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Garbage that isn’t properly disposed in cities often makes its way to the ocean via streams and rivers.
Restoring Coastal Places

Thousands of oil spills happen every year, and most pollution cases don’t make the news. But when there’s a major oil spill or pollutant found in the water, you hear about it. Local, state, and federal government agencies rush to clean up the mess. In many cases, after a few days or weeks, it’s out of the spotlight. This is just the beginning of the story, however. In can take years or decades for waterways to recover from pollution. NOAA is just one of the federal government agencies tasked with settling in for the long haul. Its role is to use science to figure out exactly what damage has been done so that ecosystems can be restored.

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Citizen Science

Public participation in scientific research is a growing trend in our increasingly crowdsourced world. See how you can help!

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Protecting Our Ocean — and Our Bottom Line

Improving the health of our ocean requires investment. But that investment doesn’t have to be a choice between our planet and our pocketbooks.

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Citizen Science

Public participation in scientific research is a growing trend in our increasingly crowdsourced world. Citizen science, as it is called, typically involves data collection by members of the public who pass their information along to researchers trying to answer real-world questions. See how you can help!

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Women's History Month

In recognition of Women’s History Month, we’re honoring a few notable women with careers tied to ocean science.

The Top 40

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

  1. NOAA Science Helps Restore Coastal Places
    17 Apr 2019
  2. Citizen Science
    11 Apr 2019
  3. Protecting Our Ocean — and Our Bottom Line
    25 Mar 2019
  4. Reaching New Heights
    20 Mar 2019
  5. Making Waves: Notable Women in Ocean Science
    13 Mar 2019
  6. NOAA's Role in Dealing with Oil and Chemical Spills
    12 Mar 2019
  7. Spring 2019 High Tide Bulletin
    6 Mar 2019
  8. NOS Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Report
    7 Feb 2019
  9. Winter High Tide Bulletin
    6 Dec 2018
  10. Corals Week 2018
    3 Dec 2018
  11. How do we make nautical charts?
    26 Nov 2018
  12. 2018 Pacific Expeditions: Corals and Clean-Up
    14 Nov 2018
  13. NOAA 2019 Tide Tables are Available
    8 Nov 2018
  14. Nature’s Power to Heal and Teach
    7 Nov 2018
  15. Top Five: Weird Ocean Phenomena
    24 Oct 2018
  16. NOAA Expands Coastal Opportunities for People with Disabilities
    15 Oct 2018
  17. Hurricane Michael: NOAA Damage Assessment Aerial Imagery
    12 Oct 2018
  18. A Guide to Plastic in the Ocean
    20 Sep 2018
  19. Hurricane Florence: NOAA Damage Assessment Aerial Imagery
    18 Sep 2018
  20. High Tide Bulletin: Fall 2018
    7 Sep 2018
  21. High Tide Bulletin: Fall 2018
    7 Sep 2018
  22. Responding to Severe Weather Events
    18 Jun 2018
  23. World Hydrography Day Reddit "Ask Us Anything"
    7 Jun 2018
  24. Hope for Corals: Growing Species Resilience in Coral Nurseries
    7 Jun 2018
  25. NOAA report: U.S. Ocean Economic Sectors Growing Twice as Fast as Overall Economy
    3 Jun 2018
  26. Ten Common Words with Uncommon Meanings in Spill Response
    8 May 2018
  27. Travel and Tourism Week: Ocean Tourism and Recreation Spotlight
    7 May 2018
  28. New real-time data system helps Miami seaport safely bring in ships
    3 Apr 2018
  29. New NOAA Report Looks at National Coastal Flood Vulnerability
    19 Mar 2018
  30. Taking Data Further with Standards
    19 Mar 2018
  31. High Tide Bulletin: Spring 2018
    1 Mar 2018
  32. International Year of the Reef
    15 Feb 2018
  33. Celebrate Estuaries
    2 Feb 2018
  34. Sanctuary Ocean Count
    30 Jan 2018
  35. The Advent of the Modern-Day Shipping Container
    30 Jan 2018
  36. Common Phrases with a Nautical Origin
    24 Jan 2018
  37. Precision Navigation
    9 Jan 2018
  38. Celebrate the Valor and Value of Our Nation’s Birds
    5 Jan 2018
  39. Just for Kids: NOAA Resources
    21 Dec 2017
  40. Two Brothers Shipwreck Added to National Register of Historic Places
    18 Dec 2017
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NOS Career Profiles

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.

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