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Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

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Photo from flyer. Collage of two photographs, one with man stands gesturing to two other people, and one with a woman smiling and holding survey equipment on a beach. Screenshot from interactive documentary shows two broken ship hulls in shallow water with people on them. Beach with large rock rip-rap lining the bluff near homes, sand has footprints going to and fro. Large auditorium with chairs and tables set up in semi-circular fashion with some people sitting. A man is leaning over and is scooping soil from a wildfire-charred hillslope and placing it in a sample bag. In two photos side-by-side, left photo is of 4 men standing on ship deck near the winch shack, and right is two women standing on ship deck holding rock samples. Everyone is wearing protective gear. Man sits on a personal water craft floating idle in the water, he is wearing safety equipment and water craft is equipped with gear. People stand along a wall, close together, posing for the camera with smiles on their faces.

Public lecture on coral reefs as coastal protection

USGS 2017 Excellence in Leadership Award honors scientists who assess coastal flooding threats

Documentary about sea-level rise threatening the Republic of the Marshall Islands features USGS findings

USGS beach and nearshore surveys in the media

USGS oceanographer is part of U.S. delegation to International Seabed Authority

Tracking the movement of sediment and contaminants from northern California wildfire areas to San Francisco Bay

Collecting clues to the geologic history and mineral resources of the Rio Grande Rise, southwest Atlantic Ocean

Beach surveys planned near deadly California debris flows

USGS and NASA hold collaborative methane workshop

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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.

PCMSC Seminar Series

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

April 25th, 2018, 2:00pm

Ben Brooks

May 2nd, 2018, 2:00pm

Tina Dura

May 9th, 2018, 12:00pm

Oliver Fringer

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