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Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

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Men and women posing together in front of a building entrance, everyone is smiling for the camera. Photo from the air, showing some low-profile islands with visible sand, vegetation, and coral reefs; under the photo are large, bold letters, words written in hungarian. Cartoons showing ocean wave scenarios and what would happen to groundwater given rising sea level conditions. 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.

USGS scientist visits Korea Institute of Geology and Mineral Industries

Media coverage of threat to atoll islands from rising seas and wave-driven flooding

Saltwater contamination of freshwater resources could make many atoll islands uninhabitable in decades

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

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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.

May 17th, 2018, 2:00pm

Haunani Kane

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Department of Geology and Geophysics

Mālama honua: Bridging traditional knowledge and modern science through observation. Island Sea-level History and Habitation

Seminar page link.

May 23rd, 2018, 2:00pm

Pieter Smit

May 30th, 2018, 2:00pm

Vamsi Sridharan

June 6th, 2018, 2:00pm

Corina Cerovski-Darriau

June 13th, 2018, 2:00pm

Doug George

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