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Tropical Storm Isaias, seen here by GOES East on Aug. 3, 2020, at 7:30 a.m. ET
Isaias Damage Assessment Imagery

On August 3, the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) began collecting aerial damage assessment images of areas affected by Tropical Storm Isaias. Imagery is being collected in specific areas identified by NOAA in coordination with the U.S. Coast Guard. Collected images are available to view online via the NGS aerial imagery viewer.

a ship with containers moving into a port
Precision Navigation

Meet the next generation of integrated marine navigation services, tailored for our nation's busiest waterways.

an image of the Lake Erie with a green algal bloom
Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom Forecast Improved

The Lake Erie HAB Forecast now uses a new model to better understand what's going on beneath the surface of Lake Erie. In addition, the forecast website is easier to use, with animations and dashboards to help users better understand maps and key elements.

marine life
U.S. Marine Biodiversity Observing Network

The U.S. Marine Biodiversity Observation Network aims to ensure that scientists not only notice changes in biodiversity at locations around the nation, but also have the tools in place to better understand what these changes tell us about ocean health over time.

aerial view of Deepwater Horizon during the oil spill
Advances in Oil Spill Science and Technology

Ten years later, we look at a few examples of how lessons learned during and research following Deepwater Horizon have better prepared the agency to provide expert scientific support for future events.

The Top 40

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  1. Isaias Damage Assessment Imagery Available
    4 Aug 2020
  2. Precision Navigation
    9 Jul 2020
  3. Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom Forecast Improved
    9 Jul 2020
  4. NOAA's Emergency Response Imagery
    1 Jul 2020
  5. U.S. Marine Biodiversity Observing Network
    5 Jun 2020
  6. Summer High Tide Bulletin
    1 Jun 2020
  7. Advances in Oil Spill Science and Technology
    19 Apr 2020
  8. What is a bilby tower?
    30 Mar 2020
  9. Spring High Tide Bulletin
    2 Mar 2020
  10. Exploring the Secrets of Marsh Happiness
    18 Feb 2020
  11. National Ocean Service Annual Report
    8 Jan 2020
  12. Winter High Tide Bulletin
    5 Dec 2019
  13. Corals Week 2019
    2 Dec 2019
  14. Native American Heritage Month
    5 Nov 2019
  15. Tracking Marine Animals Worldwide (on the World Wide Web!)
    28 Oct 2019
  16. A Tale of Two Feet
    7 Oct 2019
  17. NOAA 2020 Tide Tables are Available
    3 Oct 2019
  18. National Estuaries Week Gets Active
    12 Sep 2019
  19. Harmful Algal Blooms: Regional Information
    12 Sep 2019
  20. Fall 2019 High Tide Bulletin
    9 Sep 2019
  21. Hurricane Dorian Damage Assessment Imagery
    9 Sep 2019
  22. NOAA Responds to Ongoing Outbreak of Coral Disease in Florida
    18 Jul 2019
  23. Assessing Barry's Damage to Coastal Communities from the Air
    17 Jul 2019
  24. NOAA report: Growth in U.S. Ocean Economic Sectors Continues to Outpace Overall Economy
    18 Jun 2019
  25. Summer 2019 High Tide Bulletin
    18 Jun 2019
  26. A Boatload of Nautical Products
    20 May 2019
  27. Skincare Chemicals and Coral Reefs
    13 May 2019
  28. Ocean Tourism and Recreation
    10 May 2019
  29. NOAA Science Helps Restore Coastal Places
    17 Apr 2019
  30. Citizen Science
    11 Apr 2019
  31. Protecting Our Ocean — and Our Bottom Line
    25 Mar 2019
  32. Reaching New Heights
    20 Mar 2019
  33. Making Waves: Notable Women in Ocean Science
    13 Mar 2019
  34. NOAA's Role in Dealing with Oil and Chemical Spills
    12 Mar 2019
  35. Spring 2019 High Tide Bulletin
    6 Mar 2019
  36. NOS Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Report
    7 Feb 2019
  37. Winter High Tide Bulletin
    6 Dec 2018
  38. Corals Week 2018
    3 Dec 2018
  39. How do we make nautical charts?
    26 Nov 2018
  40. 2018 Pacific Expeditions: Corals and Clean-Up
    14 Nov 2018