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Coastal Research

Florida has 1,350 miles of coastline - more than any other state in the continental United States. This coastline includes world-famous beaches as well as 25 percent of the country’s environmentally sensitive wetlands, all of which represent a major economic draw for a state tourism industry that drew 131 million visitors and generated $89 billion in visitor spending in 2017. Hurricanes and strong winter storms coupled with sea-level rise cause substantial erosion to Florida’s coastline resulting in the need for increased resilience. The Florida Geological Survey’s 55-foot research vessel the R/V GeoExplorer is capable of conducting multi-day offshore cruises to collect various types of data.  The FGS also has sedimentological labs and sample processing capabilities that can be applied to many issues ranging from grain-size analysis of beach restoration sediment to identification of offshore economic mineral deposits.  The FGS also partners with local, state and federal partners to conduct mutually beneficial coastal and offshore research that maximizes resources and minimizes cost.  


 



Below is a list of annual, interim, and summary reports for coastal research completed by the Florida Geological Survey. 

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Panhandle Coast Publications

A Sedimentological and Granulometric Atlas of the Beach Sediments of Florida’s Northwest Coast and Big Bend

Daniel C. Phelps, Michelle M. L. Ladle and Adel A. Dabous

ROSSI

2011

Northeast Coast Deliverable Reports

A Geological Investigation of the Offshore Area Along Florida’s Northeast Coast (YR 5 Annual Report 2010-2011)

Daniel C. Phelps, (P.G. #1203), Michelle M. L. Ladle, and Adel A. Dabous

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BOEM.gov

2011

Annual Report

A Geological Investigation of the Offshore Federal Area Along the Coasts of Santa Rosa and Okaloosa Counties of Florida (State Fiscal Year 2006-2007)

Daniel C. Phelps, (P.G. #1203), Lucien J. Ladner, (P.G. # 1726), Michelle M. Lachance, James G. Sparr, and Adel A. Dabous

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BOEM.gov

2007

Annual Report

A Geological Investigation of the Offshore Areas Along Florida's Northeast Coast Year Four (State Fiscal Year 2005-2006).

Daniel C. Phelps (P.G. # 1203), Michelle M. Lachance, James G. Sparr, and Adel A. Dabous

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BOEM.gov

2006

Annual Report

A Geologic Investigation of the Offshore Areas Along Florida’s Northeast Coast (YR 3 Interim Report 2004-2005).

Daniel C. Phelps (P.G. # 1203), Ronald W. Hoenstine, Jr., Lucien J. Ladner, James H. Balsillie, Adel A. Dabous, James G. Sparr and Michelle M. Lachance

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BOEM.gov

2005

Annual Report

A Geologic Investigation of the Offshore Areas Along Florida’s Northeast Coast (YR 2 Interim Report 2003-2004).

Daniel C. Phelps, Ronald W. Hoenstine Jr., James H. Balsillie, Lucien J. Ladner, Adel Dabous, Michelle Lachance, Kristin Bailey, and Cindy Fischler

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BOEM.gov

2004

Annual Report

A Geologic Investigation of the Offshore Areas Along Florida’s Northeast Coast (YR 1 Interim Report 2002-2003).

Daniel C. Phelps, P.G. #1203, Ron Hoenstine, P.G., James H. Balsillie, P.G. Lucien J. Ladner, P.G., Adel Dabous, Michelle Lachance and Cindy Fischler

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BOEM.gov

2003

Annual Report

Central East Coast Publications

A Geological Investigation of the Offshore Area Along Florida’s Central East Coast (Final Summary Report)

Hoenstine, R,. Freedenberg, H., Dabous, A., Cross, B., Fischler, C., and Lachance, M.

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BOEM.gov

2002

Final Summary Report - ROI 101

A Geological Investigation of the Offshore Area Along Florida’s Central East Coast (YR 4 Annual Report)

Freedenberg, H., Hoenstine, R., Dabous, A., Cross, B., Willett, A., LaChance, M., Fischler, C., and Stern, J.

BOEM.gov

2000

Annual Report -  ROI 101

A Geological Investigation of the Offshore Area Along Florida’s Central East Coast (YR 3 Annual Report)

Freedenberg, H., Hoenstine, R., Dabous, A., Cross, B, Willett, A., LaChance, M., Chen, Z., and Strong, N.

BOEM.gov

1999

Annual Report - ROI 101

A Geological Investigation of the Offshore Area Along Florida’s Central East Coast (YR 2 Annual Report)

Freedenberg, H., Hoenstine, R., Strong, N., Trimble, C., Chen, Z., and Dabous, A.

BOEM.gov

1997

Annual Report - ROI 101

A Geological Investigation of the Offshore Area Along Florida’s Central East Coast (YR 1 Report)

Freedenberg, H.

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1995

OFR 69 / ROI 101

A Geological Investigation of the Offshore Area Along Florida’s Central East Coast (YR 1 Interim Report)

Freedenberg, H. and R. Hoenstine

BOEM.gov

1995

Interim Report -ROI 101

A Geological Investigation of the Offshore Area Along Florida’s Central East Coast (YR 1 Interim Report)

Hoenstine, R., Freedenberg, H., Chen, Z., and Williams, H.

BOEM.gov

1995

Annual Report -  ROI 101

Beach Sediment Atlas Publications

A Sedimentological and Granulometric Atlas of the Beach Sediments of Florida’s Southwest Coast and Keys

Daniel C. Phelps, Michelle M. L. Ladle, Adel A. Dabous and Eric P. Harrington

ROSSI

2010

A Sedimentological and Granulometric Atlas of the Beach Sediments of Florida’s East Coast 

Daniel C. Phelps (P.G. # 1203), Michelle M. L. Ladle, and Adel A. Dabous

ROSSI

2009

Coastal Aquatic Managed Areas (CAMA) Reports

A Mapping Side Scan Mosaic and Bathymetric Study of a Selected Portion of Apalachee Bay

Daniel C. Phelps (P.G. # 1203), Ronald W. Hoenstine Jr., James H. Balsillie, Lucien J. Ladner, James Sparr, David S. Anderson, Michelle Lachance and Julian Stringer

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2017

A geological and Geophysical Site Survey of Deadman’s Island, and Old Navy Cove at Gulf Breeze, Florida

Daniel C. Phelps, Michelle M. L. Ladle and James G. Sparr

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2008

A Mapping Sidescan Sonar Mosaic and Bathymetric Study of a Selected Portion of Deadman Bay Offshore of Steinhatchee, Florida

Daniel C. Phelps (P.G. # 1203), Ronald W. Hoenstine Jr., James Sparr, and David S. Anderson

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2006

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