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The 2018 annual report of the U.S. Geological Survey Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center summarizes the work of the center, as well as the work of each of its science groups, highlights accomplishments of 2018, and includes a list of publications published in 2018.


Image of USGS personnel deploying an instrumented bottom lander
Oceanographic equipment, including an instrumented bottom lander are  deployed near Cape Hatteras, NC in 2009 as part a study of the local sediment transport dyanmics.

This product allows readers to gain a general understanding of the focus areas of the center’s scientific research and learn more about specific projects and progress made throughout 2018, all while enjoying applicable photos taken in the field and of various models, maps, and web pages.

Read about Woods Hole's projects, groups, and  2018 accomplishments.

  • Coastal and Shelf Geology
  • Sediment Transport
  • Energy and Geohazards
  • Environmental Geoscience
  • Sea-Floor Mapping
  • Information Science
This animation takes the viewer down the Glen Canyon from Bullfrog Bay to the Rincon, in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. New high resolution multibeam bathymetry collected by the USGS in 2018 shows the submerged portions of Glen Canyon. Brian Andrews, USGS Woods Hole Coast and Marine Science Center (Public domain.)

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