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National Estuaries Week
NOAA’s National Estuarine Research Reserves are yours to explore!
36th International Coastal Cleanup
In this video message, NOS Assistant Administrator Nicole LeBoeuf celebrates the 36th year of the International Coastal Cleanup, which is hosted by NOS’s partner, The Ocean Conservancy. In it she shares information about this incredible event, and explains how you can get involved and make a difference.
Now Available: International Guidelines on Natural and Nature-Based Features for Flood Risk Management
The publication of the Guidelines is the culmination of a five-year collaboration between NOAA, USACE, and many international partners, including more than 175 international authors and contributors from more than 75 organizations and 10 countries.
Storm Surge
Powerful winds aren't the only deadly force during a hurricane. The greatest threat to life actually comes from the water — in the form of storm surge. Storm surge is the abnormal rise in seawater level during a storm, measured as the height of the water above the normal predicted astronomical tide. The surge is caused primarily by a storm’s winds pushing water onshore.
Hurricane Henri Emergency Response Imagery
From August 23-24, the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) collected aerial images in the aftermath of Hurricane Henri. Of note, the flight incorporated a new camera system that provides significant improvements in resolution and coverage. Imagery was collected in specific areas identified by NOAA in coordination with state partners.
Fall High Tide Bulletin
There are some factors that cause the tides to be higher than what is "normally" seen from day to day. View our bulletin to see when you may experience higher than normal high tides for the period of time between September and November, 2021.
A Vision for NOS Modeling
Making sound decisions requires easy access to reliable and timely coastal predictions of environmental parameters such as water levels, currents, water temperature, salinity and others that are provided by the NOS modeling suite where they are most needed. This information will reduce risks to life and property, enhance the economy, and promote social well-being in concert with our treasured coastal environment.
Coral Reefs and Coastal Communities
Coral reefs are under intense pressure from climate change, pollution, and unsustainable use. So what can we do about it? To answer that question, we need to better understand the connections and interactions between coral reefs and nearby human populations. In this story and infographic, NOAA socioeconomic survey results show how the views of South Florida residents have changed between studies conducted in 2014 and 2019.
The public comment period is open for the NOS Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for Surveying and Mapping Activities through November 22, 2021.
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