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Coral Watershed Monitoring Using Remote Sensing As...

Watershed runoff can adversely affect the health of coral reefs. Our work will provide coral reef managers with a method to monitor land-based runoff and, in conjunction with other data, ...

Development of Satellite-derived Bathymetry and Be...

We developed satellite-derived bathymetry and benthic habitat and hydrodynamic roughness maps for Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. These products are supporting a modelling effort led by ...


Ten NCCOS Employees Recognized for Outstanding Wor...

NCCOS is honored to have ten of its employees recognized by the NOAA National Ocean Service (NOS). The awards recognize outstanding contributions in support of the NOS mission in 2016 ...
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Workshop Refines Requirements for Lake Erie Harmfu...

The 2015 harmful algal bloom (HAB) in Lake Erie was the most severe in a century, affecting drinking water treatment and recreation on Lake Erie. For the eighth year, NOAA ...

NOAA Data Support Groundwater Protection in Marsha...

Scientists from the National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) and the Coastal Services Center recently recorded underwater video and collected sonar data off Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of ...

Stakeholders Provide Input on Future of National S...

The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) convened a panel for a one-day meeting on September 17 to provide perspectives on the utility of Mussel Watch data and potential ...


Maps, Tools & Applications

NS&T is comprised of three nationwide programs, Benthic Surveillance, Mussel Watch and Bioeffects that are designed to describe the current status of, and detect changes in, the environmental quality of our nation's estuarine and coastal waters through environmental monitoring, assessment and related research. In addition, NS&T has also completed special studies designed to help assess the environmental impacts of various events.
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Characterization of Navassa National Wildlife Refuge: A preliminary report for NF-06-05 (NOAA ship Nancy Foster, April 18-30, 2006)

Navassa is a small, undeveloped island in the Windward Passage between Jamaica and Haiti. It was designated a National Wildlife Refuge under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1999, but the remote location makes management and ...

Ongoing Monitoring of Tortugas Ecological Reserve: Assessing the Consequences of Reserve Designation

Purports to develop a multiscale model to measure "the refuge effect" of a marine reserve by analyzing conditions in a relatively pristine marine reserve to compare with less pristine nearby marine park environments. Uses the Tortugas Ecological Reserve within Dry ...

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