Volunteers monitor the movement of the shoreline in Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, measuring the contour of sandy beaches using a quick and simple beach profiling survey technique. The data collected is provided to USGS to help track changes and callibrate models; local governments use this information for climate adaptation planning.
- Coastal Change
Basic survey equipment
California Sea Grant; USGS, Marine Science Institute at UCSB, UCSB Coastal Fund