Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management Web Sites

Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management page

Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM)

This Web site provides information for coastal resource managers, planners, educators, scientists, and others interested in balancing the conservation and use of our nation's coastal, estuarine, and ocean resources.

National Estuarine Research Reserve System page

National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS)

This Web site describes the National Estuarine Research Reserve System, a network of 28 protected estuarine areas throughout the nation in which ecological research and environmental education is conducted. The program, mandated by the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972, is a partnership between the National Ocean Service's Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management and coastal states.

CICEET Web Site

The Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology (CICEET)

As a NOAA-University of New Hampshire partnership, CICEET develops and applies tools to detect, prevent, and reverse the impacts of coastal pollution and habitat degradation on coastal ecosystems and communities.

NOAA coral reef conservation Web site

NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program

This Web site contains the latest news on NOAA's coral reef conservation activities. It also includes information on coral reef funding opportunities throughout NOAA and resources for students and educators interested in learning about coral reefs.

Marine Protected Areas Program page

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

This is the official U.S. Web site on marine protected areas. The purpose of the Web site is to provide information and resources that assist in national dialogue and decision making about MPAs. This Web site also allows users to search an online inventory database of marine managed areas using a variety of parameters.

National Estuarine Research Reserve System page

Estuaries: Where Rivers Meet the Sea

This is the official Web site for National Estuaries Day and a resource for teachers, students, and anyone interested in learning more about estuaries. National Estuaries Day is an annual interagency celebration that takes place on the last Saturday in September.

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