPCMSC Research Geologists Jennifer Miselis and Daniel Ciarletta and Research Oceanographers Timothy Nelson and Sara Zeigler will travel to the National Park Service (NPS) Fire Island National Seashore (FIIS) office in Patchogue, NY, to meet with the new Superintendent, Alexcy Romero, and his staff. 

Date published: September 10, 2019

USGS Estimates 53.8 Trillion Cubic Feet of Natural Gas Hydrate Resources in the Alaska North Slope

Access to 3D seismic mapping, along with a greater understanding of gas hydrate reservoir properties, yields estimates that are more precise.

Date published: September 6, 2019

Dorian Will Likely Cause Some Erosion to Va., Md. Beaches

To learn more about USGS’ role providing science to decision makers before, during and after Hurricane Dorian, visit the USGS Hurricane Dorian page at www.usgs.gov/dorian.

Date published: September 5, 2019

USGS Scientists Document Hurricane Dorian’s Impacts

Editor’s Note: This story was revised Sept. 10, 2019 to include the later phases of USGS’ response to Hurricane Dorian.

To learn more about USGS’ role providing science to decision makers before, during and after Hurricane Dorian, visit the USGS Hurricane Dorian page at www.usgs.gov/dorian.

Date published: September 5, 2019

St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center Scientists give interviews about Hurricane Dorian’s coastal impacts

Oceanographer Kara Doran was interviewed by Spectrum Bay News 9 about Hurricane Dorian’s impact on Florida beaches and the use of the USGS Coastal Change Hazards Portal and Total Water Level (TWL) viewer. Research Graduate Assistant Legna Torres-Garcia gave an interview with CNNE (CNN Español) about potential beach erosion and the USGS Coastal Change Hazards forecast.

Date published: September 2, 2019

Dorian Likely to Cause Significant Beach Erosion from Fla. to N.C.

To learn more about USGS’ role providing science to decision makers before, during and after Hurricane Dorian, visit the USGS Hurricane Dorian page at www.usgs.gov/dorian.

Editor’s note: This story was update September 4 at 2 p.m. with new forecast numbers from the USGS Coastal Change Hazard forecast. For the latest information, visit the USGS Coastal Change Hazards portal.

Date published: September 1, 2019

Storm surge and high waves are likely to cause beach erosion along nearly 80% of sandy beaches and overwash about 50% of the dunes from Florida through North Carolina

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

Date published: August 27, 2019

Arctic Ocean Historical Data Rescue

Measurements collected on Fletcher's Ice Island,  a scientific drift station in the western Arctic Ocean, half a century ago were published for the first time this summer. The study released 10 July in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, is the first in-...