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Date published: July 31, 2017

Coastal Flooding around the Globe Could Double in Decades

A study released in Scientific Reports indicates that the frequency and severity of coastal flooding around the globe could increase rapidly and double within a few decades, even with only moderate amounts of sea-level rise.

July 31, 2017

Sound Waves Newsletter - June-July 2017

New coastal flooding study released in Scientific Reports, members and staff of the Massachusetts State Senate visited the USGS WHCMSC, Richard Signell and Cassandra Ladino honored with the 2017 CDI Leadership and Innovation Award, new data obtained from the inner continental shelf off the Delmarva Peninsula, and more in this June-July 2017 issue of Sound Waves.

Date published: July 31, 2017

Comprehensive Geologic Mapping of the Inner Continental Shelf off the Delmarva Peninsula

The USGS has collected new geophysical data, seafloor grab samples, and video footage from the inner continental shelf off the Delmarva Peninsula as well as acquired and optimized NOAA and BOEM data.

Date published: July 31, 2017

Research Geologist Jenna Hill Joins the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center 

The USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center welcomes research geologist Jenna Hill.

Date published: July 31, 2017

Cassandra Ladino Receives the 2017 CDI Leadership and Innovation Award

The USGS Community for Data Integration (CDI) honored Cassandra Ladino with the 2017 CDI Leadership and Innovation Award.

Date published: July 31, 2017

Richard Signell Receives the 2017 CDI Leadership and Innovation Award

The USGS Community for Data Integration (CDI) honored Richard Signell with the 2017 CDI Leadership and Innovation Award.

Date published: July 31, 2017

Massachusetts Senate Visits the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center

Members and staff of the Massachusetts State Senate visited the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center with specific requests to discuss economic-development issues around topics including offshore wind energy, sea-level rise impacts, storm preparedness, beach erosion, and wetland loss.

Date published: July 31, 2017

Recent Coastal and Marine Fieldwork - June-July 2017

USGS scientists visited more than 26 locations in the last two months, studying the ocean floor near landslides, collecting coral cores to study land-use changes, comparing airplanes and drones for mapping, and much more.

Date published: July 14, 2017

USGS maps underwater part of Big Sur landslide at Mud Creek

Scientists from the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center mapped the offshore extent of the Mud Creek landslide on California’s Big Sur coast on July 11, 2017.

Date published: July 11, 2017

Huge landslide on California’s Big Sur coast continues to change

The Mud Creek landslide on California’s Big Sur coast keeps eroding.

Date published: June 19, 2017

Preparing for the Storm: Predicting Where Our Coasts Are at Risk

Living in the Outer Banks means living with the power of the sea. Jutting out from North Carolina’s coast into the Atlantic Ocean, this series of sandy barrier islands is particularly vulnerable to damage from major storms. In April 2016, another nor’easter was set to strike, but this time, Dare County officials were approached by their local weather forecaster with a new kind of prediction.