Oceans

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Date published: September 10, 2019
Status: Active

Coral Reef Project: Lānaʻi

Little is actually known about the overall extent, biodiversity, morphology, or health of Lānaʻi’s reef tracks. As part of the USGS Coral Reef Project, the USGS collected high-resolution swath bathymetry data and underwater video and photography in early 2013 in order to develop high-resolution seafloor habitat and...

Date published: September 10, 2019
Status: Active

Coral Reef Project: Kahoʻolawe

As part of the USGS Coral Reef Project, the USGS is trying to better understand how nearshore processes impact the deeper, scattered coral reef communities of Kahoʻolawe.

Date published: September 4, 2019
Status: Active

DISCOVRE Research Expeditions

The DISCOVRE program involves expeditions around the world to collect the necessary data to better understand deep-sea ecosystems.

Date published: August 30, 2019
Status: Active

DISCOVRE: Diversity, Systematics and Connectivity of Vulnerable Reef Ecosystems

DISCOVRE (DIversity, Systematics and COnnectivity of Vulnerable Reef Ecosystems) is an integrated, multidisciplinary, international effort investigating the unique and fragile deep-sea coral environments from the microscopic level to the ecosystem level. 

Date published: August 23, 2019
Status: Active

Coral Reef Project: Puerto Rico

To better understand how waves move across coral reefs and cause flooding on tropical shorelines, USGS scientists have installed video cameras and oceanographic instruments off San Juan and Rincón, Puerto Rico. Their work is part of a study funded by USGS after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The offshore instruments measure wave heights and speeds; the onshore video cameras show where waves break...

Date published: July 26, 2019
Status: Active

CoSMoS 2.0: North-central California (outer coast)

Our Coast, Our Future (OCOF) is a collaborative, user-driven project providing science-based decision-support tools to help coastal planners and emergency responders understand, visualize, and anticipate local impacts from sea-level rise (SLR) and storms...

Date published: July 22, 2019
Status: Completed

Using Video Imagery to Study Wave Dynamics: Isla Verde

USGS scientists installed video cameras atop a building and oceanographic instruments off San Juan, Puerto Rico, to better understand how waves move across coral reefs and cause flooding on tropical shorelines.

Date published: July 15, 2019
Status: Active

Mapping Coral Reefs

This study is part of the USGS Coral Reef Project.

Date published: July 15, 2019
Status: Active

Coral Reef Project: Tutuila

As part of the USGS Coral Reef Project, the USGS is working on Tutuila with its partners: 1.) in Faga’alu Bay to better understand the impacts of land-based pollutants on the coral reefs, and 2.) on the north coast to help determine the effects of circulation on nearshore waters.

Date published: July 15, 2019
Status: Active

Coral Reef Project: Guam

As part of the USGS Coral Reef Project, the USGS is working on the west coast of Guam to help determine the effects of sedimentation in nearshore waters.

Date published: July 15, 2019
Status: Active

Coral Reef Project: Kwajalein Island

As part of the USGS Coral Reef Project, the USGS is working to provide a better understanding of how spatially-varying atoll morphology and coral cover interact with changes in water level to affect the propagation of waves of different heights and wavelengths across atoll reefs.

Date published: July 15, 2019
Status: Active

Coral Reef Project: Roi-Namur Island

As part of the USGS Coral Reef Project, the USGS is working to provide a better understanding of how spatially-varying atoll morphology and coral cover interact with changes in water level to affect the propagation of waves of different heights and wavelengths across atoll reefs.