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Happy World Oceans Day!

One of the largest natural resources on earth is also one of its most threatened.  Take a moment today – World Oceans Day – to reflect on the myriad services oceans provide us, and how our daily lives in turn … Continue reading

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New sub-glacial map reveals Greenland’s conduit to the sea

Stunning data from the NASA Earth Observatory’s IceBridge program indicates that “Greenland’s Jakobshavn glacier has the potential to influence sea level rise more than any other single feature in the Northern Hemisphere.” Detailed mapping of the bedrock below the fastest … Continue reading

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King tide a window to future, let’s document it!

King Tide to Raise Sea Level on Atlantic Coast – NYTimes.com. A king tide will be running Wednesday and Thursday because gravitational forces of the sun, the moon and the earth will be lined up in a cue shot of fleeting … Continue reading

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Competition photo reveals Europe’s worst coastal erosion

At approximately 6.5 ft/yr average long-term annual erosion, this stretch of the British coast is disappearing fast… Continue reading

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Wetlands at a tipping point, coastal wetlands vulnerable

The latest U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) report documenting the losses and gains in wetland acreage came out earlier this month. Commenting on the study’s findings, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said: Continue reading

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Stakeholder-driven ocean management

Creating A Blueprint For Our Coast How can multiple, competing uses co-exist compatibly? What’s often missing from planning is science-based information that evaluates the compatibility of conflicting uses and environmental impacts. New tools are available to help analyze current and … Continue reading

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Ocean Frontiers – A New Era in Ocean Stewardship

Ocean Frontiers. “Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn of a New Era in Ocean Stewardship”, a documentary about marine spatial planning, was just premiered at the Living on the Edge Coastal Communities Conference. The documentary showcases the processes and successes realized by … Continue reading

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Announcing the Winner – Favorite New England Beach Photo Contest

We had a number of high quality entries to our “Favorite New England Beach” photo contest, and we would like to thank all our participants for their submissions.  We received 53 photos that showcased the beauty of our beaches, documented … Continue reading

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If a beach erodes on the Cape and someone is there to record it…

…it definitely makes a sound. Here at Woods Hole Group, we routinely measure shoreline change from visual observations of the high water line position through time.  We are data-driven and visually-focused.  But in the age of distributed sensors and crowdsourcing, … Continue reading

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Meet the judges – Favorite New England Beach Photo Contest

Judging is underway in our photo contest and we expect to announce the winner early next week, so stay tuned!  To all of our contestants – thank you for your submissions and best of luck! In the meantime, it is … Continue reading

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