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Workshop on the Queen Charlotte-Fairweather fault: the San Andreas of the North
Long days, fresh ideas, and new connections: USGS scientists sharing science at the 2016 AGU Fall Meeting
USGS scientist gives TEDx talk to high-school students in Monterey, California, on the importance of Earth science and diversity
Watch free, online AGU 2016 Fall Meeting talks by USGS coastal and ocean scientists (and others)
Visualizing sea-level rise in Santa Monica, California
CBS This Morning features USGS scientists studying link between earthquake faults near San Francisco, California
New video highlights major coral reef study by USGS and Australian scientists
Looking for causes of underwater landslides near Santa Barbara
TV News Features USGS Use of Historical Photos to Measure Cliff Erosion in San Francisco
Coring the Hayward-Rodgers Creek fault zone in San Pablo Bay to unravel the history of faulting beneath the bay
USGS coral expert in wide-ranging panel discussion on “Understanding Coral Reefs”
New techniques for measuring cliff change from historical photographs
Link between two earthquake faults near San Francisco revealed by detailed sub-seafloor mapping
USGS Ecologist Provides Expert Input to New Zealand Workshop on Ecosystem Stressors
Salmon Seen Upstream from Former Dam Sites on Washington’s Elwha River
Entertainment newspaper features USGS coastal-flooding forecasts
USGS science turned up in an unexpected place: The Hollywood Reporter
, which ran the story “Underwater in 40 Years? Which L.A. Beach Homes Are at Risk” in its August 12, 2016, issue.
Chinese Coastal Scientists Exchange Ideas, Discuss Future Cooperation with USGS Hosts
China Geological Survey scientists visited the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz, California, to discuss their respective coastal research programs and possibilities for future cooperation.
International Recognition for Historic Elwha River Restoration
Collaborative work by the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe to restore the Elwha River of Washington, USA, was honored during the awarding of the 2016 Thiess International Riverprize.
USGS Research on Diseased Hawaiian Corals Featured in Newspaper and Radio Interviews
Reporters in Kauai, Hawaiʻi, interviewed USGS researchers on possible causes of a black band coral disease outbreak on the island’s north shore.
USGS information provided for briefing on Arctic erosion
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge manager Brian Glaspell requested information about USGS work on Barter Island, Alaska, from scientists at the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center.
Christian Science Monitor interviews USGS scientist about earthquake and tsunami in the southwest Pacific
Research geophysicist Eric Geist of the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center was interviewed about a magnitude 7.2 earthquake that generated a small tsunami when it hit the Pacific Ocean near New Caledonia the previous day.
Monitoring coastal change on Pacific beaches near the Columbia River
In the last two weeks of August 2016, USGS scientists are set to collect data from Washington and Oregon beaches to monitor coastal changes on Pacific Northwest beaches.
Mapping an offshore earthquake fault in southeast Alaska
The seaward side of this major earthquake fault moves northwest relative to the landward side at an average rate of about 2 inches per year!
Boaters rescued during USGS research cruise in southern Alaska
USGS scientists were testing equipment in Resurrection Bay, Alaska, on August 8 when their research vessel received a distress signal from a small boat about 3 miles away.
Large Deposits of Potentially Producible Gas Hydrate Found in Indian Ocean
PCMSC's Dr. Pamela Swarzenski (above, left) is among the USGS researchers who participated in a cooperative partnership with the Governments of India and Japan.
Studying Recent Tsunami Deposits in Icy Bay, Alaska
USGS scientists study recent tsunami deposits to better understand how tsunamis work, recognize ancient tsunami deposits, and improve natural-hazard assessments.
What a Drag: The Global Impact of Bottom Trawling
Recent research outlines the severe consequences that bottom trawling has on loose sediment on the ocean floor.
Examining the Chemistry of Seawater and Coral to Promote the Health of West Maui’s Coral Reefs
USGS scientists focused on understanding the link between land-based pollutants and coral reef health along the coast of west Maui in the Hawaiian Islands.
USGS Briefed Congressman Adam Schiff’s Staff Members on Geologic Hazards in Southern California
Offshore earthquakes, undersea landslides, and tsunamis were among the hazards discussed during a USGS Congressional briefing in Southern California on June 9.
USGS CoSMoS team wins Point Blue Outstanding Partner Award
CoSMoS makes detailed predictions about coastal flooding due to both sea-level rise and storms driven by climate change with interactive maps at the web site, Our Coast Our Future.
Briefing on seafloor mapping and coastal change hazards for Representative Sam Farr in Monterey, California
After reading the USGS news release about newly published maps of the Monterey Bay seafloor, the Congressman requested a briefing from Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center scientists.
USGS Coastal and Marine Geology (CMGP) website wins award!
The CMGP website developed by Jolene Gittens, Greg Miller, Andrea Toran, Laura Torresan, and Ann Tihansky won the USGS Shoemaker Award for Communication Excellence in the internet product category.
Collaborative Study in the Ningaloo Reef
This was the largest, most intensive study of coral reef hydrodynamics, ever!
USGS Scientist Quoted in Monterey Herald Story about Regional Economic Summit
USGS oceanographer and meteorologist Andy O’Neill
spoke with attendees about how shifting beaches and rising sea level can affect certain sectors of the local economy.
USGS helps elementary school in Soquel, California, celebrate Earth Day
1st through 5th graders used microscopes to look at foraminifera, learned topography, and examined the regurgitated stomach contents of albatrosses to see how much plastic these birds ingest from the ocean.
Two new tools to reduce impacts of land-based pollution on coral reefs
Tools were published by the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force, of which the USGS is a co-science lead.
USGS science center hosts Marine Sanctuary meeting
The Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz, California, hosted a meeting of NOAA’s Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council on April 21, 2016.
USGS cited for most credible ocean research
In a recent report, the USGS took first place for science research credibility among ocean resource managers and interest group leaders.
USGS oceanographer Curt Storlazzi will brief DoD and DOI on coral reefs and climate change in the Pacific Ocean
Recent results show that climate change may reduce the ability of coral reefs to protect tropical islands against wave attack, erosion, and salinization of drinking-water resources.
New video on USGS investigation of coral disease in Hawaiʻi
A new video, “Exploring Causes of Coral Disease,” follows USGS researchers as they investigate potential causes of black band disease affecting corals on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.
USGS scientist quoted in story on coastal erosion
Patrick Barnard was interviewed on April 5, 2016, by reporter Carina Woudenberg of the Half Moon Bay Review for a story about coastal erosion. Woudenberg’s article, “The crumbling Coastside”.
USGS seafloor maps featured in Santa Cruz Sentinel
New seafloor maps from Monterey Bay north to Pigeon Point are the subject of a front-page article in the Santa Cruz Sentinel
published April 9, 2016.
New Maps Illuminate Monterey Bay Area Seafloor
Six new sets of maps reveal the diverse and complex range of seafloor habitats along 130 kilometers (80 miles) of the central California coast from the Monterey Peninsula north to Pigeon Point.
TV story on earthquake hazards tied to new offshore maps
New California Seafloor Mapping Program maps highlight the San Gregorio fault, which is capable of a magnitude 7 earthquake.
Interviews for story on sea level rise in southern California
The newspaper Orange County Register interviewed USGS scientists Patrick Barnard
and Patrick Limber
for a potential story on sea level rise in southern California.
50-Year-Old Mystery Solved
Seafloor mapping reveals the cause of the 1964 tsunami that destroyed the Alaskan village of Chenega.
Coastal Scientists Study El Niño in Northern California
By comparing conditions before, during, and after this year’s very strong El Niño, these scientists hope to improve forecasts of coastal changes during future events.
Second Phase of Photo and Video Portal Completed
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has completed the second phase of releasing thousands of photos and videos of the seafloor and coastline through their Coastal and Marine Video and Photography Portal.
USGS Scientist Takes Post with the International Atomic Energy Agency in Monaco
“Atoms for Peace”
is the mission of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), where U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) research oceanographer Peter Swarzenski will take a post as head of the Radioecology Laboratory in Monaco.
Curt Storlazzi places an ocean monitoring system 65 feet down in Maunalua Bay on Oahu during a summer of coral spawning.
Changing Landscapes in the Pacific Northwest
These estuaries support wildlife, industry, agriculture, and a large human population, yet these regions are extremely vulnerable to climate change.
New USGS Data Release shares seafloor data off Monterey, California
Downloadable GIS data files and web services make multiple data layers available to anyone.
Santa Cruz Good Times article highlights USGS coastal-erosion research
Research geologists Patrick Barnard and Jon Warrick and oceanographer Dan Hoover were interviewed for a story about coastal erosion that appeared March 2, 2016.
Chillin’ in Monterey Bay
Tim Elfers, waiting for a tow.
Coastal and Marine Geology Program website wins award
The USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program website (http://marine.usgs.gov/
) has won the USGS 2015 Shoemaker Award for Communication Product Excellence in the Internet Product category.
“Excellence in Partnering” Award
Interagency team of USGS, BOEM, and NOAA is recognized for the “Atlantic Canyons: Pathways to the Abyss” project.
50-Year-Old Mystery Solved
Seafloor Mapping Reveals Cause of 1964 Tsunami that Destroyed Alaskan Village: USGS Newsroom
Investigating the Offshore Queen Charlotte-Fairweather Fault System in Southeastern Alaska
... and its Potential to Produce Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Submarine Landslides
An Inside Look at Eroding Coastal Bluffs on Alaska’s North Slope
Scientists surveyed rapidly eroding permafrost bluffs on Barter Island, a remnant of low-elevation tundra on Alaska’s Arctic coast.
Drilling into permafrost on Alaska's Arctic coast
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Artificial-Gas-Seep Test Produces 3D Images of Bubble Plumes in the Ocean
Scientists from the USGS conducted an experiment using in-house equipment to image artificially created gas plumes offshore of Santa Cruz, California.
Elwha River mouth survey to document changes after dam removal
Scientists from the Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center plan to survey the mouth, beach, and nearby seafloor of the Elwha River in Washington, February 15–19, 2016.
USGS Science for an El Niño Winter: USGS Top Story
USGS monitors streamflow, floods, landslides, erosion, sea-level rise, and many other earth processes that affect communities and that are often affected by El Niño weather patterns.
USGS oceanographer in KRON4-TV story about possible beach-cliff erosion from El Niño storms in San Francisco
PCMSC oceanographer Dan Hoover was interviewed for a story about coastal-cliff erosion that could occur on beaches in and near San Francisco, California, during El Niño storms this winter.
USGS scientists to appear in February 7 TV broadcast about earthquake hazards in central California
Sam Johnson of PCMSC was interviewed about offshore faults and seafloor imaging, for a local TV program on earthquake hazards in central California. The story will air February 7 after the Super Bowl.
Discovery of possible connection between two earthquake faults in the San Francisco Bay area featured in the San Francisco Chronicle and other newspaper, radio, and television outlets
The Hayward and Rodgers Creek faults may be directly connected deep beneath San Pablo Bay, a northern extension of San Francisco Bay.
USGS to participate in national tsunami hazard workshop February 1-2, 2016
The workshop's goal is to improve collaboration between the National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program and USGS to provide better tsunami-preparedness products for coastal communities.
Upcoming Webinar on USGS Projections of Coastal Flooding and Erosion that Could Affect Orange County During El Niño
On January 21, 2016, USGS research geologist Patrick Barnard
will discuss initial hazard maps that show potential flooding in the Orange County region from a 100-year storm combined with four scenarios of sea-level rise.
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