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Weekly News: June 2009

Retrieving a current meter

CO-OPS Requests Customer Feedback

The Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) invites customers to participate in an American Customer Satisfaction Index Survey. Your participation will help CO-OPS improve its water level and tidal current products and customer services. More...

NOAA volunteers planting underwater grasses

NOAA Restoration Day 2009

On June 18, scores of NOAA employees and partners participated in the sixth annual NOAA Restoration Day at sites in Maryland and Virginia. NOAA Restoration Day, organized by the National Ocean Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service, is one of the largest voluntary federal employee-sponsored environmental stewardship events in the Chesapeake Bay watershed region. More...

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Elevating to a New Reference: Positioning Activities Worth $2.4 Billion Annually

For over 200 years, NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS) has defined and managed the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS). More...

Turtle egg

Forensic Science Bolsters Prosecution of Environmental Crime Cases

The Marine Forensics Program of the National Ocean Service is focused on one goal – supporting enforcement of our nation’s laws which protect valuable fisheries resources, marine mammals, and endangered species. More...

Fish in Gray's Reef NMS

Rockin' the Bottom: Fish and Habitat of Gray's Reef

The nooks and crannies, bumps and ledges of the reefs within Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary (GRNMS) provide plenty of places for critters to latch on to and for fish to hide. More...

SCAD theater in GA

The Big Screen and the Deep Blue Sea

Cannes, Sundance, Toronto – auteurs and aficionados alike flock to these places each year to view what's new in feature and documentary filmmaking. But you probably don't know that every summer in Savannah, Georgia, the nearby Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary hosts its own Ocean Film Festival. More...