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Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center

We conduct multidisciplinary scientific research in the coastal and offshore areas of California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, and other US Pacific Islands; and in other waterways of the United States.

Center News, Late Summer 2014

Project assesses climate change impacts on Pacific atoll islets

As sea level continues to rise, storm-wave-induced overwash and inundation threaten infrastructure and freshwater resources

Caribbean Seamount Exploration Will Be Live Online

USGS scientists lead a research cruise investigating seamounts in the eastern Caribbean near the British Virgin Islands PCMSC's Nancy Prouty participates via telepresence

21st century coastal flood projections for San Francisco Bay

High-resolution flood projections for San Francisco Bay shorelines through the 21st century will be available August 2014 on the Our Coast, Our Future website

Coral Reefs Provide Critical Coastal Protection

New study shows that coral reefs provide risk-reduction benefits to hundreds of millions of coastal inhabitants around the world

USGS field team successfully maps Fire Island nearshore

Using personal watercraft, USGS coastal and marine staff from the Santa Cruz, CA and St. Petersburg, FL science centers conducted shallow-water bathymetric mapping on Fire Island, NY

Into the Abyss: Living Without Light

PCMSC's Nancy Prouty discusses deep-sea corals, at the USGS Evening Public Lecture Series in Menlo Park, CA in June 2014

PCMSC Seminar Series

Please join us for scientific talks and presentations given by local scientists and researchers.

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