Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program


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Date published: July 14, 2020

Coastal Change Hazards addresses the needs of our Nation’s coastlines

The USGS formally announces the establishment of a program focus on Coastal Change Hazards to coordinate research and tools needed to respond to challenges related to risks and hazards along our Nation's coastlines. 

Date published: July 13, 2020

Our Nation’s Coasts – Take a Tour

The USGS  is excited to present a series of Coastal Change Hazards geonarratives that will take you on a journey to learn more about coastal change and the related research we conduct across our Nation’s coasts.  

Date published: July 9, 2020

International science outreach: Invited deep-sea presentation to UK

SPCMSC Research Microbiologist Christina Kellogg has been invited to give a presentation about the Microbial Ecology of Deep-Sea Corals to the University of the Third Age (U3A) Science & Technology group in Devon, United Kingdom, as part of their seminar series on July 22, 2020.

Date published: July 1, 2020

Lunch & Learn: Estuarine Shoreline Change Analysis

USGS Research Ecologist, Kathryn Smith, and CNT Researcher, Joseph Terrano, have been invited to present their estuarine shoreline change analysis research at the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (GBNERR) Lunch & Learn webinar series, which will be held online on July 22nd, 2020.

Date published: June 30, 2020

A True Gentleman and World-Class Geoscientist: Monty Allen Hampton, 1941–2019

Modified from the Half Moon Bay Review obituary and expanded with text from email tributes sent by Monty’s colleagues.

Date published: June 22, 2020

Earthquakes, Landslides, and Tsunamis: Mapping Geohazards in the Cascadia Subduction Zone

The geologic research and mapping in the offshore areas is foundational to understanding how to manage resources and improve public safety in subduction zone areas.

Date published: June 22, 2020

Special Issue of Sound Waves Focuses on Deep-Sea Research

2019 was a big year for deep-sea expeditions, and USGS was pleased to be a partner supporting our Nation in advancing our knowledge about these remote and unexplored areas of the Earth. In honor of National Ocean Month, we highlight USGS research from the deep sea.

Date published: June 22, 2020

Windows to the Deep 2019 - Exploring Deep Sea Habitats of the Southeastern U.S.

From May 30 through July 12, 2019, USGS joined NOAA and partners on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to collect critical baseline information about unknown and poorly understood deep-water areas of the southeastern United States.

Date published: June 22, 2020

Seafloor Methane Seeps at the Edge of Hydrate Stability

In June 2019, USGS scientists led a 22-day deep-sea research expedition aboard the R/V Falkor to examine methane seep dynamics and processes along the Cascadia Margin offshore of Washington and Oregon.

Date published: June 22, 2020

EXPRESS: Expanding Pacific Research and Exploration of Submerged Systems - Interagency Collaborative Efforts Explore Deep Ocean Areas

As state and national interest in offshore renewable energy development and substantial commercial and recreational fishing activities grows, managing offshore habitats becomes increasingly challenging. In response, USGS and BOEM have joined NOAA and several non-Federal partners to initiate...

Date published: June 22, 2020

Scientists Map Tectonic Structure Below the Seafloor of Puerto Rico

The USGS is working to identify and map faults in southern Puerto Rico, to estimate the location and magnitude of potential earthquakes.