The Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Geology Team is one of three marine teams
that conduct research within the USGS Coastal and Marine Geology
Program. The team is located on WHOI's Quissett Campus. The team
has a staff of about 100, including 24 research scientists and 75 scientific and
administrative support staff. USGS earth scientists explore and
study many aspects of the underwater areas between shorelines and the deep ocean,
off the U.S. East Coast, the Gulf of Mexico, and in parts of the Caribbean and
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Arctic Expedition Reaches 88.5 Degrees N LatitudeThe United States and Canada joined forces once again in August and September 2011 to survey the seafloor in remote and ice-covered regions of the Arctic Ocean. The two-icebreaker expedition was the last of four joint cruises designed to collect data that each country will use to define its "extended continental shelf"—the area beyond 200 nautical miles (nm) from shore where a nation has sovereign rights over resources on and beneath the seafloor according to the Law of the Sea Convention. (Visit http://www.un.org/Depts/los/ to learn more.)
Native Youth in Science- Preserving our HomelandsThe Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe partnered with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center (WHCMSC) in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, to develop and deliver a summer science pilot program for Mashpee Wampanoag tribal youth in grades 6, 7, and 8.
New Insight on Gas Hydrates in Gulf of MexicoResearch is Part of a Long-Standing, Interagency Collaboration
Mapping, Measuring, and Modeling to Understand Water-Quality Dynamics in Barnegat Bay, NJWater quality in the Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor estuary along the New Jersey coast is the focus of a multidisciplinary research project begun in 2011 by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
Middlebury College Research Vessel Named for Retired USGS ScientistIn the marine research community, one of the greatest honors is to have a research vessel named for you. Such is the distinction bestowed on retired U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientist Dave Folger. The research vessel (R/V) David Folger, a 48-foot hydrofoil catamaran, is the newly dedicated research vessel for Middlebury College in Vermont. It will explore the waters of Lake Champlain while offering a state-of-the-art oceanographic platform for undergraduate students to learn the basics of marine research.
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