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Setting Shared Goals for South Florida’s Marine an...

We facilitated a process to identify the characteristics and key regulating processes of a sustainable South Florida coastal marine ecosystem. Using the best available science from academia, agencies, and non-governmental ...
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Social Values of Ecosystem Services in Marine Prot...

We explored the connections between humans and the places they live, work, and play. Specifically, we looked at how people use, how they value, and how they depend on the ...
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Stormwater Runoff in Coastal Watersheds: Predictin...

We developed a stormwater runoff modeling system to predict the impacts of development and climate change on stormwater runoff in small coastal watersheds. The model quantifies runoff using climate change ...
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Survey and Impact Assessment of Derelict Fish Trap...

In the waters surrounding St. Thomas and St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, we conducted an assessment of the causes and effects of lost fish traps. We evaluated fish mortality, trap ...
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The Economic Value of Natural Infrastructure for S...

This two-year project is determining the economic value of the reduction in storm impacts to coastal communities due to the presence of natural infrastructure in the region associated with the ...
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Value of the Pacific Northwest Harmful Algal Bloom...

We will estimate the economic benefits of the Pacific Northwest Harmful Algal Bloom Bulletin, using a methodology that quantifies the value of information. Why We Care The razor clam and ...
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Value of the SoundToxins Partnership: An Early War...

We will estimate the net economic benefits of the harmful algal bloom early warnings provided by SoundToxins and evaluate net economic benefits to recreational shellfish harvesters. Why We Care A ...
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Socioeconomic Impacts of Harmful Algal Blooms Stor...

“Hitting us where it hurts“ story map lead image. Credit: NOAA. Increasing numbers of toxic algal blooms in coastal waters and lakes have large social and economic impacts. NOAA’s new ...
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Study Assesses Social Values Related to Offshore W...

Block Island Wind Farm, coastal Rhode Island. Credit: Rhode Island Sea Grant. NCCOS researchers are using survey data to assess the social values and opinions of coastal residents in North ...
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Report Describes Socioeconomics of Human Communiti...

Summary findings for Guam, 2016 Cover. Credit: NOAA The National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) recently published human dimension information related to Guam's coral reef resources. As part of its ...
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Findings from Coastal Georgia Ecosystem Services V...

Credit: NOAA. NCCOS social scientists published findings from a survey of coastal Georgia's permanent residents, seasonal residents, and visitors detailing what the three groups know and value about the region's ...
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Cooperative Oxford Laboratory Hosts Geosciences St...

UMES Geosciences Bridge Program students at the Cooperative Oxford Laboratory competing in building the least expensive buoy that will hold the most payload. Credit: NOAA The NCCOS Cooperative Oxford Laboratory ...
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A Multidisciplinary, Integrative Approach to Valui...

Coastal Protection in Oregon: Rip-rap in Neskkowin. Credit: S.Dundas, OSU NCCOS supported researchers from Oregon State University (OSU) recently held their project’s 2018 Advisory Board meeting to discuss the project ...
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Acoustic Monitoring Reveals Hurricane Maria's Impa...

Students from the University of Puerto Rico service one of the project's acoustic recording devices, known as a hydrophone. Credit: Rebecca Becicka, University of Puerto Rico. Passive listening devices placed ...
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NOAA Publishes Findings from Socioeconomic Monitor...

A blunt slipper lobster (Scyllarides squammosus) patrols a busy reef of massive Porites and encrusting Monitpora corals off the coast of Molokai in the main Hawaiian Islands. Credit: Ray Boland, ...
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NCCOS Joins NOAA Tribal Roundtable for Shinnecock ...

The Great Seal of the Shinnecock Indian Nation. (Credit Shinnecock Indian Nation) NCCOS and NOAA’s North Atlantic Regional Collaboration Team (NART) relayed the relevance of the agency’s work and mission ...
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Envisioning Community Goals and Restoration of the...

Attendees gather at the "Envision the Choptank" stakeholder forum. Credit: NOAA Participants engage in forum discussion and activities. Credit: NOAA Several NCCOS products were in the limelight at the December ...
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National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Socioeconomic surveys of human use, knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI)

The socioeconomic survey data in this collection come from surveys of adult residents in the Commonwealth of Northern Marianas Islands (CNMI) conducted as part of NOAA's ongoing National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP). Surveys are conducted for a random stratified ...
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National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Socioeconomic surveys of human use, knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) from 2016-08 to 2017-04 (NCEI Accession 0170927)

The data in this file come from a survey of adult residents in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). The survey was conducted for a random stratified sample of households on the islands of Saipan, Tinian, and Rota from ...
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National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Socioeconomic surveys of human use, knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions in Tutuila, American Samoa from 2014-01-28 to 2014-02-22 (NCEI Accession 0167228)

The data in this file come from a survey of adult residents in American Samoa. The survey was conducted for a random stratified sample of households on Tutuila in American Samoa in January and February of 2014. These data were ...
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National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Socioeconomic surveys of human use, knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions in USVI

The socioeconomic survey data in this collection come from surveys of adult residents in the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) conducted as part of NOAA's ongoing National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP). Surveys are conducted for a random stratified sample of ...
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National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Socioeconomic surveys of human use, knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions in USVI from 2017-02 to 2017-04 (NCEI Accession 0170928)

The data in this file come from a survey of adult residents in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI). The survey was conducted for a random stratified sample of households on the islands of St. Thomas, St. John, and St ...
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Predicting coral recruitment in Palau's complex reef archipelago

Reproduction and recruitment are key processes that replenish marine populations. Here we use the Palau archipelago, in the western Pacific Ocean, as a case study to examine scales of connectivity and to determine whether an oceanographic model, incorporating the complex ...
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Priorities for Lakebed Mapping in the Proposed Wisconsin-Lake Michigan National Marine Sanctuary

The Wisconsin-Lake Michigan National Marine Sanctuary has been proposed along the western shore of Lake Michigan between the cities of Two-Rivers and Port Washington, Wisconsin. Much of the proposed sanctuary and rest of Lake Michigan were mapped prior to 1950 and therefore ...
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Quantitative Assessment of Spatially-Explicit Social Values Relative to Wind Energy Areas

The tabular dataset is a product of household survey conducted in 2018. The sampling geography was a predefined coastal region of North and South Carolina adjacent to offshore wind development areas. The subject of the data collection was resident perceptions ...
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Scientific Frontiers in the Management of Coral Reefs

Coral reefs are subjected globally to a variety of natural and anthropogenic stressors that often act synergistically. Today, reversing ongoing and future coral reef degradation presents significant challenges and countering this negative trend will take considerable efforts and investments. Scientific ...
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Survey and impact assessment of derelict fish traps in St. Thomas and St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

Since 2001, NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) has been working with federal and territorial partners to characterize, monitor, and assess the status of the marine environment across the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI). At the request of the ...
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