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USGS Science Presented at Shore and Beach Preservation Conference in New Orleans

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 Brian Bossak
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Tara Miller
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Two members of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) science team at the St. Petersburg Science Center in St. Petersburg, FL, recently braved the approach of Hurricane Ivan to speak at the American Shore and Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA)'s Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Held September 13-15, the conference brought together coastal scientists, engineers, community planners, and others to discuss current efforts in shoreline stabilization and restoration, as well as threats to U.S. coastal areas.

Brian Bossak, a USGS Mendenhall Postdoctoral Fellow, presented a talk on the use of experimental lidar (light detection and ranging) data and a customized geographic-information-system (GIS) tool for modeling coastal change following hurricanes and nor'easters. The talk was well received, and several attendees approached afterward with suggestions, comments, and offers to collaborate on future projects.

Also well received was a talk on the National Assessment of Shoreline Change Project by Tara Miller, whose listeners were highly interested in the methodology and applications of Tara's USGS work.

It was gratifying to see the enthusiasm with which those involved in coastal issues view the work conducted by USGS scientists at St. Petersburg. Stay tuned for further updates on research conducted by these USGS team members!

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