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Outreach: National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science

Online Materials

Children's Activity Books (pdfs). A series of regional activity books for children grades K-5. Books highlight regional areas. Books are 24 pages long and includes regional information, fun facts, drawings to color, connect the dots, find a word, images, matching, etc.

  • Chespeake Bay Activity Book
  • Coastal North Carolina Activity Book
  • Salish Sea Activity Book
  • Mobile Bay Activity Book
  • Hawaiian Islands Activity Book
Coastal Areas and Marine Resources
Coastal Areas and Marine Resources: The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change (pdf, 848Kb). This brochure provides an overview of the impact of climate change on coastal communities, estuaries, wetlands and coastal habitats, coral reefs, and marine fisheries.
Ecological Forecasting
Ecological Forecasting (pdf, 4.1Mb). This brochure summarizes a program to predict fish populations and ecological phenomena such as harmful algal blooms or oxygen depletion in the Gulf of Mexico.
An Assessment of Coastal Hypoxia and Eutrophication

An Assessment of Coastal Hypoxia and Eutrophication in U.S. Waters (pdf, 3.9 Mb). This brochure summarizes the ecological and economic consequences of hypoxia in U.S. coastal waters and assesses the social and economic costs and benefits of various methods for reducing, mitigating and controlling it.

NCCOS 2004 Annual Accomplishments Report
NCCOS 2004 Annual Accomplishments Report (pdf, 1.62 Kb). The NCCOS 2004 Annual Accomplishments Report highlights NCCOS' progress and achievements in fiscal year 2004. Read the report to gain insight into how NCCOS activities were put into action to effectively manage and protect coastal ocean resources.


Offline Materials

National Status and Trends Program Brochure. This brochure describes NOAA's National Status and Trends monitoring program.

National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science fact sheets. A set of fact sheets that summarize the activities and missions of the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science.

  • Aquatic Invasive Species: A National Inventory and Detection System
  • Coral Reef Ecosystems
  • Ecological Forecasting
  • Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms (ECOHAB)
  • Fisheries Science
  • Habitat Restoration
  • Harmful Algal Blooms
  • Invasive Species Early Warning Pilot
  • Lionfish
  • Marine Protected Areas
  • Monitoring and Event Response for Harmful Algal Blooms (MERHAB)
  • Monitoring Coastal Restoration Projects
  • NOAA Science Used to Strengthen Protection of Hawaiian Reef Fishes
  • Responding with Answers to Mass Marine Mammal Mortalities
  • Science Results from Program Used to Protect Largest and Most Valuable U.S. Fishery
  • U.S. Global Ocean Ecosystems Dynamics (GLOBEC)


For more information or to obtain materials in hard copy form, contact:

Dr. Susan Baker
National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
NOAA's National Ocean Service
1305 East-West Hwy
Silver Spring, MD 20910
ph: (301) 713-3020 ext.131


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