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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, July 2014

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

Watch the video of this presentation, given by PCMSC's Nancy Prouty at the USGS Evening Public Lecture Series held at the USGS Campus in Menlo Park, CA

USGS will explore Caribbean seamounts

PCMSC's Nancy Prouty will be among the scientists to sail on the Ocean Exploration Trustís exploration vessel Nautilus in September, using the ship and an ROV to acquire data and make observations

USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program launches new website

The site features front end webpages that highlight the Program's research and expertise as they pertain to specific coastal and marine issues facing our Nation

PCMSC Seminar Series

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

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