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Our Centers and Laboratories

A drilling vessel flares off gas at the Deepwater Horizon response site in the Gulf of Mexico,
2010. NCCOS researchers spent weeks at sea and on land sampling to collect environmental
baseline data as well as contribute to determining the state of post-spill contamination.
A drilling vessel flares off gas at the Deepwater Horizon response site in the Gulf of Mexico, 2010. NCCOS researchers spent weeks at sea and on land sampling to collect environmental baseline data as well as contribute to determining the state of post-spill contamination.

Each of our five centers has specific capabilities and research expertise in coastal and ocean issues. Three of the centers are dedicated research laboratories, another conducts research through analyses of field data, and one funds research with competitive grants.