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Coastal & Marine Geology Program (CMGP) website
The CMG Program website acts as a collector of references for CMGP publications, projects, and datasets. Housed in a small database are a series of citations detailing resource name, description, and web URL, which are then tagged and categorized according to product type, geographic region, and associated keywords. Product types included are: research projects, educational materials, photographs, movies, maps, publications, and datasets. Citations are retrieved via a forms- and menu-based Resource Locator which queries the MySQL-based database using CGI and Perl scripting language. Access to the citations housed in the database is entirely via http web protocols. Only citations are housed within this system, actual data resources are housed externally by the original data creator or maintainer.
USGS Western Coastal and Marine Geology
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.
FISC - St. Petersburg / Center for Coastal & Watershed Studies
The Center for Coastal & Watershed Studies (CCWS) is a U.S. Geological Survey research facility with offices in St. Petersburg and Tampa, Florida, and a field station in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It is one of multiple Florida locations that comprise the USGS Florida Integrated Science Center (FISC). Other Florida Integrated Science Centers are located in Gainesville, Orlando & Tallahassee, and Fort Lauderdale.
Hurricanes and Extreme Storms Impact
USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program investigates the extent and causes of coastal impacts of hurricanes and extreme storms on the coasts of the United States. Our overall objective is to improve the capability to predict coastal change that results from severe tropical and extra-tropical storms. Such a capability will facilitate locating buildings and infrastructure away from coastal change hazards. Extreme storm investigations have three integrated components: Scanning Airborne Laser Altimetry (Lidar), Oblique Aerial Video and Photography, and Ground Surveys.
Integrated Remote Sensing and Modeling Group
The Integrated Remote Sensing and Modeling Group (IRSMG) at the USGS Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies conducts investigations of the physical structure and ecological function of coastal ecosystems. The link is to the "Recent Publications" page.
Marine Aggregate Resources and Processes
The Marine Aggregates (Sand and Gravel Assessment) Project has developed and is implementing a scientifically rigorous series of regional studies mapping the seafloor sedimentary character and assessing marine sand and gravel resources around the United States. Results of the regional assessments will ultimately comprise a national assessment of marine sand and gravel. This study is responding to increasing demand for web-accessible GIS-type data and interpreted geologic map information on the sedimentary character of the seafloor and aggregate resources suitable for beach nourishment and coastal restoration, as well as seafloor sediment texture information for benthic habitat mapping and sediment transport studies.
Massachusetts Offshore Geologic Mapping
The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the University of New Brunswick, the University of New Hampshire, and the Canadian Hydrographic Service is conducting geologic mapping of the sea floor to characterize the surface and subsurface geologic framework offshore of Massachusetts. The long-term goal of this mapping effort is to produce high-resolution geologic maps and a Geographic Information System (GIS) that will serve the needs of research, management and the public. Geologic mapping has been completed in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and Western Massachusetts Bay. Mapping is presently focused in nearshore areas, largely inside the 3-mile limit of State waters, and includes the acquisition of new data as well as reprocessing of existing data. This Web site provides a brief description of the mapping projects, links to maps available over the World Wide Web and a list of paper maps and maps available on CD-ROM.
North Carolina Regional Coastal Erosion Studies
The USGS, the State of North Carolina and university researchers, are mapping the regional sedimentary framework of the inner shelf of northern North Carolina to understand recent coastal processes, including erosion and the impacts of shoreline change. The study area includes communities along the Outer Banks, several national and state parks and refuges, as well as Oregon Inlet, one of the most dynamic inlets on the East Coast and the site of major political controversy for much of the last 30 years because of inlet stabilization strategies. The mapping products will be used to investigate the role that geologic framework and physiography play in the dynamics of coastal evolution and behavior, and to help identify sand resources suitable for beach nourishment.
Southwest Washington Coastal Erosion Study
The Southwest Washington Coastal Erosion Study (SWCES) is a Federal - State - Local cooperative research project conducted by the US Geological Survey Coastal & Marine Geology Program and the Washington Department of Ecology - Coastal Monitoring & Analysis Program. The SWCES was initiated to examine the coastal evolution, processes, geology, and hazards of the Columbia River littoral cell (CRLC). The study area extends approximately 160 km along the United States' Pacific Northwest coast between Tillamook Head, Oregon and Point Grenville, Washington. The project involves fundamental and applied research aimed at developing a regional-scale understanding of coastal processes and their associated shoreline changes over a variety of time scales. Research efforts are directed towards developing an understanding of the littoral cell morphology and dynamics to facilitate land use planning and resource management decisions into the future.
USGS Woods Hole Science Center
The Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Geology Team is one of three marine teams that conduct research within the USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program. The team is located on WHOI's Quissett Campus. The team has a staff of about 100, including 24 research scientists and 75 scientific and administrative support staff. USGS earth scientists explore and study many aspects of the underwater areas between shorelines and the deep ocean, off the U.S. East Coast, the Gulf of Mexico, and in parts of the Caribbean and Great Lakes.

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