There's a lot going on at NOAA's National Ocean Service.
NOAA's National Geodetic Survey and its predecessor organizations have been using geodesy to map the U.S. shoreline, determine land boundaries, and improve transportation and navigation safety for over two centuries. While satellite technology is used today, surveying used to be a much more difficult earthbound endeavor.
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 March and May 2020.
Researchers recently published a study that examines the secret to marsh happiness: “happy” marshes share similar characteristics, whereas “unhappy” marshes deteriorate in diverse ways. By understanding how marshes can deteriorate so differently, coastal managers can make wiser conservation decisions.
From the designation of a new national marine sanctuary to new agreements to restore natural resources damaged from pollution to the collection of emergency response aerial imagery, 2019 was a busy year. Read about our accomplishments from last year in our annual report.
Many people ask, “Why not just clean up the algae?” Unfortunately, the answer is not so simple. However, there are ways to lessen the effects of these events.
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