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  • NOAA Fisheries new
    NOAA Fisheries is responsible for the stewardship of the nation's ocean resources and their habitat. We provide vital services for the nation: productive and sustainable fisheries, safe sources of seafood, the recovery and conservation of protected resources, and healthy ecosystems—all backed by sound science and an ecosystem-based approach to management. NOAA Fisheries, also known as the National Marine Fisheries Service, is an office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration within the Department of Commerce. We have five regional offices, six science centers, and more than 20 laboratories around the United States and U.S. territories, and we work with partners across the nation. Silver Spring, Maryland
    https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/
    (Added: Mon Nov 20 2017) - Report this link as bad!
    Category: Professional and Services/Commercial Fishing
  • Arctic theme page
    This Arctic Theme Page provides access to widely distributed Arctic data and information for scientists, students, teachers, academia, managers, decision makers, and the general public.
    http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/
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  • Earth-Ocean Interactions
    Discovering, measuring, understanding, and predicting ecological impacts of natural chemical, biological, and geological processes between the solid Earth and Ocean. The Earth-Ocean Interactions Program contributes to NOAA’s objective of achieving a holistic understanding of marine ecosystems by exploration and research on hydrothermal vents, their impacts on the global ocean, and their unique chemosynthetic biological communities. This includes ecosystem characterization, resource assessment, environmental observation, and technology development.
    http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/eoi/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • Environmental Modeling Center
    Welcome to the Marine Modeling and Analysis Branch of the Environmental Modeling Center at the National Centers for Environmental Prediction in College Park, Maryland. We are responsible for the development of improved numerical marine forecasting and analysis systems within the NOAA National Weather Service.
    http://polar.ncep.noaa.gov/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary
    Picture yourself over 100 miles from land, in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico. At times, the seas can be very unforgiving, and the weather can turn foul in an instant. But here, in the midst of this unpredictable Gulf, lie three of the most beautiful and wild places in all the world. Manta rays, whale sharks, coral heads bigger than cars, hundreds of species of fish and invertebrates... This place teems with life! Galveston, Texas
    http://flowergarden.noaa.gov/
    (Added: Thu Jan 07 2016) - Report this link as bad!
  • Hurricane Research Division
    The mission of NOAA's Hurricane Research Division (HRD) is to advance the understanding and prediction of hurricanes and other tropical weather. HRD's research is based on a combination of computer models, theories, and observations, with emphasis on data obtained with research aircraft.
    http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • MarineCadastre.gov
    MarineCadastre.gov is an integrated marine information system that provides ocean data, offshore planning tools, and technical support to the offshore renewable energy community. The project was designed specifically to support renewable energy siting on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf but is also being used for other ocean-related efforts. MarineCadastre.gov has three primary focus areas: Web map viewers and ocean planning tools; spatial data registry; and technical support and regional capacity building. MarineCadastre.gov was developed in a partnership between the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Coastal Services Center and the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
    http://marinecadastre.gov/
    (Added: Wed Jan 23 2013) - Report this link as bad!
  • National Geodetic Survey
    NGS provides the framework for all positioning activities in the Nation. The foundational elements - latitude, longitude, elevation, shoreline information and their changes over time - contribute to informed decision making and impact a wide range of important activities including mapping and charting, navigation, flood risk determination, transportation, land use and ecosystem management. NGS' authoritative spatial data, models, and tools are vital for the protection and management of natural and manmade resources and support the economic prosperity and environmental health of the Nation.
    http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • National Marine Mammal Laboratory
    The National Marine Mammal Laboratory (NMML) conducts research on marine mammals important to the mission of the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), with particular attention to issues related to marine mammals off the coasts of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and California. Research projects focus on ecology and behavior, population dynamics, life history, and status and trends. Information is provided to various domestic and international organizations to assist in developing rational and appropriate management regimes for marine resources under NOAA's jurisdiction.
    http://www.afsc.noaa.gov/nmml/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • National Ocean Service
    The nation's ocean and coastal agency: Supporting coastal communities, promoting a robust economy, and protecting coastal and marine ecosystems. Our mission is to provide science-based solutions through collaborative partnerships to address evolving economic, environmental, and social pressures on our oceans and coasts.
    http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/
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  • National Sea Grant Office
    Sea Grant's mission is to enhance the practical use and conservation of coastal, marine and Great Lakes resources in order to create a sustainable economy and environment. Environmental stewardship, long-term economic development and responsible use of America’s coastal, ocean and Great Lakes resources are at the heart of Sea Grant’s mission. A network of 33 Sea Grant programs in the coastal US States and territories carries out this mission through research, extension and education activities.
    http://seagrant.noaa.gov/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • NMFS: Northeast Fisheries Science Center
    The Northeast Fisheries Science Center is the research arm of NOAA Fisheries in the region. The Center plans, develops, and manages a multidisciplinary program of basic and applied research to: (1) better understand living marine resources of the Northeast Continental Shelf Ecosystem from the Gulf of Maine to Cape Hatteras, and the habitat quality essential for their existence and continued productivity; and (2) describe and provide to management, industry, and the public, options for the conservation and utilization of living marine resources, and for the restoration and maintenance of marine environmental quality. Woods Hole, Massachusetts
    http://www.nefsc.noaa.gov/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • NOAA
    Coastal Services Center - to foster and sustain the environmental and economic well being of the nation's coast by linking people, information, and technology.
    http://www.csc.noaa.gov/
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  • NOAA - National Ice Center
    The U.S. National Ice Center (NIC) is a multi-agency operational center operated by the United States Navy, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the United States Coast Guard. Our mission is to provide the highest quality, timely, accurate, and relevant snow and ice products and services to meet the strategic, operations, and tactical requirements of the United States interests across the global area of responsibility.
    http://www.natice.noaa.gov/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a federal agency focused on the condition of the oceans and the atmosphere. NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them. From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, NOAA’s products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product. NOAA’s dedicated scientists use cutting-edge research and high-tech instrumentation to provide citizens, planners, emergency managers and other decision makers with reliable information they need when they need it.
    http://www.noaa.gov/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • NOAA Center for Tsunami Research
    Emergency managers and other officials are in urgent need of operational tools that will provide accurate tsunami forecast as guidance for rapid, critical decisions in which lives and property are at stake. The more timely and precise the warnings are, the more effective actions can local emergency managers take and the more lives and property can be saved.
    http://nctr.pmel.noaa.gov/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • NOAA Central Library
    The NOAA Central Library, located in Silver Spring, Maryland, and its libraries at the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (Miami), National Hurricane Center/Tropical Prediction Center (Miami), Western Regional Center (Seattle), and College Park (Maryland), provide information and research support to NOAA staff and the public. The library also networks with over 30 NOAA libraries across the nation. Disciplines covered include weather and atmospheric sciences, oceanography, ocean engineering, nautical charting, marine ecology, marine resources, ecosystems, coastal studies, aeronomy, geodesy, cartography, mathematics and statistics.
    http://www.lib.noaa.gov/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • NOAA CoastWatch
    CoastWatch provides timely access to near real-time satellite data to protect, restore, and manage United States coastal ocean resources, and understand climate variability and change to further enhance society's quality of life. The primary users include Federal, State, and local marine scientists, coastal resource managers, and the general public.
    http://coastwatch.noaa.gov/
    (Added: Thu Nov 10 2016) - Report this link as bad!
  • NOAA Coral Reef Information System (CoRIS)
    CoRIS is the Coral Reef Conservation Program's (CRCP) information portal that provides access to NOAA coral reef information and data products with emphasis on the U.S. states, territories and remote island areas. NOAA Coral Reef activities include coral reef mapping, monitoring and assessment; natural and socioeconomic research and modeling; outreach and education; and management and stewardship. Silver Spring, Maryland
    http://www.coris.noaa.gov/
    (Added: Tue Jan 05 2016) - Report this link as bad!
  • NOAA Education Resources
    This site has been designed to help students, teachers, librarians, and the general public access the many educational activities, publications, and booklets that have been produced. Topics include Oceans & Coasts, Climate, Weather and Atmosphere, Marine Life, Freshwater, and Special Topics. Education resources are distributed across many websites and program offices at NOAA and on NOAA partner websites. This portal is designed to assist educators in accessing these materials from one centralized interface. The content here is a sampling of NOAA's education resources and more can be found at each linked location.
    http://www.education.noaa.gov/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab
    Our mission is to conduct integrated, interdisciplinary environmental research in support of resource management and environmental services in coastal and estuarine water, with special emphasis on the Great Lakes.
    http://www.glerl.noaa.gov/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • NOAA History
    NOAA History is an intrinsic part of the history of the United States and the development of its science and commercial infrastructure. The ancestor agencies of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration include the United States Coast Survey established in 1807, the United States Weather Bureau established in 1870, and the United States Commission of Fish and Fisheries established in 1871.
    http://www.history.noaa.gov/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • NOAA Marine Operations updated
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) operates a wide assortment of hydrographic survey, oceanographic research, and fisheries survey vessels. These vessels are operated by NOAA's Office of Marine and Aviation Operations. Ships located in the Pacific are managed by the Marine Operations Center, Pacific (MOC-P) in Newport, Oregon. Ships located in the Atlantic are managed by the Marine Operations Center, Atlantic (MOC-A) in Norfolk, Virginia. Ships located in Hawaii are managed by the Marine Operations Center, Pacific Islands (MOC-PI).
    https://www.omao.noaa.gov/learn/marine-operations/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
    The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) conducts and supports research, monitoring, assessments, and technical assistance to meet NOAA's coastal stewardship and management responsibilities. NCCOS science provides coastal managers the information and tools they need to balance society’s environmental, social, and economic goals. We are the primary coastal science arm within NOAA's National Ocean Service.
    https://coastalscience.noaa.gov/
    (Added: Thu Nov 10 2016) - Report this link as bad!
  • NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries
    The Office of National Marine Sanctuaries serves as the trustee for a network of 14 marine protected areas encompassing more than 170,000 square miles of marine and Great Lakes waters from Washington state to the Florida Keys, and from Lake Huron to American Samoa. The network includes a system of 13 national marine sanctuaries and the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. Our national marine sanctuaries are places of inspiration. Within their waters and along their shores, you can find vibrant tapestries of marine life, ancient mysteries of our past, and thriving communities of men and women who have relied on the sea for generations. Sanctuaries are places where anyone can go to experience the power and beauty of the ocean and form lasting memories in spectacular natural settings, from the vibrant coral reefs of American Samoa to the towering kelp forests of Monterey Bay. These underwater treasures are sources of national pride, and when we take care of them, we are protecting part of what makes America great.
    http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • NOAA Ocean Explorer
    An educational offering for all who wish to learn about, discover, & virtually explore the ocean realm. Public access to current information on a series of NOAA scientific & educational explorations & activities in the marine environment. The NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research provides a variety of learning and teaching tools designed to engage broad audiences and enhance America’s environmental literacy through the excitement of ocean discovery.
    http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • NOAA Office for Coastal Management
    NOAA's Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management and the Coastal Services Center joined forces to become the new Office for Coastal Management. Federal and state partnership efforts with a common goal: smart coastal management.
    http://coast.noaa.gov/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations
    NOAA ships and aircraft play a critical role in the collection of oceanographic, atmospheric, hydrographic, and fisheries data. The NOAA fleet is managed and operated by the Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO), an office composed of civilians and officers of the NOAA Commissioned Corps. OMAO also manages the NOAA Diving Program and NOAA Small Boat Program. OMAO's research and survey ships compose the largest fleet of federal research ships in the nation. The fleet ranges from large oceanographic research vessels capable of exploring the world’s deepest ocean, to smaller ships responsible for charting the shallow bays and inlets of the United States. The fleet supports a wide range of marine activities including fisheries research, nautical charting, and ocean and climate studies.
    http://www.omao.noaa.gov/
    (Added: Thu Jan 22 2015) - Report this link as bad!
  • NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL)
    NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) is a federal laboratory that makes critical observations and conducts groundbreaking research to advance our knowledge of the global ocean and its interactions with the earth, atmosphere, ecosystems, and climate. PMEL's mission is to a) observe, analyze, and predict oceanic and atmospheric phenomena, b) lead the development and deployment of innovative technologies, c) identify and understand ocean-related issues of major consequence, and d) inform society with well-documented, high quality science. Key research areas at PMEL include ocean acidification, tsunami detection and forecasting, hydrothermal vent systems, fisheries oceanography, and long term climate monitoring and analysis. Seattle, Washington
    http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/
    (Added: Mon Dec 22 2014) - Report this link as bad!
  • NOAA Photo Library
    The NOAA Photo Library has been built so as to capture the work, observations, and studies that are carried on by the scientists, engineers, commissioned officers, and administrative personnel that make up this complex and scientifically diverse agency. It also has been built in an attempt to capture NOAA's scientific heritage, which is in fact a heritage shared by much of the physical and environmental science communities in the United States today. To date, over 32,000 images have been digitized and reside in the online NOAA Photo Library.
    http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • NOAA Shoreline
    Coastal Shoreline Website. A Guide to National Shoreline Data and Terms. The purpose of this website is to eliminate confusion about vector shoreline data by providing information about and access to shorelines that are generated by federal agencies. The site was developed and designed by the NOAA Office for Coastal Management.
    http://shoreline.noaa.gov/
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  • NOAA Teacher at Sea Program
    The mission of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Teacher at Sea Program is to provide teachers hands-on, real-world research experience working at sea with world-renowned NOAA scientists, thereby giving them unique insight into oceanic and atmospheric research crucial to the nation. The program provides a unique opportunity for kindergarten through college-level teachers to sail aboard NOAA research ships to work under the tutelage of scientists and crew. Since its inception in 1990, NOAA's Teacher at Sea Program has enabled nearly 700 teachers to gain first-hand experience of science and life at sea. By participating in this program, teachers profoundly enrich their classroom curricula, enhance their approaches to teaching science, and engage their local community with knowledge that can only be gained by living and working side-by-side, day and night, with scientists who contribute to the world's oceanic and atmospheric scientific research.
    http://teacheratsea.noaa.gov/
    (Added: Thu Jan 22 2015) - Report this link as bad!
  • NOAA Tides & Currents
    The Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) and its predecessors have gathered oceanographic data along our nation's coasts for over 200 years to protect life, property, and the environment. Serving both the public and other government agencies, CO-OPS is the authoritative source for accurate, reliable, and timely water-level and current measurements that support safe and efficient maritime commerce, sound coastal management, and recreation. The combined efforts, knowledge, and experience of CO-OPS's technicians, scientists, and engineers working to carry out a central mission has led to the development of a reliable center of expertise for coastal physical oceanography. Tides & Currents Education: What causes tides, how they predict tides, and how they measure water level.
    http://co-ops.nos.noaa.gov/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • NOAA's Coral Health and Monitoring Program
    Welcome to NOAA's Coral Health and Monitoring Program (CHAMP). Our mission is to provide services and information sources for researchers and the public in order to help improve and sustain coral reef health throughout the world.
    http://www.coral.noaa.gov/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • NOAA’s National Undersea Research Program
    NOAA's National Undersea Research Program is now part of NOAA's Office of Ocean Exploration and Research (OER). The mission of OER is to support NOAA and national objectives by exploring the Earth's largely unknown oceans for the purpose of discovery and the advancement of knowledge, using state-of-the-art technologies in evolutionary and revolutionary ways.
    http://www.nurp.noaa.gov/
    (Added: Tue Nov 17 2015) - Report this link as bad!
  • NODC Home Page
    National Oceanographic Data Center - the NODC serves to acquire, process, preserve, and disseminate oceanographic data. Its primary mission is to ensure that global oceanographic data collected at great cost is maintained in a permanent archive that is
    http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • Ocean Chemistry Division
    The Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystems Division (OCED) is an interdisciplinary team of scientists working to support NOAA's mission to understand our oceans and coasts, to aid conservation and management of marine ecosystems, and to predict changes to these valuable resources. We focus on the forces and stressors that cause ecological responses and work on scales spanning from the local to the global. The Division works on a variety of important topics including the global rise of CO2, the ability of our ecosystems to support marine life, the safety of our swimming waters, and the health of coral reefs here and across the globe.
    http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/ocd/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • Office of Protected Resources Home Page
    The Office of Protected Resources (OPR) is a headquarters program office of NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries Service, or NMFS), under the U.S. Department of Commerce, with responsibility for protecting marine mammals and endangered/threatened marine life. NOAA's Office of Protected Resources works to conserve, protect, and recover species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) in conjunction with our Regional Offices, Science Centers, and various partners.
    http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • Ships of the NOAA Fleet updated
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO) manages and operates NOAA's fleet of 16 research and survey ships and nine aircraft.
    https://www.omao.noaa.gov/find/fleet/ships
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • U.S. IOOS, Integrated Ocean Observing System
    U.S. IOOS is a vital tool for tracking, predicting, managing, and adapting to changes in our ocean, coastal and Great Lakes environment. U.S. IOOS delivers the data and information needed, so that decision-makers can take action to improve safety, enhance the economy, and protect the environment. The Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) is a national-regional partnership working to provide new tools and forecasts to improve safety, enhance the economy, and protect our environment. Integrated ocean information is now available in near real time, as well as retrospectively. Easier and better access to this information is improving our ability to understand and predict coastal events - such as storms, wave heights, and sea level change.
    http://www.ioos.noaa.gov/
    (Added: Wed Feb 04 2015) - Report this link as bad!
  • WINDandSEA - The Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences Internet Guide
    An atmospheric and oceanic sciences Internet Resource Locator provided by the NOAA Central Library. his Internet Guide was built in response to the many reference questions that are posed to the library and is meant to make Internet searching more efficient for the NOAA community, the academic community, other government agencies concerned with oceanic and atmospheric issues, and the general public. Presently WINDandSEA has over 1,000 selected links to science and policy sites organized by topic and alphabetically within topic. All of these sites have been reviewed and annotated by NOAA Central Library and NOAA Regional Libraries staff.
    http://www.lib.noaa.gov/docs/windandsea.html
    (Added: Thu Jan 02 2003) - Report this link as bad!
  • Woods Hole Science Aquarium
    We are a small, public aquarium that displays approximately 140 species of marine animals found in Northeast and Middle Atlantic waters. Admission is free, but donations are gladly accepted. Established in Woods Hole in 1885, the WHSA is the country's oldest marine aquarium. It is owned by the federal government and operated by NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service, in partnership with the Marine Biological Laboratory. Woods Hole, Massachusetts
    http://aquarium.nefsc.noaa.gov/
    (Added: Fri Feb 05 2016) - Report this link as bad!
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