Sargassum: From Sea to Shore
What is Sargassum, where does it comes from, and what happens when it washes ashore?
The Inflation Reduction Act is a historic, federal government-wide investment that furthers NOAA’s efforts to build a Climate-Ready Nation. As part of this investment, NOAA will work with a variety of partners in coastal and Great Lakes communities to develop and support durable, local capacity to adapt to climate change impacts, while growing economies, protecting fisheries, addressing environmental justice, and developing a climate-ready workforce.
When it comes to oil spills and their impacts on marine environments, water and oil don’t mix. In this episode, we chat with an oil spill response expert, Doug Helton, regional operations supervisor for NOAA’s Office of Response and Restoration, Emergency Response Division, and discuss some weird facts about oil and oil contamination.
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is a transformational opportunity to make an impact against the climate crisis across the country through multiple funding opportunities. As part of this law, $1.467 billion is being invested to help coastal communities build the future they want to see. Investing in high-impact natural infrastructure projects that build coastal resilience, create jobs, store carbon, and restore habitat.
NOAA and the University of New Hampshire are expanding a 24-year ocean and Great Lakes mapping partnership through the creation of a new Center of Excellence for Operational Ocean and Great Lakes Mapping. The partnership will help build a workforce ready to tackle the mapping challenges of the future, and further our understanding of our changing ocean and coasts.
In this episode, we're heading to the Florida Keys, the only place in the continental United States with shallow water coral reefs. We're joined by Brenda Altmeier, maritime heritage coordinator for Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, to tell us the story of the Florida Keys through maritime history.
On September 17, 2023, the National Geodetic Survey collected aerial damage assessment images in the aftermath of Hurricane Lee. Imagery was collected in specific areas by NOAA aircraft, identified by NOAA in coordination with FEMA and other state and federal partners.
The NOS Modeling Advisory Board has released a five-year strategy to improve prediction of risks to coastal and Great Lakes communities facing the physical and economic threats posed by climate change. As part of this strategy, NOS will work with partners across NOAA, other federal agencies, academia, industry, nonprofits, and local, state, and tribal governments to advance models that will meet the public’s need for reliable predictions of coastal conditions.
From August 31 - September 2, 2023, the National Geodetic Survey collected aerial damage assessment images in the aftermath of Hurricane Idalia. Imagery was collected in specific areas by NOAA aircraft, identified by NOAA in coordination with FEMA and other state and federal partners. Collected images are available to view online via the NGS aerial imagery viewer.
Restoring wetlands helps protect adjacent infrastructure at North Carolina's Michael J. Smith Field Airport from sea level rise.
In this video message, NOS Assistant Administrator Nicole LeBoeuf shares a major advancement in NOAA’s capability to predict high tide flooding that is available for public use. Learn more about the monthly High Tide Flooding Outlook.
This secured 2,001 acres of ecologically significant land includes wetlands, tributaries, and feeder streams, all crucial to the health of Lake Superior’s coastal resources.
Ocean temperatures have steadily increased over the last several months. Learn more about marine heat waves - what they are, how they are observed and measured, and why the current marine heat wave in South Florida is so significant.
Learn more about infrastructure projects that intentionally use natural and nature-based habitats and processes to reduce risks and deliver multiple economic, social, and environmental benefits.