Go Mobile with NOS

Get Ocean and Coastal Info on the Go

1. Mobile Websites

  • NOS website icon National Ocean Service. Bookmark the National Ocean Service site to get news, Ocean Facts, podcasts, images, and video on the go.
  • CAMEO Chemicals icon CAMEO Chemicals. CAMEO Chemicals is a tool designed for people who are involved in hazardous material incident response and planning. This tool is part of the CAMEO software suite developed by NOS's Office of Response and Restoration, the Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Emergency Management, and the U.S. Coast Guard.
  • NOAA Coastal Services Center icon C-CAP Land Cover Atlas. This interactive map from the NOAA Coastal Services Center provides an easy way to access data derived through NOAA's Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP). C-CAP uses multiple dates of remotely sensed imagery to produce nationally standardized land cover and land change information for the coastal regions of the U.S. These products provide inventories of coastal intertidal areas, wetlands, and adjacent uplands.
  • Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services icon Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services. Looking for information on tides and currents? This site from NOS's Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services, also known as "CO-OPS," is where you want to head. CO-OPS and its predecessors have gathered tide and currents information along our nation's coasts for over 200 years.
  • Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System icon Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System. This mobile site from National Marine Fisheries Service's Chesapeake Bay Office provides real-time observations from buoys within the Chesapeake Bay Interpretive Buoy System.
  • Coral Reef Conservation Program icon Coral Reef Conservation Program. This mobile site from NOS's Coral Reef Conservation Program serves up news and feature stories, coral facts, photos, and more straight to smartphone users. The new site includes a mobile-optimized version of a glossary and acronyms from the NOAA Coral Reef Information System (CoRIS).
  • NOAA Coastal Services Center icon Digital Coast. This site is the primary delivery mechanism for NOAA Coastal Services Center web-based products and services, including data, tools, training, case studies (stories from the field), and how-to resources showing users how to apply Digital Coast resources.
  • Hawaii Tsunami Information Service icon Hawai'i Tsunami Information Service. This mobile site, from NOAA's Pacific Services Center and the State of Hawai'i, provides residents and visitors of the State of Hawai`i easy, online access to the state's tsunami evacuation zone maps as well as information about potential risks, how to prepare, and what to do in the event of a tsunami. 
  • NOAA Education Resources icon Education Resources. NOAA offers a wide variety of ocean- and coast-related education resources in a mobile-friendly website, with topics ranging from marine mammals, to ocean currents, to life in an estuary.
  • Marine Forecasts icon Marine Forecasts. This mobile site from NOAA's National Weather Service offers marine forecast observations such as high seas, offshore, and local conditions.
  • Mobile Emergency Response Imagery icon Mobile Emergency Response Imagery. NOS's National Geodetic Survey is developing a new mobile site to deliver aerial imagery needed by field responders following events like hurricanes or tornados. While still in development, imagery for 2012's Hurricane Sandy and 2011's Hurricane Irene and Joplin, Missouri tornado are available now.
  • National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science icon National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science. This site from NOS's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science delivers news, information, tools, and research from NOS's focal point for coastal ocean science. While still in development, most site pages are designed to dynamically scale to fit any screen, from smartphone to tablet to jumbotron.
  • NOAA Coastal Services Center icon NOAA Coastal Services Center. This is the main site for the NOAA Coastal Services Center. The Center delivers data, tools, training, and technical assistance in core areas of expertise including geospatial technologies, training, and social science.
  • PORTS Navigation Observations and Predictions icon PORTS® Coastal Observations and Predictions. This mobile site from NOS's Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services provides coastal navigation observations and predictions for busy ports around the nation. Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System, or PORTS®, provides mariners with information ranging from water levels to winds to water temperature.
  • Real-Time Data from Research Reserves icon Real-Time Data from Research Reserves. This mobile site offers access to real-time weather and water quality data available from the System-Wide Monitoring Program of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS). The app was developed by the NERRS Centralized Data Management Office, which is supported through a cooperative agreement between NOAA's Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management and the University of South Carolina.
  • NOAA Coastal Services Center icon Sea Level Rise Viewer. This interactive data viewer from the NOAA Coastal Services Center provides coastal managers and scientists with a preliminary look at sea level rise and coastal flooding impacts. The viewer is a screening-level tool that uses nationally consistent data sets and analyses. Data and maps provided can be used at several scales to help gauge trends and prioritize actions for different scenarios.
  • PacIOOS Mobile icon

    PacIOOS Voyager. This mobile site, from the Pacific Islands Ocean Observing Systems (part of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System®), provides easy access to real-time ocean observations, forecasts, and related information for the Pacific region.

  • FishAlerts! Mobile icon

    FishAlerts!. This mobile site is an all-in-one NOAA app enabling you to pinpoint your location relative to marine protected area boundaries. The app is fully integrated with NOAA weather and tide data and boasts Facebook and Twitter integration, making it easy to upload pictures of your catch to the most widely used social networks.


2. iOS Apps


3. Android Apps


Go Mobile

This page provides a handy reference of all ocean- and coast-related mobile websites and free applications produced by or in partnership with NOAA.

A mobile website is a version of a standard website that is optimized for viewing on mobile devices. A mobile app is a stand-alone application designed to run on a smartphone or other mobile device. Typically, apps must be downloaded and installed from an online store.

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But wait, there's more! While the compilation of sites and apps presented here are focused on ocean and coasts, you can find a wider variety of NOAA mobile-friendly sites and applications at

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