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News Highlights

There's a lot going on at NOAA's National Ocean Service.

osprey on the nest
NOAA Proposes Connecticut National Estuarine Research Reserve

In September 2021, NOAA and the state of Connecticut began to solicit public comment on a proposed Connecticut National Estuarine Research Reserve located along Long Island Sound. If approved, this site could become the 30th U.S. estuarine research reserve as soon as January 2022, and would help conserve valuable wetland habitat, consistent with President Biden’s America the Beautiful initiative.

A researcher checks planted seagrass on the coastline of Swan Island in Chesapeake Bay
International Guidelines on Natural and Nature-Based Features for Flood Risk Management

The publication of the Guidelines is the culmination of a five-year collaboration between NOAA, USACE, and many international partners, including more than 175 international authors and contributors from more than 75 organizations and 10 countries.

Hurricane Ida, seen here by GOES East satellite shortly after making landfall.
Hurricane Ida Imagery

On August 30, the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) began collecting aerial images in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. Imagery is being collected in specific areas identified by NOAA in coordination with FEMA and other state and federal partners.

Hurricane Henri, seen here by GOES East satellite before making landfall.
Hurricane Henri Imagery

From August 23-24, the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) collected aerial images in the aftermath of Hurricane Henri.

coastal flooding in South Carolina
Fall High Tide Bulletin

View our bulletin to see when you may experience higher than normal high tides for the period of time between September and November, 2021.

The Top 40

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  1. NOAA Proposes Connecticut National Estuarine Research Reserve
    17 Sep 2021
  2. Hurricane Henri Emergency Response Imagery
    24 Aug 2021
  3. Fall High Tide Bulletin
    13 Aug 2021
  4. Coral Reefs and Coastal Communities: Trends from Socioeconomic Surveying in South Florida
    10 Aug 2021
  5. Now Available: Enhanced Gulf of Mexico Harmful Algal Bloom Forecasting Products
    21 Jul 2021
  6. NOAA Celebrates 30 Years of Safer Marine Navigation Through PORTS®
    19 Jul 2021
  7. Global Platform Initiates Plan to Save Coral Reefs
    7 Jul 2021
  8. Summer High Tide Bulletin
    11 May 2021
  9. Celebrating 50 Years of Internationally Important Wetlands
    7 May 2021
  10. NOAA Launches First National Rip Current Forecast Model
    6 Apr 2021
  11. Making Waves: Notable Women in Ocean Science
    1 Mar 2021
  12. Spring High Tide Bulletin
    26 Feb 2021
  13. 5 Ocean Terms You May Not Know — But Should!
    8 Feb 2021
  14. NOAA Tide and Tidal Current Predictions Available Online
    6 Jan 2021
  15. 2020 Year in Review
    4 Jan 2021
  16. Winter High Tide Bulletin
    10 Dec 2020
  17. A Tale of Three Datums: Keeping Up With an Ever-changing Earth
    16 Nov 2020
  18. Hurricane Zeta Emergency Response Imagery Available Online
    29 Oct 2020
  19. Hurricane Delta Emergency Response Imagery Available Online
    11 Oct 2020
  20. Estuary Education Goes Virtual
    21 Sep 2020
  21. Hurricane Sally Aerial Damage Assessment Imagery Available
    18 Sep 2020
  22. NOAA Improves Marine Navigation Near Georgia and New Hampshire Naval Bases
    10 Sep 2020
  23. Fall High Tide Bulletin
    1 Sep 2020
  24. Hurricane Laura Aerial Damage Assessment Imagery Available
    28 Aug 2020
  25. IOOS Ocean Technology Transition Project Grants Announced
    26 Aug 2020
  26. Common Misconceptions about the Ocean
    18 Aug 2020
  27. Isaias Damage Assessment Imagery Available
    4 Aug 2020
  28. Precision Navigation
    9 Jul 2020
  29. Lake Erie Harmful Algal Bloom Forecast Improved
    9 Jul 2020
  30. NOAA's Emergency Response Imagery
    1 Jul 2020
  31. U.S. Marine Biodiversity Observing Network
    5 Jun 2020
  32. Summer High Tide Bulletin
    1 Jun 2020
  33. Advances in Oil Spill Science and Technology
    19 Apr 2020
  34. What is a bilby tower?
    30 Mar 2020
  35. Spring High Tide Bulletin
    2 Mar 2020
  36. Exploring the Secrets of Marsh Happiness
    18 Feb 2020
  37. National Ocean Service Annual Report
    8 Jan 2020
  38. Winter High Tide Bulletin
    5 Dec 2019
  39. Corals Week 2019
    2 Dec 2019
  40. Native American Heritage Month
    5 Nov 2019