The rising and falling of the sea is a phenomenon upon which we can always depend. Tides are the regular rise and fall of the sea surface caused by the gravitational pull of the moon and sun and their position relative to the earth. There are some factors that cause the tides to be higher than what is "normally" seen from day to day. This bulletin tells you when you may experience higher than normal high tides for the period of time between March and May 2017.
NOAA invites public comment on the recently released National Charting Plan. This plan is a strategy to improve NOAA nautical chart coverage, products, and distribution. It describes the evolving state of marine navigation and nautical chart production, and outlines actions that will provide the customer with a suite of products that are more useful, up-to-date, and safer to navigate with. It is not a plan for the maintenance of individual charts, but a strategy to improve all charts.
Public participation in scientific research is a growing trend in our increasingly "crowdsourced" world. Citizen science, as it is called, typically involves data collection by members of the public who pass their information along to researchers trying to answer real-world questions. Currently, more than 65 citizen science projects within NOAA provide opportunities for people to engage in scientific investigation. View some of the popular citizen science projects at the National Ocean Service!
Did you know that the U.S. coastal economy employs over 50 million people and accounts for over $6.6 trillion in Gross Domestic Product? Keep an eye out for #OceanEconomy Facebook and Twitter posts this month from NOAA's Office for Coastal Management. See how our coasts, ocean, and Great Lakes are a huge part of our national economy—and learn about community-based tools and data sets for documenting and understanding coastal economic impacts from NOAA's Digital Coast.
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