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News Highlights

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

Sanibel Causeway, National Geodetic Survey aerial assessment imagery collected on Sept. 29, 2022.
September 2022: Hurricane Ian

On September 29, the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) began collecting aerial damage assessment images in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.

Motorists crossing a flooded street in a low-lying Norfolk neighborhood called Colonial Place, which floods at every high tide.
NOAA Awards $11M for Coastal and Infrastructure Resilience Research

NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) is announcing $11M in Fiscal Year 2022 to fund 18 coastal resilience research projects across the nation.

Wind energy turbines
Ramping Up Renewable Energy

The U.S. government aims to deploy 30 gigawatts of wind energy production in federal waters by 2030. The National Ocean Service (NOS) is helping the nation achieve this goal.

coastal flooding in South Carolina
Fall 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 September and November of 2022.

NOS science report cover page
2021 National Ocean Service Science Report

Explore summaries of selected scientific projects undertaken by our program offices during Fiscal Year 2021. All of these projects were submitted by each program office for consideration in the 2021 NOAA Science Report, within which many are also featured. Each project summary includes a short description of the research conducted by NOS staff, major accomplishment(s), links to published materials, and online project information.

The Top 40

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

  1. Hurricane Ian: Damage Assessment Imagery Available
    30 Sep 2022
  2. Ramping Up Renewable Energy: How NOS is helping boost offshore wind energy in the US
    21 Sep 2022
  3. NOAA Fall High Tide Bulletin
    16 Aug 2022
  4. 2021 National Ocean Service Science Report
    20 Jul 2022
  5. Mapping the Gaps in Our Ocean Knowledge with Seabed 2030
    29 Jun 2022
  6. Application Guide for the 2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report Now Available
    22 Jun 2022
  7. NOAA Summer High Tide Bulletin
    16 May 2022
  8. Container Ship MV Ever Forward is Moving Again
    18 Apr 2022
  9. The NOAA Science Behind Marking the U.S. Census Center of Population
    21 Mar 2022
  10. NOAA Spring High Tide Bulletin
    16 Feb 2022
  11. 2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report
    15 Feb 2022
  12. Major Update to NOAA's Coastal County Snapshots
    18 Jan 2022
  13. National Ocean Service Annual Report
    10 Jan 2022
  14. Winter High Tide Bulletin
    22 Nov 2021
  15. Over $130 Million to Restore 10 Polluted Waterways Across the Country
    9 Nov 2021
  16. NOAA Awards $15.2M for Harmful Algal Bloom Research
    27 Oct 2021
  17. NOAA Proposes Connecticut National Estuarine Research Reserve
    17 Sep 2021
  18. International Guidelines on Natural and Nature-Based Features for Flood Risk Management
    8 Sep 2021
  19. Hurricane Henri Emergency Response Imagery
    24 Aug 2021
  20. Fall High Tide Bulletin
    13 Aug 2021
  21. Coral Reefs and Coastal Communities: Trends from Socioeconomic Surveying in South Florida
    10 Aug 2021
  22. Now Available: Enhanced Gulf of Mexico Harmful Algal Bloom Forecasting Products
    21 Jul 2021
  23. NOAA Celebrates 30 Years of Safer Marine Navigation Through PORTS®
    19 Jul 2021
  24. Global Platform Initiates Plan to Save Coral Reefs
    7 Jul 2021
  25. Summer High Tide Bulletin
    11 May 2021
  26. Celebrating 50 Years of Internationally Important Wetlands
    7 May 2021
  27. NOAA Launches First National Rip Current Forecast Model
    6 Apr 2021
  28. Making Waves: Notable Women in Ocean Science
    1 Mar 2021
  29. Spring High Tide Bulletin
    26 Feb 2021
  30. 5 Ocean Terms You May Not Know — But Should!
    8 Feb 2021
  31. NOAA Tide and Tidal Current Predictions Available Online
    6 Jan 2021
  32. 2020 Year in Review
    4 Jan 2021
  33. Winter High Tide Bulletin
    10 Dec 2020
  34. A Tale of Three Datums: Keeping Up With an Ever-changing Earth
    16 Nov 2020
  35. Hurricane Zeta Emergency Response Imagery Available Online
    29 Oct 2020
  36. Hurricane Delta Emergency Response Imagery Available Online
    11 Oct 2020
  37. Estuary Education Goes Virtual
    21 Sep 2020
  38. Hurricane Sally Aerial Damage Assessment Imagery Available
    18 Sep 2020
  39. NOAA Improves Marine Navigation Near Georgia and New Hampshire Naval Bases
    10 Sep 2020
  40. Fall High Tide Bulletin
    1 Sep 2020