S.C. Sea Grant Consortium

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CoastSnap Program Documents Shoreline Change

Jan 6, 2023

CoastSnap was recently installed at the Cherry Grove Pier in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. CoastSnap is a beach monitoring program that uses cell phone photos taken by beach visitors from a specific location to track how the location’s shoreline is changing over time. The information gathered will assist the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers with making decisions on when to renourish North Myrtle Beach. CoastSnap also will help scientists better understand factors contributing to shoreline change, including sea-level rise, king tides, hurricanes, and nor’easters.

Contact Katie Finegan, Coastal Processes program specialist, at (843) 349-5017 to learn more about CoastSnap and how to get involved as a community scientist.