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USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center--Research activities in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Fact Sheet 2011-3071

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Abstract

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.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
USGS St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center--Research activities in the U.S. Virgin Islands
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2011-3071
Year Published:
2011
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
Description:
4 p.
First page:
1
Last page:
4
Number of Pages:
4
Country:
United States
Other Geospatial:
Virgin Islands
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N