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Estuarine Shoreline Stabilization – Assessment of ...

We are assessing the use of various shoreline stabilization approaches. We are focusing on: 1) the impact different methods of shoreline stabilization have on ecosystem function, and 2) the effectiveness ...
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Salt Marsh Ecology in an Era of Sea Level Rise

Under the right circumstances, salt marshes have the ability to increase their elevation, and therefore may be able to “keep up” with sea level rise. We are working to understand ...
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Shoreline Habitat Types and Erosion Rates on Marin...

We determined rates of shoreline change in the New River Estuary and Intracoastal Waterway adjacent to Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune over the past 50 years. We investigated the relationship ...
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NCCOS, The Nature Conservancy Create Living Shorel...

NCCOS and The Nature Conservancy partnered to create a decision-support tool for North Carolina's coastal communities that identifies where shoreline conditions are suitable to ensure successful living shoreline projects. Living shorelines use native ...
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Student Scholars Conduct Research with NCCOS Mento...

The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) promotes the educational and professional advancement of students and early-career scientists/scholars (e.g., postdoctoral) in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through mentoring ...
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Multi-Agency Team Tracks Restored North Carolina W...

Wilson Bay in Jacksonville, NC wastransformed from a polluted waterway to a healthy wetland ecosystem by a community-wide partnership. Toassess the success and future health of the restored wetlands, a ...
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A Primer to Living Shorelines Published

A synthesis of recent thinking and results from practitioners and researchers of Living Shorelines just hit the stands. " Living Shorelines: The Science and Management of Nature-Based Coastal Protection," details ...
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Living Shorelines Provide Better Fish Habitats

Riprap-sill shoreline at NCCOSlab in NorthCarolina. Photo: NOAA. In many places, estuarine shorelines are protected from erosion by riprap--a jumble of rock and other hard materials piled along the shore ...
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NCCOS Living Shorelines Research Attracts Internat...

A delegation from the Ecosystem Conservation Society of Japan (ECS-J) recently visited the NCCOS laboratory in Beaufort, NC to learn about living shorelines. ECS-J is the largest conservation group in ...
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2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting Showcases NCCOS Resear...

The 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting this past winter featured the research of NCCOS scientists and sponsored principal investigators. Topics included ocean acidification, hypoxia, blue carbon, and harmful algal blooms. NCCOS ...
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Blue Carbon Potential of Living Shorelines

Aerial view of Pivers Island Living Shoreline, constructed from salt marsh plants and submerged oyster reef. The marsh was planted in 2000, and has successfully prevented erosion of the lawn ...
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NOAA Environmental Cooperative Science Center Stud...

A graduate student at University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley, Leticia Contreras, recently completed a month-long stay at NOAA'sCenter for Coastal Fisheries and Habitat Research in Beaufort, NC. Contreras worked with ...
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NOAA Releases Guidance for the Use of Living Shore...

NOAA released Guidance for Considering the Use of Living Shorelines today. This Guidance was developed in an agency wide effort to clarify NOAA's encouragement for the use of living shorelines ...
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North Carolina Sentinel Site Cooperative: Report on the 2017 Partners Meeting

The North Carolina Sentinel Site Cooperative (NCSSC) was established in 2012 as part of a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) effort to provide coastal communities and resource managers with information on the potential impacts of sea level rise on coastal habitats. The ...
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