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News Highlights

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

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Major Update to NOAA's Coastal County Snapshots

A major update to a popular NOAA tool used to inform planning and decision-making in coastal communities is now online. Coastal County Snapshots, available on NOAA's Digital Coast platform, turns complex data into easy-to-understand charts, graphics, and information.

coastal flooding in South Carolina
Winter 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 November 2021 and February 2022.

A rusty radiator and other debris are found at low tide along the Duwamish River in Seattle. Sediments (mud and sand on the river bottom) in and along the river contain a wide range of pollution from years of industrial activity and stormwater runoff. Contaminants include polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), mercury and other metals, and phthalates (Credit: EPA).
Over $130 Million to Restore 10 Polluted Waterways Across the Country

In fiscal year 2021, NOAA helped to recover over $130 million to restore 10 polluted waterways after oil spills and industrial pollution.

aerial view of harmful algal bloom on coast of Texas
NOAA Awards $15.2M for Harmful Algal Bloom Research

NOAA is announcing $15.2M in funding for harmful algal bloom (HAB) research projects throughout U.S. coastal and Great Lakes waters.

osprey on the nest
NOAA Proposes Connecticut National Estuarine Research Reserve

NOAA and Connecticut are soliciting public comments on a proposed Connecticut National Estuarine Research Reserve located along Long Island Sound.

The Top 40

Looking for a recent story? Here are our latest 40 posts.

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