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Date published: March 29, 2019

Social Media Highlights February-March 2019

We present a selection of recent USGS coastal and marine social media posts.

Date published: March 29, 2019

Recent Publications - February-March 2019

A selection of recent coastal and marine related publications

Date published: March 29, 2019

USGS Uses Drone to Measure Methane Escaping from Arctic Permafrost: Low-Cost Method Fills Gap in Detection Techniques

The USGS has developed a low-cost technique for making detailed measurements of methane escaping from thawing permafrost in coastal Arctic bluffs.

Date published: March 29, 2019

News Briefs - February-March 2019

Coastal and marine news highlights from across the USGS

This article is part of the February-March 2019 edition of the Sound Waves Newsletter

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Date published: March 29, 2019

Rising Seas and Storms Could Seriously Damage California’s Coast within 30 Years

In less than 30 years the combination of sea-level rise plus an extreme storm along California’s coast could flood more than 150,000 residents and impact over $30 billion in property value. By 2100, up to 600,000 people and $150 billion in property could be at risk from coastal flooding.

Date published: March 29, 2019

Predicting Coastal Storm Impacts: 4th COAWST Model Training

The USGS has been leading the development of a Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere-Waves-Sediment Transport (COAWST) Modeling System.

Date published: March 29, 2019

Recent Coastal and Marine Fieldwork - February-March 2019

USGS scientists visited several coastal and offshore locations, looking for polluted sediment in Washington, monitoring beach changes in California, studying dune restoration in New Jersey, and much more. Here’s a quick overview of some recent fieldwork by our researchers.

Date published: March 28, 2019

USGS scientist invited to present at Friends of Pinellas Master Naturalists annual meeting

SPCMSC Oceanographer Kara Doran was invited to be the keynote speaker at the Friends of Pinellas Master Naturalists annual meeting on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at the Bay Pines STEM center in St. Petersburg, FL.

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.