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Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center

Mapping Systems

We conduct integrated mapping of the coastal and marine environment to define offshore hazards and sediment processes, support habitat and resource management, and monitor change. To learn more about our mapping systems, choose a link from the menu at left.

Schematic drawing showing the various seafloor mapping systems we use. Click to see a larger version.

The schematic above shows the various kinds of seafloor mapping systems that we use.
[Larger version] Drawing modified by Bruce Rogers, ret., USGS

Schematic drawing showing how various data we collect, like backscatter, seismic reflection, seafloor photography, seafloor video, beach profiling, sampling, and coring data, combine to produce maps that detail water depth, coastal change, sediment types, and other information.

 

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