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An Assessment of Fisheries Species to Inform Time-...

Environmental windows or moratoria are used by federal and state regulators in resource management to temporarily reduce adverse environmental impacts associated with coastal development. Seasonal restrictions on construction activities can ...

Assessing Social Values Relative to Offshore Wind ...

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM’s) Office of Renewable Energy Programs oversees development of offshore renewable energy projects on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). BOEM identified wind energy areas ...

Assessing the Ecological Function of Shipwrecks, A...

Increased calls for enhancing ocean habitats through artificial reefs and proposals for increasing offshore energy development require science to understand the impact and habitat value of these artificial structures on ...

Bioeffects Program Reports: South Atlantic Region

The Bioeffects program is a nationwide program of environmental assessment designed to describe the current status of environmental quality in our nation's estuarine and coastal areas. Field studies examine the ...

Climate Change Impacts on Intertidal Zone Populati...

The intertidal zone, which lies between the high and low tide marks on the shores of the world’s oceans, is a sensitive indicator of the effects of climate variability and ...

Collaborative Development of Uncrewed Aerial Syste...

NCCOS field team conducting UAS flights on an intertidal oyster reef near Beaufort, North Carolina. From left to right: Ryan Giannelli, Camille Steenrod, Clayton Glasgow, and Brandon Puckett. Credit: NOAA ...

Considerations and Tradeoffs of UAS-based Coastal ...

NCCOS researcher tests Unoccupied Aerial System at Swan Island in the Chesapeake Bay, August 2021. Credit: NOAA. Unoccupied Aircraft Systems (UAS) provide a low-cost approach to collecting high-resolution aerial imagery, ...

EcoGIS: Tools for Ecosystem-based Fisheries Manage...

The EcoGIS project was launched to determine how geographic information systems (GIS) technology, marine data, and custom analysis tools could be leveraged to promote fishery management strategies based on the ...
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News

Flood Control Work Begins at USS North Carolina Ba...

Earlier this month, the USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Living with Water® project, which will address nuisance flooding at the memorial and preserve visitor ...

First Calculation of Artificial Reef Area in U.S. ...

Understanding the ecological value of artificial reefs will help inform sustainable use of these structures for ocean wildlife and human activities. Credit: J. McCord, CSI. A new peer-reviewed publication in ...

New Research Explores Risk of Ciguatera Fish Poiso...

Epiphytic microalgae (an algae that grows on other organisms) are important contributors to carbon and nutrient cycles, yet are often overlooked during ecological surveys. In reef habitats, epiphytes are often ...

Design, Distribution of Artificial Reef Structures...

NCCOS scientists and their partners found that artificial reef structures with greater horizontal area and vertical relief host more fish than smaller, shorter structures. Also, spatially isolated reef structures tend ...

Research Reveals the Potential of Nature-Based Sol...

As we confront the escalating threats of climate change, there is growing interest in the potential of restored nature to offer a sustainable and effective response to the challenges posed ...

Researchers Document Recent Elevation Trends in No...

Quin Walker (NCCOS) reading a SET at Cedar Island National Wildlife Refuge, North Carolina. Coastal managers need information about which wetlands are most vulnerable to sea level rise in order ...

New Research on Dunes Supports Better Protection f...

Dunes at Bogue Banks, North Carolina, with fencing that helps build dunes by trapping sand. Credit: NOAA. North Carolina’s Outer Banks have some of the highest rates of coastal erosion ...

New Study Examines the Role of Roots and Below Gro...

Dunes help protect communities from storms, and vegetation helps stabilize dunes by reducing wind and water erosion and by trapping and accumulating new sediment. While the importance of aboveground plant ...

Aerial Drone Guidelines for Marsh Monitoring Publi...

NCCOS researcher tests Uncrewed Aircraft System at Swan Island in the Chesapeake Bay, August 2021. Credit: NOAA. NCCOS and partners have published guidance on using aerial drones to detect changes ...

NCCOS Awards $11 Million for Research to Enhance C...

Motorists crossing a flooded street in a low-lying Norfolk neighborhood called Colonial Place, which floods at every high tide. Credit: Chesapeake Bay Program/Will Parson NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean ...

Products

Maps, Tools & Applications

North Carolina has some of the best conditions to support offshore wind energy in the Southeast U.S. Three wind energy areas (WEA) identified by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) are being evaluated for potential commercial wind energy development: Wilmington-West and Wilmington-East near Cape Fear, and Kitty Hawk near the North Carolina-Virginia border.
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Deep-sea corals provide important habitats for many marine species, including commercial fish. This data will be used to target areas for deep-sea coral surveys and to develop a predictive model to identify where deep-sea corals are likely to occur. The information will help coastal managers conserve these fragile ecosystems.
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NCCOS developed the Algal Bloom Monitoring System to routinely deliver near real-time products for use in locating, monitoring and quantifying algal blooms in coastal and lake regions of the US. This application delivers a suite of bloom detection products in the form of geographic based images. At this time products are available for selected regions. New products are being evaluated, and new regions are being considered; as they are proven useful, they will be made available through this system.

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Data & Publications

A Decade of Water Level Changes along the New River Estuary in North Carolina, USA

From 2008-2018, our program evaluated coastal marsh resilience to changes in inundation along the New River Estuary in Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune (MCBCL) near Jacksonville, NC. To properly contextualize marsh parameters and processes across a range of tidal influence, ...

An Assessment of Fisheries Species to Inform Time-of-Year Restrictions for North Carolina and South Carolina

Environmental windows or moratoria are used by federal and state regulators in resource management to temporarily reduce adverse environmental impacts associated with coastal development. Moratoria are seasonal restrictions on construction activities to protect migrations of fish, sensitive life stages of ...

An integrated assessment of habitat quality of national estuarine research reserves in the southeastern United States

Multiple indicators of water quality, sediment quality, and biological condition were used to assess the status of ecological condition of National Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRS) sites in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia relative to a suite of corresponding ...

Benthic habitat mapping and assessment in the Wilmington-East Wind Energy Call Area: final report

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is responsible for oversight and management of the development of energy resources on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). In 2012, BOEM identified three Wind Energy Call Areas and later defined Wind Energy Areas ...

Biological, chemical, and physical data from the Phytoplankton Monitoring Network from 13 Sep 2001 to 7 Mar 2013 (NODC Accession 0117942)

The Phytoplankton Monitoring Network (PMN) is a part of the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS). The PMN was created as an outreach program to connect volunteers and professional scientists in the monitoring of marine phytoplankton and harmful algal ...

Coastal North Carolina Activity Book

An activity book designed to introduce elementary school children to the animal and plant life and ecology of coastal North Carolina ...

Cruise Report: Spring 2006 Survey of Ecological Conditions of the U.S. Middle Atlantic Bight, NOAA Ship Nancy Foster NF-06-06-NCCOS

This cruise report is a summary of a field survey conducted in coastal-ocean waters of the Mid-Atlantic Bight from Nags Head, North Carolina to Cape Cod, Massachusetts and from approximately 1 nautical mile (nm) of shore seaward to the shelf ...

Cruise report: Spring 2007 survey of ecological conditions along the continental shelf off Florida from Anclote Key to West Palm Beach, NOAA ship Nancy Foster Cruise NF-07-08-NCCOS (May 15 - May 28, 2007)

This cruise report is a summary of a field survey conducted in coastal-ocean waters off Florida from Anclote Key to West Palm Beach and from approximately 1 nautical mile (nm) offshore seaward to the shelf break (100 m). The survey ...

Drones in the Coastal Zone: Report of a Regional Workshop for the US Southeast and Caribbean

This report summarizes outcomes from a series of virtual workshops for researchers and managers in the southeast US and US Caribbean entitled Drones in the Coastal Zone ...

Ecological condition of coastal ocean and estuarine waters of the U.S. South Atlantic Bight: 2000-2004

This document provides an assessment of ecological condition in coastal ocean and estuarine waters of the U.S. South Atlantic Bight from Cape Henry, Virginia, through the southern end of the Indian River Lagoon along the east coast of Florida. Data ...
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General Pages

Cyanobacteria Algal Bloom from Satellite in Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds, NC

Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring SystemImages last updated: 02/29/2024 Click the next and previous arrows to view the most recent 11 usable images from the last 14 days. (You may need ...

NOAA Internship Opportunities

Geospatial Investigations of Coastal and Great Lak...

Seeking students with geospatial modeling, computer vision, and/or machine learning capabilities to join a group of exciting, innovative scientists mapping seafloor communities. Projects include: 1) advancing applications of computer vision ...
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