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A Mechanism Based Intervention for Brevetoxin Indu...

The Florida manatee inhabits environments in which blooms of the toxic dinoflagellate, Karenia brevis, frequently occur. K. brevis produces brevetoxins, that result in fish kills, contamination of shellfish, and respiratory ...

A Multidisciplinary, Integrative Approach to Valui...

We are estimating the economic value from natural and nature-based infrastructure investments to stabilize coastline. Using hazard risks along the U.S. Pacific Northwest coast, we are assigning a dollar value ...

Advancing Natural Solutions to Sea Level Rise Impa...

We are advancing technical guidance to provide resource managers critical information to better prioritize and weigh trade offs among different coastal management strategies along 300 miles of the north-central California ...

Application of Clay Flocculation for Removal of Ka...

Despite routine application in Asia, clay flocculation technology to control harmful algal blooms has not been adopted in the U.S., largely because of the lack of data on U.S. ecosystems ...

Application of Quantitative Molecular Methods to C...

This project supports development for two lab-based quantitative molecular methods for more rapid, accurate detection of Alexandrium catenella resting cysts in sediment from the Gulf of Maine, Puget Sound, and ...

Are Growth and Toxicity of the Dinoflagellate Alex...

Blooms of Alexandrium fundyense result in economic losses to fisheries, aquaculture, and pose public health risks. Typically, A. fundyense growth and toxicity are seen as dependent on light, temperature, and ...

Assessing Multi-species Habitat Use and Connectivi...

We are evaluating how highly migratory and protected species, including cetaceans, fishes, pinnipeds, seabirds, and turtles, are using a network of state and federal marine protected areas (MPAs) in the ...

Assessing Societal Impacts of Harmful Macroalgae B...

We will examine how Sargassum seaweed blooms and their mitigation in the Caribbean affect multiple dimensions of social resilience, including economic impacts, human well-being, local ecological knowledge, and individual attitudes, ...

Assessment of the Short- and Long-term Socioeconom...

This project, funded by NCCOS through the Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing System, will comprehensively quantify and qualify the short- and long-term socioeconomic impacts of the 2017-2019 Karenia brevis ...

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Tracking Fish Movements to Understand Habitat Conn...

National marine sanctuaries protect America's most iconic natural and cultural marine resources. To assess the effectiveness of the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary (FGBNMS) at protecting habitat for key ...

Los Angeles County Responds to NOAA-supported Floo...

Los Angeles Flood Risk - distribution of predominant race/ethnicity (left) and flood depth (right). Six weeks after the scientific study Large and inequitable flood risks in Los Angeles, California was ...

San Diego Estuaries Research Symposium Highlights ...

On February 7, 2023, NCCOS-supported researchers under the Coastal Hypoxia Research Program presented their findings at the virtual San Diego Estuaries Research Symposium. The symposium was designed to bring together ...

Story Map Highlights Maritime Heritage Missions in...

An Iver3 autonomous underwater vehicle with integrated EdgeTech 2205 bathymetric side-scan sonar and color camera. Credit: University of Delaware. In the summer of 2021, NCCOS and partners tested autonomous and ...

Resilient Coastal Cities Need to Know the Five W’s...

There is growing evidence that flood risks in the United States have historically been underestimated, and will disproportionately impact individuals within low-wealth and marginalized communities. New research offers the Los ...

Drilling Holes in Alabama Roads to Learn How to Pr...

Top left: Drilling of a hole that can be used to place the instruments (moisture sensors and piezometers)Top right: Placement of a piezometer followed by three capacitance sensors to measure ...

New Short Film on Understanding Hypoxia: Dead Zone...

With funding from NCCOS, a short film, "Understanding Hypoxia: Dead Zones on the Pacific Coast", was produced by Oregon State Productions, a documentary film team at Oregon State University. The ...

11th U.S. Harmful Algal Bloom Symposium Highlights...

The 11th U.S. Symposium on Harmful Algae highlighted advances in research and development of scientifically sound solutions to aid communities across the country in responding to the increasing impacts from harmful ...

NCCOS Awards $16.1M for Harmful Algal Bloom Resear...

Cyanobacteria shares some properties with algae and are found naturally in lakes, streams, ponds and other surface waters. (EPA) NCCOS is announcing $16.1 million in funding for harmful algal bloom ...

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Maps, Tools & Applications

href="http://planning.hawaii.gov/gis/download-gis-data/" target="_blank">State of Hawaii Office of Planning GIS Data Downloads

GIS data, maps, tools, applications, and resources can be downloaded here. Data on transportation, agriculture, parks, recreation, water supply development, flood control, land use, forest reservations, and other interests can be used for planning.

Aquaculture Application: data layers with regulatory and infrastructure can inform aquaculture planning.

Contributing Partners: State of Hawaii

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A Manual of Previously Recorded Non-indigenous Invasive and Native Transplanted Animal Species of the Laurentian Great Lakes and Coastal United States

This manual presents geographic information by state of occurrence, and descriptions of the socio-economic impact created by the invasion of nonindigenous and native transplanted animal species in the Laurentian Great Lakes and the coastal waters of the United States. It ...

Arctic & Antarctic Activity Book

An activity book designed to introduce elementary school children to the animal, aquatic and ecology of the Arctic and Antarctic ...

Chesapeake Bay Activity Book

An activity book designed to introduce elementary school children to the animal and plant life and ecology of Chesapeake Bay ...

Coastal Louisiana Activity Book

An activity book designed to introduce elementary school children to the animals, plant life, and ecology of the Louisiana coast ...

Coastal North Carolina Activity Book

An activity book designed to introduce elementary school children to the animal and plant life and ecology of coastal North Carolina ...

Coral Reef Activity Book

An activity book designed to introduce elementary school children to coral reefs ...

Major and Trace Element Analytical Methods of the National Status and Trends Program: Update 2000 - 2006

This document contains analytical methods that detail the procedures for determining major and trace element concentrations in bivalve tissue and sediment samples collected as part of the National Status and Trends Program (NS&T) for the years 2000-2006. Previously published NOAA ...

Mobile Bay Activity Book

An activity book designed to introduce elementary school children to the animal life, plant life, and ecology of Mobile Bay ...

Organic Contaminant Analytical Methods of the National Status and Trends Program: Update 2000-2006

This document describes the analytical methods used to quantify core organic chemicals in tissue and sediment collected as part of NOAA's National Status and Trends Program (NS&T) for the years 2000-2006. Organic contaminate analytical methods used during the early years ...

Preliminary report on bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncates) uterine samples for parity analysis

There have been numerous studies on various mammalian species regarding vascular changes in uterine arteries elucidating the effects of parity. In equids, vascular changes of uterine arteries have been demonstrated to occur in uniparous and multiparous mares. The severity of ...

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Competitive Research Program

The NCCOS Competitive Research Program (CRP) funds regional-scale research through a competitive, peer-reviewed process to address our nation’s most pressing ocean and coastal issues. CRP is the extramural branch of ...

Regional Ecosystem Research

Oceans, rivers, coastal features, and the species that inhabit them do not limit themselves to the political boundaries of cities, states or their elected officials or career resource managers. Management ...

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