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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP)

USGS staff meet with Federal partner agencies acquiring LidarFuture Wave and Wind Effects on Pacific IslandsAbout our research: Climate check in our Santa Cruz, CA backyardResearch to Inform Management Strategies at Fire IslandProtecting Fragile Coral EcosystemsMemorial 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 Massachusetts

USGS staff meet with Federal partner agencies acquiring Lidar

The goal: to identify ways to streamline and improve procedures for transforming raw lidar data into useful data products.

Future Wave and Wind Effects on Pacific Islands

According to a new USGS report, climate changes during the 21st century are expected to alter the islands' highest waves and strongest winds

About our research: Climate check in our Santa Cruz, CA backyard

Preserving beaches by mitigating coastal erosion is vital. Surveys will help scientists understand impacts of climate change, El NiƱo, sea-level rise

Research to Inform Management Strategies at Fire Island

Building understanding of interactions between geologic framework, oceanographic conditions and sediment transport.

Protecting Fragile Coral Ecosystems

USGS studies of coral reefs in the Pacific Ocean focus on the processes that influence the health and sustainability of coral reefs

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.

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