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USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program

USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program (CMGP)

Hurricane-Induced Coastal Erosion Hazards: NE Atlantic CoastNew Bivalve Species Discovered in Arctic Ocean SedimentMapping Fault Deformation + Submarine Landslides Off Southern CADeep-sea Corals Impacted by the Deepwater Horizon Oil SpillVisualize USGS data using GeoMapApp and Virtual OceanView post-Hurricane Sandy Lidar Elevation DataUSGS Information for Marine Planners and Resource ManagersiCoast Featured in <i>Scientific American</i>Geologic and Geophysical Methods Describe How Coasts Evolve

Hurricane-Induced Coastal Erosion Hazards: NE Atlantic Coast

The National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards program: a consistent scientific approach for our nation's coasts.

New Bivalve Species Discovered in Arctic Ocean Sediment

A new species of bivalve mollusk was discovered more than 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) below the Arctic Ocean surface off northern Alaska.

Mapping Fault Deformation + Submarine Landslides Off Southern CA

To better understand offshore earthquake and tsunami hazards, USGS scientists ran a multichannel seismic survey off southern CA in late November.

Deep-sea Corals Impacted by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

The extreme longevity and slow growth rates highlight the vulnerability of these deep-sea coral species to disturbance.

Visualize USGS data using GeoMapApp and Virtual Ocean

Follow this 'How to' guide for instructions.

View post-Hurricane Sandy Lidar Elevation Data

Viewer provides visualization and accessibility to the coastal dune and shoreline data, and source lidar data.

USGS Information for Marine Planners and Resource Managers

USGS data, models, and tools for use in planning and managing human activities in the ocean and along the coast.

iCoast Featured in Scientific American

Join the USGS citizen science iCoast team.

Geologic and Geophysical Methods Describe How Coasts Evolve

Understanding past coastal change in the northern Gulf of Mexico provides insight into modern and future trends.

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