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NOAA PORTS® Turns 30: Celebrating the Growth of a National Maritime Observational Network
July 20, 2021
As NOAA’s Physical Oceanographic Real Time System, or PORTS, program celebrates its 30th year, we invite you to discover the features of today’s systems and learn how they support safe maritime commerce.
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NOAA Gears Up to Celebrate 30 Years of Safer Marine Navigation Through PORTS®
June 21, 2021
NOAA now has 36 PORTS across the Nation that support safe and efficient marine navigation.
NOAA Collaborates With City of Holland, MI to Better Spot Coastal Hazards
April 21, 2021
It’s thrilling to watch Lake Michigan’s wind-whipped waves crash against massive jetty stones at Holland Beach. Jetties protect inlets and navigational channels from filling, but physical changes to the coastline invite unexpected dynamics in water currents. Wind and waves can create quick moving flows of water called rip currents, capable of pulling a swimmer away […]
A Tale of Three Datums
April 7, 2021
NOAA is currently working on three major updates to vertical datums. They’re used for everything from nautical charts and flood maps to infrastructure planning.
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