Coastal and Marine Geology, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Department of the Interior

Data Center Description
The USGS Coastal and Marine Geology program deals with the changes in the
coastal and marine environment, whether naturally occurring or human induced,
can endanger our quality of life, threaten property, pose risk to fragile
environments, and affect livelihoods. They also deal with catastrophic events
such as hurricanes, earthquakes, landslides, and tsunamis.

All 35 coastal States and the island territories are experiencing coastal
erosion and are threatened by the rise in relative sea level; many have
replenished eroded beaches at great cost. The management challenge faced by all
coastal communities is to balance the competing needs of citizens, government,
industry, and the environment.


[Summary provided by the USGS.]

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