We are examining the impact of low-oxygen (hypoxia) stress on coral reef ecosystems. Coral reefs are in decline, and human-assisted restoration is actively trying to reverse this trend. Our project ... Read More
The Bioeffects program is a nationwide program of environmental assessment and related research designed to describe the current status of environmental quality in our nation's estuarine and coastal areas. Over ... Read More
The RESTORE Council Monitoring and Assessment Program (CMAP), administered by NOAA and USGS, is building foundational components for a Gulf of Mexico-wide monitoring network, to support the Gulf Coast Ecosystem ... Read More
We developed an ArcGIS-extension MAPTITE tool designed to help marsh planners maximize the success rate of vegetation restoration efforts. The tool identifies suitable locations for replenishing marsh plant species based ... Read More
Cross-shore schematic of the coupled Windsurf modeling framework showing the general processes resolved by the three model cores: XBeach (a subtidal morphodynamics model), CDM (Coastal Dune Model), and Aeolis (aeolian ... Read More
There are seven species of Caribbean coral listed as threatened under the US Endangered Species Act. Two of those species, elkhorn coral and staghorn coral, are extensively cultured in coral ... Read More
The Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) and the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) are proposing a joint investigation to refine protocols for planting native marsh grasses as ... Read More
NCCOS delivers ecosystem science solutions for stewardship of the nation’s ocean and coastal resources, in direct support of NOS priorities, offices, and customers, and to sustain thriving coastal communities and economies.