Coastal Geologist

Jordan Everett and Hayley Douglas

http://www.marinecareers.net/field_coastalgeology.html

This website has a brief description of what Coastal Geologists do and what they look for



-Jordan Everett

What are Coastal Geologists?

A Coastal Geologist is someone who watches the effects of humans on the coastlines and who protect coastline wildlife. They also watch sea levels, sediment deposits, erosion, flooding and other natural events.


-Hayley Douglas

Where do they work?

Coastal Geologists work either outside at the coastlines or inside an office focusing on solutions for coastal problems. (Many times both.)


-Hayley Douglas

Why are they necessary?

  • They prevent erosion.



  • They protect buildings and homes along the shores.



  • They deal with pollution and waste disposal.


-Hayley Douglas

Pros and Cons

Pros:


  • Can work outside and be interactive.


  • Can use creative ways to solve problems.


Cons:


  • You need a masters degree and your starting pay is only around $49,000- $66,000.


  • There is little room for error because they can deal with the safety of people and coastline wildlife.


-Hayley Douglas

http://marine.usgs.gov/news/

This website will give you an update about all of the recent things that have been happening in the world of Coastal Geology


-Jordan Everett

Coastal Geologist, Stephanie Madsen, gathering data on the beach

-Jordan Everett

Chemical Test Kit for Saltwater pH

-Jordan Everett

pH Test Strips

-Jordan Everett

Surveying Equipment containing a sighting level, tripod, and a Stadia Rod

-Jordan Everett

This is a jetyak which has been recently developed to help explore the coast

-Jordan Everett

Two Geologists

Two Geologists using equipment to study Cape Cod's shrinking shoreline.


-Hayley Douglas

Amy Draut

Amy Draut is in the Grand Canyon along the Colorado River studying sedimentary structures.


-Hayley Douglas

Bulgaria

Margarita Stancheva and Rob Young discuss new coastal policies for Bulgaria's coast.


-Hayley Douglas

Jim Johannessen

Jim Johannessen is a Principal Coastal Geologist/President for the Coastal Geologic Services.


-Hayley Douglas

Florida

Geologists from the University of South Florida search for oil deposited by the infamous Gulf of Mexico oil spill.


-Hayley Douglas