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What's New: July 2012

Image of the Sanctuary Exploration Center in Santa Cruz, California

NOAA Sanctuary Exploration Center Opens in Santa Cruz

On July 23, the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary and the city of Santa Cruz celebrated the opening of the Sanctuary Exploration Center. This state-of-the-art facility was designed to foster stewardship of the region’s marine ecosystem. More...

aerial view of coastal flooding following Hurricane Katrina in 2005

Prepare for Coastal Flooding with New NOAA Website

NOAA recently released a new website to help protect communities, people, and property from the devastation of coastal flooding. The NOAA storm surge website provides important information to help communities prepare for storm surge. More...

coral reef and fish

New Classification Standard for Marine Planning, Habitat Monitoring, and Management

After nearly a decade of dedicated effort, NOAA and partners have developed a comprehensive national framework for organizing information about coasts, oceans, and their living systems. More...