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Date published: February 5, 2020
Status: Active

Coral Reef Project

Explore the fascinating undersea world of coral reefs. Learn how we map, monitor, and model coral reefs so we can better understand, protect, and preserve our Nation's reefs.

Date published: February 4, 2020
Status: Active

Regional Science Portal

Welcome to the Regional Science Portal. On this site, you will find the scientific research, data, and information USGS has completed for this Region. For a geospatial view of the projects, please click the map to the right to see a larger interactive view to the areas USGS has studied in detail. Each of the tabs below lists all of the completed product offerings the USGS has completed for the...

Date published: January 30, 2020
Status: Active

Using Video Imagery to Study Wave Dynamics: Unalakleet

Two video cameras overlook the coast from atop a windmill tower in Unalakleet, Alaska where they look westward over Norton Sound.

Date published: January 30, 2020
Status: Active

Using Video Imagery to Study Coastal Change: Whidbey Island

From May of 2018 through November of 2019, USGS scientists collected imagery from video cameras overlooking the coast along a beach on Whidbey Island, Island County at the northern boundary of Puget Sound in western Washington.

    Contacts: Eric Grossman
    Date published: January 29, 2020
    Status: Active

    Remote Sensing Coastal Change

    We use remote-sensing technologies—such as aerial photography, satellite imagery, and lidar (laser-based surveying)—to measure coastal change along U.S. shorelines.

    Date published: January 22, 2020
    Status: Active

    Forest Canopy Gap Dynamics: Quantifying Forest Gaps and Understanding Gap-level Forest Regeneration

    Floodplain forest is a major and critical component of the Upper Mississippi River System (UMRS). The current and future condition of floodplain forest on the UMRS is receiving increased attention from managers as the forest appears to be declining and not regenerating. A primary concern is invasive reed canarygrass (Phalaris arundinacea), Dutch elm disease (Ophiostoma ulmi...

    Date published: January 22, 2020
    Status: Active

    Tracking Data for Tundra Swans (Cygnus columbianus)

    Available here are tracking data of Tundra Swans, a species that nests in coastal areas throughout Alaska and winters across a broad area of North America from the Pacific to Atlantic coasts. These data were collected to better understand the timing and patterns of migratory movements and seasonal use of habitats in breeding, wintering, and migratory areas of North America.

    Date published: January 21, 2020
    Status: Active

    The Value of U.S. Coral Reefs for Risk Reduction

    Summary of the report, “Rigorously valuing the role of U.S. coral reefs in coastal hazard risk reduction”

      Contacts: Curt Storlazzi, PhD, Michael Beck
      Date published: December 31, 2019
      Status: Active

      California Seafloor Mapping Program mapping progress

      Table shows USGS California Seafloor Mapping Program progress by block number, as of August 2019.

      Date published: December 13, 2019
      Status: Active

      Using Video Imagery to Study Head of the Meadow Beach

      Two video cameras are mounted on a bluff near Head of the Meadow Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore, North Truro, MA. One camera looks alongshore toward the north-northeast, and the second looks directly offshore (northeast). The cameras are part of a U.S. Geological Survey research project to study the beach and nearshore environment shared by beachgoers, shorebirds, seals, and sharks. The...

      Date published: December 5, 2019
      Status: Active

      Webinar: A Coastal Hazard Assessment with High-Resolution Data: A Pacific Island Case Study

      View this webinar to learn how Pacific Islands CASC supported researchers are using high resolution data to assess the Pacific Islands vulnerability to coastal hazards.

      Date published: December 3, 2019
      Status: Active

      Tracking Data for Yellow-billed Loons (Gavia adamsii)

      Available here are tracking data of Yellow-billed loons, a species that breeds in coastal areas of western and northern Alaska and adjacent regions of Russia and Canada.  This species winters along the Pacific coasts of North America and Eurasia. These data were collected to better understand the patterns of migratory movements and seasonal use of different regions of Alaska