Shoreface Geology, Morphology, and Volume at Seven Mile Island, NJ

As part of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)-funded Monitoring Hurricane Sandy Beach and Marsh Resilience in New York and New Jersey project (NFWF project ID 2300.16.055110), the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC) is using boat-based bathymetry and geophysics data to monitor the post-restoration evolution of shorefaces at seven post-Hurricane Sandy beach and marsh restoration sites in New York and New Jersey. These data and derived ecological resilience metrics will be used to assess the cost-effectiveness and ecological benefits of the restoration techniques and evaluate how the restored parts of the coast have changed through time. The USGS National Assessment of Coastal Change Hazards project publishes geophysics-derived beach morphologic features, including the sand volume of the shoreface, to help define coastal vulnerability to storm impacts and long-term shoreline change. Additional resources include previously published multibeam and bathymetry collected in 2018 (Farmer and others, 2019; This dataset includes the Seven Mile Island shoreface and encompasses NFWF restoration project 41991 (Increasing Seven Mile Island’s beach resiliency, New Jersey). For more information, please refer to the full metadata included with each data resource.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Last Updated October 12, 2022, 19:25 (UTC)
Created July 27, 2022, 17:50 (UTC)
Data Maintainer Emily Wei
Email Address
Metric Category Ecological
Metric Class Elevation, Beach Geomorphology, Shoreline
Resilience Grant NFWF-41991
Reporting Years 2018
States and Territories NJ
Measurement Stage Monitoring
Restoration Activity Beach