Restoring Coastal Places
How NOAA science helps us understand — and work to undo — damage from pollution.
Hear the story of D-Day from the perspective of the science of tides and tide predictions with our interview of Greg Dusek, a physical oceanographer and senior scientist at the Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services, or CO-OPS — the tides and currents office of the National Ocean Service.
Scientists estimate that 50-80% of the oxygen production on Earth comes from the ocean. The majority of this production is from oceanic plankton — drifting plants, algae, and some bacteria that can photosynthesize. One particular type of tiny photosynthetic ocean bacteria produces more oxygen than all of the tropical rainforests on land combined.
Aquaculture. Hurricanes. Wetland benefits. Marine debris. Ports. Tidal flooding. Get "Fast Facts" on these and many other topics from NOAA's Office for Coastal Management. Discover a wealth of demographic and economic information that is quick to read, easy to digest, and easy to grab-and-go. Get the information you need — fast!
The ocean is home to millions of different forms of life — yet we know surprisingly little about the creatures that live right along our shores, how they interact with each other, or how they're changing as the ocean environment they live in changes. Our podcast and feature explain how the U.S. Marine Biodiversity Observation Network aims to change that.
coastal ocean science
tides and currents