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Barry Imagery Available

Aerial images from the National Geodetic Survey are available for viewing and download as flights continue along the Gulf of Mexico coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Barry.

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Ocean Economy Update

The latest economic figures in NOAA’s report on the U.S. Ocean and Great Lakes Economy are available.

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A Boatload of Nautical Products

Explore free NOAA products available from these offices to help make your next trip an enjoyable one.

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Skincare Chemicals and Coral Reefs

Scientists have discovered that some of the chemicals found in sunscreen and other personal health products also threaten the health of coral reefs.

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Travel and Tourism

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?

The Top 40

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

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

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