Fact Sheet 2011–3148
Extreme storms, sea-level rise, and the health of marine communities are some of the major societal and environmental issues impacting our Nation's marine and coastal realm. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) in St. Petersburg, Fla., investigates processes related to these ecosystems and the societal implications of natural hazards and resource sustainability. As one of three centers nationwide conducting research within the USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program, the center is integral towards developing an understanding of physical processes that will contribute to rational decisions regarding the use and stewardship of national coastal and marine environments.
First posted November 30, 2011
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U.S. Geological Survey, 2011, USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2011–3148, 4 p.