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Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

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A large ship with huge platform and a drilling rig tower sit in quiet waters near a harbor pilot boat. Two photos are from on board a boat with men deploying and recovering instrumentation from the water. A man wearing a hard hat and waders sits on an all-terrain vehicle equipped with instruments that collect data. A man on the left stands looking and listening to a woman speaking, she is on the right and standing next to another woman, and there are maps and posters all over the table between them. Map shows part of an island with small blocks drawn on top to indicate varying levels of flooding zones. Animation of various illustrations of a river mouth and how it changes through time. Underwater photo of a sandy and rocky reef environment with a tray of equipment held down on the rocky area with weights and cinderblocks. Collage shows different views from and within a research vessel. Two maps showing the difference in water height in a harbor during two time periods, placed on a photo of two women standing near JPL banner.

USGS scientists provide input for workshop on scientific drilling targets in the north Pacific Ocean

Large underwater experiment in California’s Monterey Canyon shows that “turbidity currents” are not just currents, but involve movement of the seafloor itself

USGS surveys the southern Monterey Bay coast to study changing beaches

Congressman Jimmy Panetta visits USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

USGS coastal flood maps assist emergency planning for Hurricane Lane

Moving Mountains: Elwha River Still Changing Five Years After World’s Largest Dam-Removal Project: More than 20 million tons of sediment flushed to the sea

Hurricane Maria’s impacts on deep-water coral reefs off Puerto Rico

USGS-NOAA cruise maps Cascadia subduction zone to assess earthquake hazards

USGS and NASA researchers meet to discuss Synthetic Aperture Radar for assessing USGS coastal-flooding projections

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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.

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