Coastal & Marine Geospatial Sciences
The Coastal & Marine Geospatial Lab seeks a better understanding of the dynamic links between geomorphology, sediments, hydrology, climate, and biology that create the various environments of coastal zones. Researchers apply remote sensing, ground studies, and geographic information systems to build time series of environmental conditions. These time series, combined with data on processes such as sea-level rise, storms, and human activities, are our chief tools for developing process-response models of geoenvironmental change. Maps and model results are used to help develop and apply environmental policy. The Geospatial Lab also worked to develop the comprehensive Living With Sea Level Rise website as part of a project sponsored by the Houston Endowment. Data from the Coastal & Marine Geospatial Lab are located on the GRIIDC database.