This story map provides updates to Coast Survey's 2017 hydrographic survey season plans. These surveys measure water depths and identify new navigational hazards to keep the nation's suite of nautical charts up to date.
See how coastal water levels from southeastern Florida to Delaware were impacted by 2016's Hurricane Matthew as the storm traveled along the coast. Water levels at seven NOAA tide stations exceeded historical maximums.
Tropical cyclones frequently affect the offshore and coastal waters of the U.S. This story map highlights the modeled, historical exposure of U.S. waters to tropical cyclone winds for the period 1900-2013.
North Carolina has some of the best conditions to support offshore wind energy in the Southeast U.S. See how NOAA and partners mapped the sea floor in this area to find the best spots for potential wind energy sites.
Learn about efforts to preserve one of the nation's oldest survey baselines created by Alexander Dallas Bache, a pioneer in using geodesy to create accurate nautical charts along the Atlantic coast in the 1800s.
Maps, visuals, and stories help translate scientific whale and dolphin modeled data into more easily understood information needed for making ocean and coastal management decisions.
Scientists at Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary use unmanned submersibles to better keep track of changing conditions. Dive in to see how they do it and what they've found.
There are about 120,000 workers in the commercial fishing industry around the U.S. Explore the diversity of commercial fishing activities with maps, charts, and photos to see how this is reflected in the workforce.
The Economics: National Ocean Watch data set provides time series statistics on the ocean and Great Lakes economy. Take a tour to learn about the six sectors represented in this data.
Understanding human use of the ocean is essential for making ocean and coastal management decisions. NOAA developed a participatory mapping process that engages ocean use communities in documenting their expert knowledge.
The health of our nation's economy is tied to the health of the oceans and Great Lakes. The resources of the oceans and Great Lakes create jobs across the country and increase the quality of life for all Americans.
From 1996-2010, about 50 percent of the total population growth of urbanized areas in the nation was in the coastal regions. Take a deep dive into coastal population growth patterns.
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