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Date published: May 1, 2019

After Hurricane Devastation, Sea Turtle Scientists Rebound, Help Rebuild

Seven months after their home base in the Florida Panhandle was demolished by Hurricane Michael, U.S. Geological Survey sea turtle researchers are headed back into the field on May 1, the start of nesting season for Florida's sea turtles.

Date published: November 13, 2018

How Hurricanes Michael, Florence May Have Spread Nonnative Species

USGS’ preliminary storm trackers show potential for subtle damage in natural areas

Date published: October 18, 2018

Before and After: Coastal Change Caused by Hurricane Michael

To learn more about USGS’ role providing science to decision makers before, during and after Hurricane Michael, visit the USGS Hurricane Michael page at


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Year Published: 2021

Labeling poststorm coastal imagery for machine learning: Measurement of interrater agreement

Classifying images using supervised machine learning (ML) relies on labeled training data—classes or text descriptions, for example, associated with each image. Data-driven models are only as good as the data used for training, and this points to the importance of high-quality labeled data for developing a ML model that has predictive skill....

Goldstein, Evan B.; Buscombe, Daniel D.; Lazarus, Eli D.; Mohanty, Somya; Rafique, Shah N.; Anarde, K A; Ashton, Andrew D; Beuzen, Tomas; Castagno, Katherine A.; Cohn, Nicholas; Conlin, Matthew P.; Ellenson, Ashley; Gillen, Megan; Hovenga, Paige A.; Over, Jin-Si R.; Palermo, Rose V.; Ratlif, Katherine; Reeves, Ian R; Sanborn, Lily H.; Straub, Jessamin A.; Taylor, Luke A.; Wallace, Elizabeth J.; Warrick, Jonathan; Wernette, Phillipe Alan; Williams, Hannah E