The Coastal and Marine Geology Program Video and Photograph Portal hosts imagery from many of the regions where CMGP scientists work, including California, Oregon, Puget Sound, Hawaii, Alaska, Massachusetts, Florida, the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Coasts, and American Samoa, as well as numerous other projects. The USGS Coastal and Marine Geology Program collects imagery during field surveys for a variety of purposes, including ground-truth verification of remotely sensed geophysical data, documenting change to coastal features, and understanding sediment transport processes. Seafloor video and still images are collected using underwater sampling devices and other techniques. Oblique aerial imagery is collected from both fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, and unmanned drones flown over coastal areas before and after storms or other events to document changes to sensitive coastal formations and structures.
Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?
Use_Constraints:USGS-authored or produced data and information are in the public domain from the U.S. Government and are freely redistributable with proper metadata and source attribution. Please recognize and acknowledge the U.S. Geological Survey as the originator(s) of the dataset and in products derived from these data
These data, identified as video and photograph data, have been approved for release and publication by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Although these data have been subjected to rigorous review and are substantially complete, the USGS reserves the right to revise the data pursuant to further analysis and review. Furthermore, they are released on condition that neither the USGS nor the United States Government may be held liable for any damages resulting from its authorized or unauthorized use.