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News Highlights

There's a lot going on at NOAA's National Ocean Service.

Aerial imagery surrounding Machiasport, Maine
Hurricane Lee Emergency Response Imagery

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. Collected images are available to view online via the NGS aerial imagery viewer.

Hypothetical oil spill simulation in Haro Strait, WA
NOS releases modeling strategy

As part of a recently released, multiyear 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.

Damaged homes located in Horshoe Beach, Florida
Hurricane Idalia: Aerial Imagery

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.

Understanding, restoring, and protecting natural and nature-based systems that store carbon will be one of the essential elements of a climate change mitigation strategy. Jenny Davis (NCCOS) inspects a peat core from Swan Island (Chesapeake Bay) that will be analyzed for carbon content prior to and after restoration with dredged sediment placement. Credit: NOAA.
Coastal Resilience

As a result of ongoing sea level rise and an increase in extreme storm events, coastal resilience — or the ability of communities to recover after hazardous coastal events — is now a national priority. This story presents a few examples of how the National Ocean Service improves resilience by providing science-based solutions, funding, and training.

National Marine Mammal Foundation veterinarian performs a dental exam
Studying the health of dolphins after pollution

After an oil spill or release of industrial chemicals, it is important to determine if the health of wild dolphins has been impacted. In some cases, a team of scientists and veterinarians may temporarily capture wild dolphins to assess their health.

The Top 40

Looking for a recent story? Here are our latest 40 posts.

  1. Hurricane Lee Emergency Response Imagery
    17 Sep 2023
  2. NOS releases modeling strategy
    1 Sep 2023
  3. Hurricane Idalia: Aerial Imagery
    31 Aug 2023
  4. Coastal Resilience: How the National Ocean Service supports this national priority
    18 Aug 2023
  5. Studying the health of dolphins after pollution
    10 Mar 2023
  6. December 2022 water levels break eight historical records
    19 Jan 2023
  7. NOS Fiscal Year 2022: Year in Review
    18 Jan 2023
  8. NOAA to Launch Major Advancement in Seasonal High Tide Flooding Predictions
    14 Dec 2022
  9. Corals Week 2022
    2 Dec 2022
  10. Meet the International Coral Reef Initiative
    2 Dec 2022
  11. NOAA Winter High Tide Bulletin
    15 Nov 2022
  12. Save Spectacular: Celebrating 50 Years of National Marine Sanctuaries
    21 Oct 2022
  13. Looking Back and Looking Forward
    11 Oct 2022
  14. Hurricane Ian: Damage Assessment Imagery Available
    30 Sep 2022
  15. Ramping Up Renewable Energy: How NOS is helping boost offshore wind energy in the US
    21 Sep 2022
  16. NOAA Fall High Tide Bulletin
    16 Aug 2022
  17. 2021 National Ocean Service Science Report
    20 Jul 2022
  18. Mapping the Gaps in Our Ocean Knowledge with Seabed 2030
    29 Jun 2022
  19. Application Guide for the 2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report Now Available
    22 Jun 2022
  20. NOAA Summer High Tide Bulletin
    16 May 2022
  21. Container Ship MV Ever Forward is Moving Again
    18 Apr 2022
  22. The NOAA Science Behind Marking the U.S. Census Center of Population
    21 Mar 2022
  23. NOAA Spring High Tide Bulletin
    16 Feb 2022
  24. 2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report
    15 Feb 2022
  25. Major Update to NOAA's Coastal County Snapshots
    18 Jan 2022
  26. National Ocean Service Annual Report
    10 Jan 2022
  27. Winter High Tide Bulletin
    22 Nov 2021
  28. Over $130 Million to Restore 10 Polluted Waterways Across the Country
    9 Nov 2021
  29. NOAA Awards $15.2M for Harmful Algal Bloom Research
    27 Oct 2021
  30. NOAA Proposes Connecticut National Estuarine Research Reserve
    17 Sep 2021
  31. International Guidelines on Natural and Nature-Based Features for Flood Risk Management
    8 Sep 2021
  32. Hurricane Henri Emergency Response Imagery
    24 Aug 2021
  33. Fall High Tide Bulletin
    13 Aug 2021
  34. Coral Reefs and Coastal Communities: Trends from Socioeconomic Surveying in South Florida
    10 Aug 2021
  35. Now Available: Enhanced Gulf of Mexico Harmful Algal Bloom Forecasting Products
    21 Jul 2021
  36. NOAA Celebrates 30 Years of Safer Marine Navigation Through PORTS®
    19 Jul 2021
  37. Global Platform Initiates Plan to Save Coral Reefs
    7 Jul 2021
  38. Summer High Tide Bulletin
    11 May 2021
  39. Celebrating 50 Years of Internationally Important Wetlands
    7 May 2021
  40. NOAA Launches First National Rip Current Forecast Model
    6 Apr 2021