Coastal & Marine Geology InfoBank

Home FACS Activities Atlas Geology School Related Sites More

USGS CMG InfoBank: Conclusion

Skip navigational links
Dictionaries: Our Mapping Systems   The USGS and Science Education   USGS Fact Sheets   Topics   Keywords   Data Dictionary   Metadata Dictionary   Computer Terminology   Digital Formats  
InfoBank Terms: Activity ID   activity overview   crew   digital data   formal metadata   lines   metadata   NGDC   port stops   project/theme   region   ship   stations   time   virtual globe   year  
Data Types: bathymetry   biological   geochemical   gravity   ground penetrating radar   imaging   LIDAR   logs   magnetics   metering equipment   navigation   samples   seismic   total station   definitions disclaimer  
Data Formats: ARC coverage   E00   FGDC metadata   gridded/image   imaging   material   scattered/swath   Shapefile   vector/polygon  
Comment: 26:06 - 26:57 (00:51)
Source: Annenberg/CPB Resources - Earth Revealed 24, Waves, Beaches and Coasts
Keywords: "James Sadd", coastline, landscape, humans, beach, geologist, "geologic hazard"

Our transcription: Although the coastline appears to be a stable and permanent fixture of the landscape, it's in fact a place of inevitable change.
When people choose to live here, they become subject to that change and run the risk of losing everything, either suddenly or steadily over time.
Permanent protection for coastal development simply doesn't exist.
And many protection schemes actually degrade the quality of the beach that attracted people here in the first place.
As the result, it's becoming increasingly important to develop a wise coastal management policy that incorporates the most current scientific knowledge with the needs of the environment and of our community.
It's clear that there's a significant role for geologists and indeed for all of us to play in learning to protect the coastline for ourselves and for future generations.

Geology School Keywords
Skip footer navigational links

Coastal and Marine Science Centers:  Pacific   St. Petersburg   Woods Hole  
InfoBank   Coastal and Marine Geology Program   Geologic Information   Ask-A-Geologist   USGS Disclaimer  

Accessibility FOIA Privacy Policies and Notices

Take Pride in America logo logo U.S. Department of the Interior | U.S. Geological Survey
Page Contact Information: InfoBank staff
Page Last Modified: Thu Oct 31 04:27:58 PDT 2013  (chd)