Offshore sand resources, e.g., sand shoals, are increasingly being used for beach renourishment, barrier island restoration, and other uses to enhance resiliency of shorelines. However, the impact of sand dredging ... Read More
Ecosystem based management (EBM) is a holistic, adaptive approach to developing policies that ensure ecosystem sustainability, food and water security, and improve human health outcomes for future generations. Informed by ... Read More
Aerial view of Oxford, Maryland. Credit G. Messick. Story Map on Tred Avon River Coastal Ecological Assessment. A Story Map highlights research results of an ecosystem assessment of land use ... Read More
The OceanReports tool allows users to conduct custom spatial analyses of authoritative ocean data within any area of the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone. Credit: NOAA, BOEM. This week, NOAA and ... Read More
Block Island Wind Farm, coastal Rhode Island. Credit: Rhode Island Sea Grant. NCCOS researchers are using survey data to assess the social values and opinions of coastal residents in North ... Read More
The Great Seal of the Shinnecock Indian Nation. (Credit Shinnecock Indian Nation) NCCOS and NOAA’s North Atlantic Regional Collaboration Team (NART) relayed the relevance of the agency’s work and mission ... Read More
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