Marine Extension Associate Keri Kaczor participates in the New England Sustainability Consortium's Safe Beaches and Shellfish Project (NEST), working with a team of researchers across Maine and New Hampshire colleges and universities.
Each of the beaches that are monitored by our volunteers has unique geological and historical characteristics. Information about these beaches is spread across scientific publications, historical collections, and local knowledge. To learn more about a beach visit its page:
Higgins Beach in the 1930's. (Photo Credit: higginsbeachproperties.com)
Goochs Beach Geology
Date | July 12, 2013, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location | Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, ME
Registration information is now available.
14 July 2017
Instructions for Viewing Beach Profile Data
Using a simple feature, you can make a graph of beach profile data you select. But before graphing your data, here's an overview of how to read and understand the graph. This is an example of what a graph looks like:
Scientists use Volunteer Data to Track Trends in Sand Movement at Maine Beaches
Beach Profile Data Informs Beach Management
Beach profiling data is used to inform beach management decisions and to monitor the success of management programs. Here are some examples of how beach profile data has been used:
If you have questions regarding the Volunteer Beach Profile Monitoring Program, would like more information, or want to get involved, please contact us: