There's a lot going on at NOAA's National Ocean Service.
NOAA's Office of Coast Survey, the nation's nautical chartmaker, provides a suite of products to help make maritime transportation safe for all users. The Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) is the authoritative source for accurate, reliable, and timely water-level and current measurements. Explore free NOAA products available from these offices to help make your next trip an enjoyable one.
Scientists have discovered that some of the chemicals found in sunscreen and other personal health products also threaten the health of coral reefs.
Did you know that the last time you spent a night in a beachfront bed and breakfast or enjoyed a seafood meal overlooking the ocean, you were supporting an industry that employs millions of people?
A new web-based interactive tool for ocean mapping and planning provides professional users and the general public with opportunities to explore the ocean from their own computer.
Thousands of oil spills happen every year, and most pollution cases don’t make the news. See how NOAA uses science to figure out exactly what damage has been done so that ecosystems can be restored.
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Marine Biologist. Geodesist. Graphic Designer. These are just a few of the wide variety of jobs held by people who work for the National Ocean Service. Head over to our Career Profiles to meet some of our staff and get quick links to NOAA careers, volunteerism, and internships.