Join us as we celebrate estuaries—where rivers meet the sea—throughout the month of February.
The rising and falling of the sea is a phenomenon upon which we can always depend. Tides are the regular rise and fall of the sea surface caused by the gravitational pull of the moon and sun and their position relative to the earth. There are some factors that cause the tides to be higher than what is "normally" seen from day to day. This bulletin tells you when you may experience higher than normal high tides for the period of time between December 2017 and February 2018.
On February 9, the NOAA Central Library unveiled the newly restored painting, Pathfinder, painted in 1899 by renowned maritime artist, Antonio Jacobsen. Included as part of the NOAA Central Library Rare Books collection, the painting is the oldest extant painting of a NOAA ancestor ship in the possession of NOAA. The Pathfinder vessel was one of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey’s early ships, in service from 1899-1941.
Don't miss the latest NOAA game offering, "Beat the Uncertainty: Planning Climate-Resilient Cities." In this printable game, you and your fellow players are the leaders—citizens, policymakers, business leaders, nonprofit leaders, and researchers—of a coastal city. You are excited about the potential to make the city a better place, but you also facing many challenges. Your job is to make smart decisions that will increase the city’s resilience to
NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration is creating a new disaster preparedness program to focus on providing disaster response and recovery training, exercises, lessons learned, and resources within NOAA and to emergency response partners across the nation to ensure that we are in the best possible position to respond to coastal threats quickly, safely, and effectively—helping to ensure that commerce, communities, and natural resources recover as quickly as possible.
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