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The Sea Level Rise Technical Report provides U.S. regional sea level scenarios to help coastal communities plan for and adapt to risks from rising sea levels. This photo shows flooding in Norfolk, Virginia, in 2014.
2022 Sea Level Rise Report: Guide Now Available

Community planners and decision makers now have an application guide to help them plan for the significant sea level rise the United States is expected to see in the next 30 years. The guide is a response to the Interagency Sea Level Rise report, which projected about a foot of higher waters, on average, along U.S. coastlines by 2050. That is as much sea level rise in 30 years as the country witnessed in the previous century.

coastal flooding in South Carolina
Summer High Tide Bulletin

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 June and August 2022.

mv ever forward
Container Ship MV Ever Forward is Moving Again

The large container ship waylaid in the Chesapeake Bay for weeks was back on the move by early morning on Sunday, April 17. The MV Ever Forward went aground in the mud close to Annapolis, Maryland, on March 13 after traveling south out of the Port of Baltimore.

aerial view of Hartville, Missouri
NOAA Science Behind Marking the New U.S. Center of Population

The United States has a new center of population, with NOAA marking the spot in the Ozark Mountains. Learn about the geodetic science behind this effort.

ocean coast with New York City in background
2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report

The Sea Level Rise Technical Report provides the most up-to-date sea level rise projections available for all U.S. states and territories. This multi-agency effort offers projections out to the year 2150 and information to help communities assess potential changes in average tide heights and height-specific threshold frequencies as they strive to adapt to sea level rise.

The Top 40

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  1. Application Guide for the 2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report Now Available
    22 Jun 2022
  2. NOAA Summer High Tide Bulletin
    16 May 2022
  3. Container Ship MV Ever Forward is Moving Again
    18 Apr 2022
  4. The NOAA Science Behind Marking the U.S. Census Center of Population
    21 Mar 2022
  5. NOAA Spring High Tide Bulletin
    16 Feb 2022
  6. 2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report
    15 Feb 2022
  7. Major Update to NOAA's Coastal County Snapshots
    18 Jan 2022
  8. National Ocean Service Annual Report
    10 Jan 2022
  9. Winter High Tide Bulletin
    22 Nov 2021
  10. Over $130 Million to Restore 10 Polluted Waterways Across the Country
    9 Nov 2021
  11. NOAA Awards $15.2M for Harmful Algal Bloom Research
    27 Oct 2021
  12. NOAA Proposes Connecticut National Estuarine Research Reserve
    17 Sep 2021
  13. International Guidelines on Natural and Nature-Based Features for Flood Risk Management
    8 Sep 2021
  14. Hurricane Henri Emergency Response Imagery
    24 Aug 2021
  15. Fall High Tide Bulletin
    13 Aug 2021
  16. Coral Reefs and Coastal Communities: Trends from Socioeconomic Surveying in South Florida
    10 Aug 2021
  17. Now Available: Enhanced Gulf of Mexico Harmful Algal Bloom Forecasting Products
    21 Jul 2021
  18. NOAA Celebrates 30 Years of Safer Marine Navigation Through PORTS®
    19 Jul 2021
  19. Global Platform Initiates Plan to Save Coral Reefs
    7 Jul 2021
  20. Summer High Tide Bulletin
    11 May 2021
  21. Celebrating 50 Years of Internationally Important Wetlands
    7 May 2021
  22. NOAA Launches First National Rip Current Forecast Model
    6 Apr 2021
  23. Making Waves: Notable Women in Ocean Science
    1 Mar 2021
  24. Spring High Tide Bulletin
    26 Feb 2021
  25. 5 Ocean Terms You May Not Know — But Should!
    8 Feb 2021
  26. NOAA Tide and Tidal Current Predictions Available Online
    6 Jan 2021
  27. 2020 Year in Review
    4 Jan 2021
  28. Winter High Tide Bulletin
    10 Dec 2020
  29. A Tale of Three Datums: Keeping Up With an Ever-changing Earth
    16 Nov 2020
  30. Hurricane Zeta Emergency Response Imagery Available Online
    29 Oct 2020
  31. Hurricane Delta Emergency Response Imagery Available Online
    11 Oct 2020
  32. Estuary Education Goes Virtual
    21 Sep 2020
  33. Hurricane Sally Aerial Damage Assessment Imagery Available
    18 Sep 2020
  34. NOAA Improves Marine Navigation Near Georgia and New Hampshire Naval Bases
    10 Sep 2020
  35. Fall High Tide Bulletin
    1 Sep 2020
  36. Hurricane Laura Aerial Damage Assessment Imagery Available
    28 Aug 2020
  37. IOOS Ocean Technology Transition Project Grants Announced
    26 Aug 2020
  38. Common Misconceptions about the Ocean
    18 Aug 2020
  39. Isaias Damage Assessment Imagery Available
    4 Aug 2020
  40. Precision Navigation
    9 Jul 2020