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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP)

Memorial Art Installation at USGS Science CenterNew geophysical data for offshore DelmarvaVIPs Learn about Climate Change Impacts along San Francisco CoastUSGS Sea Floor Mapping Products in MassachusettsHurricane-Induced Coastal Erosion Hazards: NE Atlantic CoastNew Bivalve Species Discovered in Arctic Ocean SedimentMapping Fault Deformation + Submarine Landslides Off Southern CADeep-sea Corals Impacted by the Deepwater Horizon Oil SpillVisualize USGS data using GeoMapApp and Virtual Ocean

Memorial Art Installation at USGS Science Center

Honoring the career of USGS scientist Asbury Sallenger

New geophysical data for offshore Delmarva

By defining the geologic framework, we can better understand coastal vulnerability to sea-level rise and storm events

VIPs Learn about Climate Change Impacts along San Francisco Coast

USGS research geologist Patrick Barnard led a field trip to two beaches that are within the most rapidly eroding stretch of California’s coast

USGS Sea Floor Mapping Products in Massachusetts

Foundational Information for the State of Massachusetts Ocean Management Plan.

Hurricane-Induced Coastal Erosion Hazards: NE Atlantic Coast

The National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards program: a consistent scientific approach for our nation's coasts.

New Bivalve Species Discovered in Arctic Ocean Sediment

A new species of bivalve mollusk was discovered more than 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) below the Arctic Ocean surface off northern Alaska.

Mapping Fault Deformation + Submarine Landslides Off Southern CA

To better understand offshore earthquake and tsunami hazards, USGS scientists ran a multichannel seismic survey off southern CA in late November.

Deep-sea Corals Impacted by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

The extreme longevity and slow growth rates highlight the vulnerability of these deep-sea coral species to disturbance.

Visualize USGS data using GeoMapApp and Virtual Ocean

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