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Assesing wetland change and vulnerabilityScience brings clarity to shifting shoresMay / June issue of <i>Sound Waves</i> available onlineBeach profiles at Fire Island capture coastal changesArctic coastlines more susceptible to storm surge, wave energyInto the abyss: living without lightRemote sensing methods for coastal science and managementAssessments of coastal erosion hazards for Northeast beachesHurricane season is starting, become an iCoast volunteer!

Assesing wetland change and vulnerability

Integrating wetlands into coastal-change hazard assessments for a more comprehensive look at coastal ecosystem vulnerabilities.

Science brings clarity to shifting shores

A new online tool that interactively serves up past, present and future coastal hazards can help communities improve their resilience

May / June issue of Sound Waves available online

Cover story: Earthquake and Tsunami Hazards in the Northeastern Caribbean - Insights from the Nautilus Expedition

Beach profiles at Fire Island capture coastal changes

Beach profiles collected since days before Sandy document the natural recovery of the beach

Arctic coastlines more susceptible to storm surge, wave energy

Accelerated shoreline erosion and habitat loss are resulting from thawing permafrost and protracted sea-ice

Into the abyss: living without light

USGS Oceanographer Nancy Prouty discusses how studies of deep-sea corals lead to good stewardship for healthy ecosystems

Remote sensing methods for coastal science and management

Project focuses on developing algorithms for characterizing and classifying features on the seafloor

Assessments of coastal erosion hazards for Northeast beaches

Ongoing research is identifying vulnerable areas and improving our ability to forecast coastal response to extreme storms

Hurricane season is starting, become an iCoast volunteer!

Help the USGS identify changes to our Nation's coasts after extreme storms using aerial photographs

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USGS team on the exploration vessel (E/V) <i>Nautilus</i>The May / June 2014 cover story: Earthquake, Landslide, and Tsunami Hazards in the Northeastern Caribbean—Insights from a 2013 E/V Nautilus Expedition
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