Mapping, Remote Sensing, and Geospatial Data

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Date published: September 9, 2020
Status: Active

Reef Hydrodynamics and Sediment Processes

We are conducting geophysical and geochemical research to address questions about coastal groundwater-to-reef flow and coral reef health, with the goal of informing management decisions related to planning and implementing activities in priority watershed-coral reef systems.

Date published: September 9, 2020
Status: Active

Role of Reefs in Coastal Protection

We are combining ocean, engineering, ecologic, social, and economic modeling to provide a high-resolution, rigorous, spatially-explicit valuation of the coastal flood protection benefits provided by coral reefs and the cost effectiveness of reef restoration for enhancing those benefits.

Date published: September 9, 2020
Status: Active

Reef Resource Assessments - Planning for the Future

We are mapping and assessing all of the important geologic and oceanographic factors to identify those coral reefs most at risk and those reefs that are potentially the most resilient and the most likely to recover from natural and human-driven impacts.

Date published: September 3, 2020
Status: Active

Southwestern Willow Flycatcher Habitat Viewer

For planning and management purposes, agencies require a web application that can locate, map, and monitor Southwestern Willow Flycatcher (flycatcher) breeding habitat across its range. The Habitat Viewer can identify potential flycatcher habitat and monitor changes caused by stressors, such as beetles, fire or drought.

Contacts: James Hatten, Kai Caraher
Date published: August 31, 2020
Status: Active

California Seafloor Mapping Program

The California Seafloor Mapping Program (CSMP) is a cooperative program to create a comprehensive coastal/marine geologic and habitat base map series for all of California's State waters. The California Ocean Protection Council (COPC) authorized funds to establish the CSMP in 2007 and assembled a team of experts from state and federal agencies, academia, and private industry to develop the...

Date published: August 25, 2020
Status: Active

PCMSC MarFac Field Equipment and Capabilities

Learn about the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center field equipment

Date published: August 25, 2020
Status: Active

SQUID-5 camera system

The SQUID-5 is a Structure-from-Motion Quantitative Underwater Imaging Device with 5 cameras.

Date published: August 20, 2020
Status: Active

Geophysics of the Midcontinent Rift Region

The Midcontinent Rift system and surrounding Precambrian rocks are known to host highly significant mineral resources. Our project objectives are to increase understanding of this system through the integration of new and legacy geophysical data with geochemical and borehole data, map the lithology and structure of PreCambrian rocks, and develop an integrated 3D geologic model of the region....

Date published: August 20, 2020
Status: Completed

2019 Geophysical surveys and sediment coring in southern Cascadia (northern California)

Objectives: The sediment sampling and geophysical surveys were designed to address questions regarding tectonic activity and sediment dispersal patterns across the margin. Survey tracks and sampling sites were targeted to investigate the Eel River forearc basin sedimentation history and the sources and pathways of sediment gravity flows, both of which provide context for...

Contacts: Jenna C Hill
Date published: August 20, 2020
Status: Active

Spectroscopy and Hyperspectral Imaging of Critical Mineral Resources

Our project will characterize the primary critical minerals (minerals that contain critical elements in their base structure) that are not yet in the USGS Spectral Library. We propose to increase understanding of the spectral indicators of critical minerals using lab-based studies of hand specimens and drill core, hyperspectral field...

Date published: August 19, 2020
Status: Completed

2019 Lake Ozette

Objectives: Conduct surveys to reconstruct the timing of large earthquakes in northern Cascadia from earthquake-triggered landslide deposits in Lake Ozette, WA.

These surveys are part of the USGS project, “Cascadia Subduction Zone Marine Geohazards.”

Contacts: Danny Brothers