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  • image of USGS UAS pilot USGS Scientists to Track Effects of Historic Lake Ontario Flooding Beginning July 10, U.S. Geological Survey scientists plan to conduct fieldwork along a flood-impacted stretch of New York’s Lake Ontario shoreline, using unmanned aerial systems (also known as drones), pressure sensors that measure water elevation and special water-elevation gages designed for rapid set-up. The fieldwork, supported by the state of New York and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is designed to gather up-to-date information to help emergency managers track and respond to historic levels of flooding, and to collect new scientific data about coastal processes affecting the lake’s shoreline.
  • image of woods hole gas hydrates lab Rapid salt-marsh erosion in Grand Bay, Mississippi This time-lapse video shows lateral erosion of a salt marsh in the Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, part of an embayment near the city of Pascagoula, Mississippi, on the US Gulf coast. Wave action over the course of 6.5 months led to about 1.5 meters of erosion. Researchers from the USGS Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center are studying the influence of wave attack and sediment supply on wetland vulnerability and ecosystem services. Learn more about estuaries research at the USGS by visiting the Estuarine Processes, Hazards, and Ecosystems project web page at https://woodshole.er.usgs.gov/project-pages/estuaries/
  • image of woods hole gas hydrates lab USGS Advances Capabilities for Seafloor Samples Containing Gas Hydrate USGS advances capabilities for high pressure seafloor samples containing gas hydrate
  • image of whale carcass, baleen, and crabs Real-Time Public Engagement in Deep-Water Dives at Methane Seeps Real-Time Public Engagement in Deep-Water Remotely Operated Vehicle Dives at Methane Seeps! http://marine.usgs.gov/) .
  • image of research vessel helmer hanssen U.S., Norwegian, and German scientists report on the surprising results of an Arctic research expedition Ocean Absorption of Carbon Dioxide More than Makes Up for Methane Emissions from Seafloor Methane Seeps. U.S., Norwegian, and German scientists report back on the surprising results of an Arctic Ocean research expedition. (/)
     
Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center's 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 Great Lakes.

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Our interactive map server with displays on various information layers from a number of USGS research programs.

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Maps of America's Submerged Lands:

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Links to maps of the sea floor, including the digital data, displayed on a map of the U.S. east coast.

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Video and Photograph Portal. This portal contains video and photography of the seafloor off of coastal California and Massachusetts, and aerial imagery of the coastline along segments of the Gulf of Mexico and mid-Atlantic coasts.

Field Activity Data Displays (FADD)

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Collections of data relating to field activity research.

Coastal and Marine Geoscience Data System

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Discover and download data produced by the U.S. Geological Survey Coastal and Marine Geology Program.

This Month's Field Operations

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