Projects Explorer

The NCCOS Project Explorer provides a snapshot of our official, discrete lines of research.
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Characterization of Benthic Habitats and Contaminant Assessment in Arctic Lagoons and Estuaries

We conducted an environmental characterization of lagoons and estuaries in northwest Alaska prior to oil and gas development in the region. Our results will provide ...

Characterization of Toxin Synthesis Pathways in Toxic Dinoflagellates

During the past 25 years, the abundance, range, and variety of harmful algal blooms (HABs) and their toxins have been increasing, impacting human and marine ...

Characterizing Benthic Habitats Around Saipan, CNMI to Support RICHARD Campaign

In 2019, NOAA launched the Pacific Mapping Cooperative: RICHARD (Rainier Integrates Charting Hydrography and Reef Demographics) Marianas Campaign to develop a plan to conduct much-needed ...

Characterizing Benthic Habitats in Haputo Ecological Reserve Area, Guam

In 2012, the US Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Marianas developed an Integrated Natural Resource Management Plan (INRMP) for the Joint Region Marianas (JRM). The ...

Characterizing Submerged Lands around Navy Base Guam, CNMI

In 2012, the U.S. Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Marianas developed a resource plan for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI). The purpose ...

Chesapeake Bay Climate Sensitivity Assessment

The Chesapeake Bay is one of the largest estuaries in the world, economically valuable for its productive habitats, valuable fisheries, and recreational opportunities. However, it ...

Chesapeake Bay Vibrio Pathogen Forecast

We forecast where and when pathogens are most likely to be found in the Chesapeake Bay, based on the salinity and temperature of the water ...


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