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Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

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Family. Four scientists stand around a table in a lab with gray sediment core samples on the table, and they are examining the sediment. Photograph of Andrew. Waves from the ocean wash over a road on an island, part of an atoll in the Pacific Ocean. Map of Alaska and the surrounding ocean shows the terrain and ocean floor in relief, with a star south of the land in the ocean indicating the location of the epicenter of an earthquake that happened January 23, 2018. Photo looking down on the rocky coastline of Oregon from high up on a cliff, with breaking ocean waves on rocks. Screenshot from an animation of a meteotsunami that shows the east coast of the United States with waves radiating out into the Atlantic Ocean. Cover art from the February 2018 issue of Eos magazine. Participants of workshop, about 30 adults, standing in two rows against a tropical backdrop.

Visiting scientist from Japan assisting shoreline-change studies in California

Laboratory collaboration to study earthquake hazards off southeast Alaska and western Canada

Fulbright Scholar Joins Coral Reef Project at Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center

Pacific Missile Tracking Site Could Be Unusable in 20 Years Due to Climate Change

USGS fields tsunami questions after earthquake off Kodiak, Alaska

Workshops on subduction-zone science to reduce risk for communities

False-alarm tsunami alerts across the U.S. East Coast, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean prompt calls to USGS

USGS research featured on the cover of Eos

International workshop on “Understanding Flooding on Reef-lined Island Coastlines”

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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.

March 16th, 2018, 12:00pm

Max Halkjær

Airborne surveys by Rambol and SkyTem from Copenhagen, Denmark

We need more data to reduce the uncertainties — geophysics as a valuable component in groundwater investigations

March 21st, 2018, 2:00pm

Maialen Irazoqui

March 23rd, 2018, 2:00pm

Sherry Palacios

March 27th, 2018, 2:00pm

Shannon Klotsko

March 28th, 2018, 2:00pm

Sid Narayan

April 11th, 2018, 2:00pm

Valerie Sahakian

April 18th, 2018, 2:00pm

Tina Dura

April 25th, 2018, 2:00pm

Ben Brooks

May 9th, 2018, 2:00pm

Oliver Fringer

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