coastal erosion

Photo: Richard Unten

How Drones are Advancing Scientific Research

Where once scientists could only observe earth from above by using manned aircraft or satellites, today they are expanding, developing and refining their research in a variety of ways thanks to drones.

by |June 16, 2017
Flying a large drone used for monitoring beaches.

Keeping an Eye on Coastal Erosion

Searching for a fast, simple and low-cost way to monitor Earth’s changing coastlines, a team of scientists, including Lamont-Doherty Observatory postdoctoral researcher and marine scientist Alessio Rovere, has found an innovative use for drones.

by |March 10, 2014
Map showing loss and damage associated with coastal erosion in Micronesia, Kosrae

Coastal Erosion and Adaptation to Climate Change

Increasing understanding of the extent of coastal erosion and its interaction with other naturally existing geographical features such as mangrove vegetation is one of the areas of research that may help reduce vulnerability of small-island developing states to climate hazards.

The lighthouse at Cape May Point guards the mouth of the Delaware River. 2010. Photo by Paul Lowry via WikiCommons

Cape May, New Jersey’s Battle Against Nature

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers battles an encroaching ocean, but how long will their funding hold out?

by |June 20, 2011