New Ocean Mapping Strategy
NOAA Coast Survey’s new strategy supports charting mandates and broader seafloor mapping.
The Oil Pollution Act of 1990 is historic legislation that gives NOAA and other agencies the authority to address impacts to natural resources caused by oil spills in U.S. waters and shorelines, and to hold polluters accountable. This month, our Office of Response and Restoration shares blogs, story maps, and more to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Act.
From Aug. 3-5, the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) collected aerial damage assessment images of areas affected by Tropical Storm Isaias. Imagery was collected in specific areas identified by NOAA in coordination with the U.S. Coast Guard. Collected images are available to view online via the NGS aerial imagery viewer.
Beach dunes, mangroves, wetlands, rain gardens, and bioswales are just a few examples of what experts call natural and nature-based infrastructure. In our latest podcast, Kim Penn from NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management talks about how simple nature-based systems not only minimize coastal flooding, erosion, and runoff — but also form wonderful areas for recreation and tourism.
The Lake Erie HAB Forecast now incorporates a 3D hydrodynamic model to better understand what's going on beneath the surface of Lake Erie, critical to managing drinking water intakes and prime fishing spots. In addition, the forecast website is easier to use, with animations and dashboards to help users better understand maps and key elements.
In our latest post, I’ve asked William Sweet, an oceanographer from our Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS), to share highlights from the 2019 State of U.S. High Tide Flooding with a 2020 Outlook, and what NOS is doing to address a nationwide problem commonly known as “high tide flooding.”
coastal ocean science
tides and currents