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Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Current Research Activities

Hurricane Sandy Response- Delmarva Peninsula: The Delmarva Peninsula is a 220-kilometer-long headland, spit, and barrier island complex that was significantly affected by Hurricane Sandy.  
Estuarine Processes, Hazards, and Ecosystems: This website describes several interdisciplinary projects that aim to quantify and understand estuarine processes through observations and numerical modeling. Both the spatial and temporal scales of these mechanisms are important, and therefore require modern instrumentation and state-of-the-art hydrodynamic models.  
Coastal Change Processes: The primary objective of this project is to increase our understanding of the physical processes that cause coastal change, and ultimately improve our capability to predict the processes and their impacts.  
Coastal Landscape Response to Sea-Level Rise Assessment: As part of the USGS Sea-Level Rise Hazards and Decision-Support project, this assessment seeks to predict the response to sea-level rise across the coastal landscape under a range of future scenarios by evaluating the likelihood of inundation as well as dynamic coastal change.  
Sea-Level Rise Hazards: The Sea Level Rise Hazards and Decision Support project assesses the potential impacts of sea level rise and provides tools for coastal management decision making.  
Gas Hydrates: The USGS Gas Hydrates Project focuses on the study of natural gas hydrates in deepwater marine systems and permafrost areas.  
Geologic Mapping of the Massachusetts Sea Floor: The U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) is conducting geologic mapping of the sea floor to characterize the surface and shallow subsurface geologic framework within the Massachusetts coastal zone.  
Coastal Model Applications and Field Measurements: This project supports the development and application of open-source coastal models. models are used by scientists, engineers, coastal managers, and the public to understand and predict processes in the coastal ocean.  
Geologic Maps: This website provides a portal to access published USGS maps, reports, and digital data that depict the bathymetry, surficial geology, and/or subsurface structure of submerged areas over a wide range of scales.  
Rhode Island Sea Floor Mapping: This website provides links to bathymetric, sidescan-sonar, sediment, photographic, seismic-reflection, and interpretive datasets, all presented in Geographic Information System (GIS) formats and published as Open-File Reports.  
Oceanographic Time-Series Data: This website provides access to Oceanographic time-series measurements made by the U.S. Geological Survey between 1975 and the present as part of research programs.  
Carolina Coastal Change Processes: This project is investigating the interactions of shoreline, nearshore, and offshore sediment transport processes driving coastal change in the Carolinas using geophysical surveys, oceanographic studies, and predictive models.
Stellwagen Bank: The Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Mapping Project is a cooperative effort supported by the Coastal and Marine Geology Program of the U.S. Geological Survey and agencies of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (including the National Marine Sanctuary System, the National Marine Fisheries Service, the National Undersea Research Program, and the Office of Coast Survey).  
Marine Invasive Species: The goal of this website is to assemble and communicate information on the distribution, ecology, and marine habitat impacts of the invasive colonial ascidian invader Didemnum vexillum.  Researchers and others are encouraged to share their observations on these topics.  
Sediment Texture: The U.S. Geological Survey East-Coast Sediment Texture Database contains information on the collection, location, description, and texture of samples taken by marine sampling programs at the Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center.  

Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center Past Research Activities

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