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USGS Remote Sensing Data Tracks Coastal Erosion from California Storms

The USGS has collected and released topographic data that show the erosional effects of the January 2023 storms on the coast for the Santa Cruz region...

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Understanding Extreme Wave Events for Coastal Adaptation

A new study from researchers at the University of Central Florida, USGS, the University of Melbourne, and Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and...

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Can Coastal Habitats Rise to the Challenge? Assessing Sediment Supply at Nisqually River Delta

New, integrated, multidisciplinary studies from USGS and partners characterize the importance of sediment supply to coastal resilience and ecosystem...

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Evaluating Coastal Adaptation Strategies in Southern California

New research couples flood modeling with demographic data to evaluate the effectiveness of various coastal adaptation strategies in reducing flood...

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USGS aids storm response to Extratropical Typhoon Merbok in Alaska

In September 2022, the west coast of Alaska was struck by Extratropical Typhoon Merbok, generating significant storm surge that caused severe flooding...

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SPCMSC Research Oceanographer Meg Palmsten attended the Florida Coastal Resiliency Summit

Research Oceanographer Meg Palmsten represented USGS SPCMSC during a meeting with federal agencies and the State of Florida to discuss overall coastal...

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Coral Reef Restoration For Risk Reduction

A team of collaborators, including USGS, released a new report that outlines how coastal communities can reduce risks from flooding and erosion by...

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Dr. Legna Torres-Garcia discussed coastal erosion hazards in Puerto Rico at the 37th International Conference on Coastal Engineering in Sydney, Australia

Legna traveled to the other side of the globe to discuss, “National Assessment of Hurricane-Induced Coastal Erosion Hazards in Puerto Rico” with an...

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Researchers discuss how differing degrees of coastline engineering at Long Island barrier islands influence their morphologic evolution at City College of New York seminar

SPCMSC Research Geologists Daniel Ciarletta and Emily Wei will present a talk, “Comparing the impacts of framework geology and coastal management on...

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Possible Links Between Ship-Associated Biofilms and Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease

Research Marine Biologist James Evans and Research Microbiologist Christina Kellogg investigated the possible role of biofilms in the spread of stony...

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USGS Coastal Change Research Highlighted in Short Film

A short film features USGS scientists from the Coastal Storm Monitoring System project, or CoSMoS.

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USGS St. Petersburg Scientists Present to Students for the Annual Great American Teach-In

Four scientists at the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center visited 18 classrooms at local schools for the 2022 Great American Teach-In...

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