Coastal communities are increasingly vulnerable to climate effects, such as sea level rise and coastal erosion. To address these and other changing coastal risks in Los Angeles County, NCCOS researchers ... Read More
Washington Sea Grant is assessing sea level rise exposure for coastal areas of Puget Sound. They are mapping inundation and coastal erosion projections and scoring infrastructure and habitat sensitivity. We ... Read More
The National Coral Reef Monitoring Program (NCRMP) is a framework for conducting sustained observations of biological, climate, and socioeconomic indicators at 10 priority coral reefs across the U.S. and its ... Read More
The Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in the United States, provides people with valuable ecosystem services. Impacts from climate change, including sea level rise and changes in precipitation, can threaten ... Read More
Public engagement is a critical component of energy development processes because it enables communication between local communities and government agencies responsible for energy generation solutions. NCCOS researchers recently published an ... Read More
A new NOAA publication suggests that outreach efforts have been successful in communicating to the public the benefits provided by coral reef ecosystems. Study results indicate that in the U.S ... Read More
Caption: Screen grab of infographic for South Florida Trends, 2014-2019. Credit NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program. Click here to view the full infographic. The Socioeconomic Component of the National Coral ... Read More
Figure 1. Map of South Florida in relation to total coral cover. Survey results are representative of the following 5 counties: Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade, and Monroe. Credit: NOAA ... Read More
Cover page of Coral Reef Condition: A Status Report for U.S. Coral Reefs. Credit NOAA. NCCOS scientists contributed to the newly released national status report on U.S. coral reefs. Drawing ... Read More
King tide at Malibu Surfrider Beach. Credit: California King Tides Project. Coastal communities are increasingly vulnerable to climate effects, such as sea level rise and coastal erosion. In an effort ... Read More
In support of the National Coral Reef Monitoring Plan (NCRMP), NOAA social scientists and their partners collect a variety of socioeconomic data in seven U.S. coral jurisdictions to track information ... Read More
Post-storm flooding in Oxford, MD, within the project area. Credit: NOAA Scientists with NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science just completed a vulnerability assessment of the Choptank River Complex, ... Read More
This week's National Ocean Service Science Seminar features "An Overview of Social Science Research within the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science" on Thursday, May 5 from 12–1 pm ET ... Read More
This report presents a framework and provides findings from a community vulnerability assessment analysis conducted in the Choptank Habitat Focus Area (HFA) within the Chesapeake Bay. Due to the strong connectivity between Chesapeake Bay communities and their environment, the risks ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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 ... Read More
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