Fact Sheet 2011–3071
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center in Florida investigates earth-science processes related to coastal and marine environments as well as to societal implications of natural hazards, resource sustainability, and environmental change. The Center is conducting ongoing research in and around the U.S. Virgin Islands that is providing baseline information for resource management and for assessing the health of and environmental changes to vital ecosystems such as coral reefs. In particular, projects are improving the understanding of coral health, advancing the ability to forecast future changes in coral reef ecosystems, and acquiring topographic data for use in inventorying, monitoring, and conserving coastal and marine environments.
Posted June 2011
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Cimitile, Matthew, 2011, USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center—Research activities in the U.S. Virgin Islands: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011–3071, 4 p., available at http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2011/3071/.