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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-...

Date published: August 22, 2019

USGS scientists participate and accept leadership roles during Coral Disease Technical Workshop

During the annual multi-agency Coral Disease Technical Workshop, which convened to review the status of the Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) outbreak in Florida and determine key goals for research and intervention activities for the coming year, USGS scientists actively participated and took on leadership roles.

Date published: August 22, 2019

CMHRP Lidar Coordinator and FCMaP Co-Chair will co-host and present at the 2019 Panhandle of Florida Seafloor Mapping Prioritization Workshop 

Xan Fredericks, Lidar Coordinator for the Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program and the USGS Co-Chair for the Florida Coastal Mapping Program, will co-host the 2019 Panhandle of Florida Seafloor Mapping Prioritization Workshop on Wednesday, August 28th in Pensacola, Florida. Additionally, she will be presenting "Using the Prioritization Tool: An Agency Perspective" during the...

Date published: August 15, 2019

CMHRP Lidar Coordinator/NGP Associate National Map Liaison invited as Keynote Speaker at the 2019 South Florida GIS Expo

Xan Fredericks, Lidar Coordinator for the Coastal-Marine Hazards and Resources Program and Associate National Map Liaison to Florida, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands for the National Geospatial Program (NGP), has been invited by the Palm Beach Countywide GIS Forum to be the Keynote Speaker for the 2019 South Florida GIS Expo.

Date published: August 14, 2019

Coastal erosion researcher quoted in news coverage of fatal California cliff collapse

USGS researcher quoted in major news stories about the August 2 coastal cliff collapse that killed three people on a beach in Encinitas, California