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April 2018

Photo from flyer.

Public lecture on coral reefs as coastal protection

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.

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

Screenshot from interactive documentary shows two broken ship hulls in shallow water with people on them.

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

Beach with large rock rip-rap lining the bluff near homes, sand has footprints going to and fro.

USGS beach and nearshore surveys in the media

Large auditorium with chairs and tables set up in semi-circular fashion with some people sitting.

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

March 2018

A man is leaning over and is scooping soil from a wildfire-charred hillslope and placing it in a sample bag.

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

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.

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

Man sits on a personal water craft floating idle in the water, he is wearing safety equipment and water craft is equipped with gear.

Beach surveys planned near deadly California debris flows

People stand along a wall, close together, posing for the camera with smiles on their faces.

USGS and NASA hold collaborative methane workshop

Family.

Visiting scientist from Japan assisting shoreline-change studies in California

Four scientists stand around a table in a lab with gray sediment core samples on the table, and they are examining the sediment.

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

Photograph of Andrew.

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

February 2018

Waves from the ocean wash over a road on an island, part of an atoll in the Pacific Ocean.

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

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.

USGS fields tsunami questions after earthquake off Kodiak, Alaska

Photo looking down on the rocky coastline of Oregon from high up on a cliff, with breaking ocean waves on rocks.

Workshops on subduction-zone science to reduce risk for communities

Screenshot from an animation of a meteotsunami that shows the east coast of the United States with waves radiating out into the Atlantic Ocean.

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

Cover art from the February 2018 issue of Eos magazine.

USGS research featured on the cover of Eos

Participants of workshop, about 30 adults, standing in two rows against a tropical backdrop.

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

3-D computer image shows the seafloor has lots of grooves, in the Pacific Ocean south of Costa Rica.

Giant grooves discovered on an earthquake fault offshore Costa Rica

Two photographs at Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles, top-most showing normal high tide on January 6, 2017, and bottom-most showing king high tide on February 10, 2017.

USGS 360-degree videos of king tides show how rising seas will transform California beaches in the future

Photograph of sand.

USGS participates in workshop on restoring Monterey Bay sand-mining site

January 2018

Rob Wyland guides students through the USGS Marine Facility, where engineers and technicians design, fabricate, and maintain equipment for field research.

Elementary school students visit USGS office in Santa Cruz

Screenshot from Our Coast, Our Future shows a map of the projection of future coastal flooding by the USGS-developed Coastal Storm Modeling System for Pacifica, California.

USGS scientist explains how king tides provide a glimpse of future sea levels

Photograph of the coastline of Roi-Namur Island on March 2, 2014 showing waves overtopping the beach and roadway.

USGS coastal-flooding projections inform national defense authorization act

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