There's a lot going on at NOAA's National Ocean Service.
The country’s research reserves are about more than simply enjoying or experiencing; they’re about doing. These places — and their staff, volunteers, and visitors — conserve, study, educate, clean, restore, and unite. We encourage you to head out to your favorite reserve, get actively involved, and post a photo on social media with #IDidThis. For inspiration, we offer a few examples of the actions the reserves, and the people who love them, have taken to make a difference.
If you live near the coast or the Great Lakes, you've probably experienced a harmful algal bloom — HAB for short. Visit our new portal for region-specific HAB information, links, and resources.
From September 4-7, the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) collected U.S. aerial damage assessment images for Hurricane Dorian. Imagery was collected in specific areas identified by NOAA in coordination with FEMA and other state and federal partners.
There are some factors that cause the tides to be higher than what is "normally" seen from day to day. View our bulletin to see when you may experience higher than normal high tides for the period of time between September and November, 2019.
Florida's coral reefs are experiencing a multi-year outbreak of stony coral tissue loss disease. Here is a description of the problem, what NOAA and partners are doing in response to the problem, and how you can help.
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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.