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Pacific Coastal & Marine Science Center


Mapping Systems

Shoreline Mapping: Littoral Mapping

A variety of mapping platforms survey within the dynamic and hostile nearshore environment, providing key information for understanding coastal processes and for creating seamless coastal geologic maps.

jetski operations
Jet Ski operations mapping the dynamic surfzone
map showing gridded topography
Example of topographic map of beach produced from data collected with JetSki and ATV
mapping lower beach with ATV
ATV survey vehicle mapping the lower beach


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