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Pacific Coastal and 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, April 2015

Hawaii State Science and Engineering Fair award winners Lily, left, and Sarah, right, Jenkins, of Molokai High School. Photograph by Mahealani Bambico; used with permission. Aerial photograph of waves breaking on the fringing reef off Ennuebing Island, Kwajalein Atoll, Republic of the Marshall Islands. Photo of the seafloor with anenome and sea star on boulders and rock. Collage showing a screenshot from the video and photo portal, which shows the coverage in Massashusetts; plus two sample photos. Potential influence of sea-level rise on storm flooding in Del Mar, California, as calculated by the Coastal Storm Modeling System Tim Elfers using an echosounder and GPS receiver mounted on a personal watercraft to survey the seafloor just off the beach near the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.

USGS Scientist Among Mentors of Hawaiʻi Science Fair Stars

Susan Cochran of PCMSC provided mentoring help to two sisters on Molokaʻi, Hawaiʻi, for a science-fair project that won top awards at the Hawaiʻi State Science and Engineering Fair.

USGS Scientist Briefs House Natural Resources Committee on How Future Waves and Winds Will Affect U.S. Pacific Islands

USGS research geologist Curt Storlazzi briefed the Democratic staff by telephone on March 12, 2015, from the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz, California.

Coastal Video and Photograph Portal on Front Page of California Newspaper Santa Cruz Sentinel

USGS geographer Nadine Golden was interviewed on March 23, 2015, by Santa Cruz Sentinel reporter Samantha Clark about the newly released USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Video and Photograph Portal.

Newly Released Database of Coastal and Seafloor Imagery Draws Media Attention

The LA Times science writer Sean Greene interviewed USGS geographer Nadine Golden on March 18, 2015, about the USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Video and Photograph Portal released that day.

Geologist Addresses Government Group on Assessing Coastal Climate-Change Impacts in San Diego Region

Patrick Barnard gave an invited presentation to San Diego area government officials and coastal managers from the Shoreline Preservation Working Group of the San Diego Association of Governments on climate-change impacts that could affect their planning for the region.

Climate Check in our Santa Cruz Backyard

Preserving beaches by mitigating coastal erosion is vital. A new study will help scientists understand impacts of climate change, El Niño, and sea-level rise.

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Sound Waves Newsletter

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Atlantic Margin Expedition Combines Landslide Studies with Mapping


PCMSC Seminar Series

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

See a list of all Seminars previously presented.

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