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A Multidisciplinary, Integrative Approach to Valui...

We are estimating the economic value from natural and nature-based infrastructure investments to stabilize coastline. Using hazard risks along the U.S. Pacific Northwest coast, we are assigning a dollar value ...

Assessing Societal Impacts of Harmful Macroalgae B...

We will examine how Sargassum seaweed blooms and their mitigation in the Caribbean affect multiple dimensions of social resilience, including economic impacts, human well-being, local ecological knowledge, and individual attitudes, ...

Assessment of the Short- and Long-term Socioeconom...

This project, funded by NCCOS through the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System, will comprehensively quantify and qualify the short- and long-term socioeconomic impacts of the 2017-2019 Karenia brevis ...

Baseline Environmental Assessment off St. John, U....

Watershed restoration projects are being conducted on St. John, USVI, to improve the health of coral reef ecosystems, create jobs, improve island infrastructure, and obtain a better understanding of the ...

Changes to Non-market Values Associated with Chang...

The coast of Washington is home to diverse marine and intertidal communities valued for their aesthetic and recreational benefits. Our work improved understanding about how the value of these ecosystem ...

Economic Analysis of Shoreline Treatment Options f...

Coastal communities in New Hampshire are experiencing an increase in significant weather events, such as flooding and erosion, due to sea level rise and climate change. To reduce the impacts ...

Economic Valuation of Shoreline Protection by Natu...

Natural infrastructure, such as seagrass beds, oyster reefs, and sand dunes can aid in protecting coastal communities. Without these natural defenses, storm surge, erosion, and sea level rise can have ...

Estimating Economic Losses and Impacts of Florida ...

This project, funded by NCCOS through the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System, will examine the economic impacts of Karenia brevis events across 80 different economic sectors, based on ...

Estimating the Economic Burden of Vibrio parahaemo...

Illnesses caused by Vibrio parahaemolyticus are an economic burden to the oyster industry. We’re estimating the economic burden in the oyster production chain in Washington State. Results will: help contextualize ...

Evaluating Risk of Tidal Marsh Inundation and Mone...

We are identifying the coastal wetlands in Georgia, South Carolina, and Delaware Bay that are most vulnerable to sea-level rise and quantifying the value of benefits they provide. We are ...

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Advancing Ocean Planning: NOAA Hosts Key Workshops...

Two significant technical memorandum were the result of the two day workshops. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) and the NOAA National ...

If You Build It, Is It Worth It? The Value of Rest...

This image is an example of one of the choice cards given to survey participants regarding coastal and dune restoration options (Nguyen et al. 2023, Figure 2). Coastal dunes and ...

StoryMap Highlights Climate Adaptation Responses o...

Homes on New Hampshire’s seacoast protected by a seawall. Credit: Heidi Duncan, 2016 Rising Tides Coastal Adaptation Workgroup Photo Contest, People's Choice Award. NCCOS scientists have published a story map ...

NCCOS Oxford Lab Partners with Maryland DNR in Oys...

Suzanne Bricker (NCCOS) counting oysters sampled by NOAA divers on the R/V Chesapeake. Working in collaboration with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (MD DNR), researchers from the NCCOS Marine ...

2020 Summary Findings and Infographic Released for...

Summary findings for Hawaii, 2020. Credit: NOAA. The Socioeconomic Component of the National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) gathers and monitors a collection of socioeconomic data in seven U.S. coral ...

Global Study Determines Economic Value of Shellfis...

When practiced and managed well, shellfish and seaweed aquaculture can provide sustainable seafood and improve the surrounding environment. These kinds of aquaculture farms act as nursery habitats, increasing recruitment of ...

Communicating and Understanding Ecosystem Services...

NCCOS-funded researchers from six institutions report on insights and lessons learned from stakeholder engagement. The engagement was conducted during a multi-year transdisciplinary project focused on quantifying and communicating the benefits ...

Shoreline Armoring Along Oregon Coast Lowers Value...

Oceanfront landowners in Neskowin, Oregon, have chosen to use rock revetments, or rip-rap, to protect their properties from erosion. Their decision has implications for property values, public access, and recreation ...

NCCOS and GCOOS Soliciting Proposals for Assessing...

The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) and the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System Regional Association (GCOOS-RA) are pleased to announce a funding opportunity for projects assessing ...

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Data & Publications

Economic Valuation of Shoreline Protection within the Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve

This study focuses on the ecosystem of coastal habitats (e.g., seagrass beds, marshes, and coastal forests), which operate as natural infrastructure, and can benefit coastal communities, other types of human development, and economic activity by reducing the impacts of coastal ...

Ecosystem Services Valuation of the Central Georgia Coast, including Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve and Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary

This report details the results of a survey effort conducted by the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science in coastal Georgia which included the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary. The survey instrument ...

Gauging the Social Values of Ecosystem Services in the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve

This report presents the findings of a survey initiative conducted to gauge the social values of ecosystem services of the visitors, seasonal residents, and permanent residents of the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Reserve (Reserve). In order to gauge the perceived ...

National Coral Reef Monitoring Program: Socioeconomic surveys of human use, knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions in Guam from 2016-02-06 to 2016-07-27 (NCEI Accession 0163205)

The data in this file come from a survey of adult residents in Guam. The survey was conducted for a random stratified sample of households on the island of Guam from February to July of 2016. These data were collected ...

General Pages

Ecosystem Service Valuation

Natural habitats can provide ecosystem services, like protection from coastal storms, habitat for wildlife, and outdoor recreational opportunities that benefit communities and the people that live there. Assigning a value—whether ...

Social Science

NCCOS's social science portfolio is focused on the connections between people and the environment. NCCOS expertise in sociology, economics, and geography is integrated with our coastal ecosystem science to create ...

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