In this story map, NOAA Sanctuaries honors the African American men and women who faced the horrors of slavery and generations of systemic racism to help build the nation's sanctuary communities and our maritime nation.
NOAA hydrographic survey ships and contractors are preparing for the 2018 hydrographic survey season. Operations are scheduled for maritime priority areas around the country and are outlined in Coast Survey’s living story map.
Storm surge results in flooding and has a powerful effect on the coastal zone, but how will storm surge look in the future? This story map shows simulations for storm surge in four areas of the Gulf of Mexico.
Pacific Islander/Asian American Heritage Month was established to recognize the history, concerns, contributions, and achievements of Pacific Islander/Asian Americans.
This story map outlines the history of U.S. marine boundaries, how they have changed over time, and how current boundary data have been developed in support of offshore energy and marine planning communities.
MPAs are special places set aside to help protect and restore marine life and habitats in the ocean and Great Lakes. These marine parks also provide countless opportunities to experience our ocean and coastal waters.
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.
There are about 120,000 workers in the U.S. commercial fishing industry. 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 (E-NOW) data set provides time series statistics on the ocean and Great Lakes economy. Take a tour with this story map 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.
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.
This story map takes you on a journey through some of the most remote and pristine locations on the planet. Follow along with researchers during an 88-day mission to survey and study coral reef ecosystems.
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.
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