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National Oceanographic Data Center


NODC and NOAA Collection contains publications in scientific journals (peer reviewed), NOAA NESDIS Atlases reports, data and project announcements, IOC Workshop Reports for the Oceanographic Data Archaeology and Rescue Project (GODAR).

 
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Harmful Algal Blooms Lesson Plan Bad Algae!

By: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Excerpt: Focus Question. What are harmful algal blooms, and what can be done about them? Learning Objectives. Students will be able to define and describe harmful algal blooms. Students will be able to compare and contrast ways in which algal blooms may be harmful. Students will be able to describe actions that can be taken to reduce the impact of harmful algal blooms.

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Office of Coast Survey

By: aptain Roger Parsons

Excerpt: Program Highlights. OCS generates products and services to meet the needs of customers with their direct input. Ten OCS navigation managers are stationed regionally throughout the nation to interact with customers, determine their needs and resolve their problems. OCS maintains 1,000 nautical charts in paper, raster and Print-on-Demand formats, and is in the process of building a comparable suite of electronic navigational charts (ENC). Available online, more th...

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Title II - Coral Reef Conservation

By: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Excerpt: The purposes of this title are (1) to preserve, sustain, and restore the condition of coral reef ecosystems; (2) to promote the wise management and sustainable use of coral reef ecosystems to benefit local communities and the Nation...

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Office of Coast Survey

By: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Description: This document contains information regarding the Office of Coast Survey.

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Natural Resource Restoration Lesson Plan Fix It!

By: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Excerpt: Focus Question. How can resource managers and concerned public groups repair coastal resources damaged by human activity or natural events? Learning Objectives. Students will be able to give at least three examples of natural events and human activities that injure coastal resources. -- Students will be able to describe at least three cases in which injured coastal resources have been restored by human activity.

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Coastal Management Lesson Plan Who Moved the Beach?

By: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Excerpt: Focus Question. What are the primary causes and impacts of coastal erosion, and how should human communities respond to this process? Learning Objectives. Students will identify coastal erosion as a natural process, and explain how human activity can increase the risks associated with coastal erosion. Students will identify options for reducing risks caused by coastal erosion, and discuss the advantages and problems associated with these options. Students will a...

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Coastal Management Lesson Plan Where's the Point?

By: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Excerpt: Learning Objectives. Students will be able to explain at least five sources of contaminated runoff. Students will be able to describe at least five impacts that contaminated runoff may have on coastal ecosystems and resources. Students will be able to describe and discuss at least five actions that can be taken to reduce or eliminate contaminated runoff.

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Office of National Geodetic Survey

By: harles W. Challstrom

Excerpt: Program Highlights. NGS?s Height Modernization initiative enables use of the Global Positioning System (GPS) to increase accuracy of the nation?s fundamental permanent networks. NGS participation in Geospatial One-Stop (GOS) includes the development of data content standards and access to geodetic and shoreline data. GOS is an e-government initiative to make spatial data and metadata collected by federal agencies available to the public with on-line tools. NGS?s...

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Population Trends Along the Coastal United States : 1980-2008

By: Kristen M. Crossett

Excerpt: Coastal areas are home to a wealth of natural resources and are rich with diverse species, habitat types, and nutrients (WRI, 2000). They also sustain a wealth of economic activity. Employment, recreation and tourism, waterborne commerce, and energy and mineral production are driving forces of population migration to these areas (Bookman et al., 1999; The Heinz Center, 2000; U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy, 2004). Coastal management policies seek to balance econ...

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Deepwater Offshore Oil Development : Opportunities and Future Chal...

By: Paul L. Kelly

Introduction: As we move into the next millennium, a larger percentage of oil and natural gas will come from the oceans. The United States has a significant opportunity to influence the future course of events from both a private sector and government perspective and guarantee that there will be secure access to this important source of energy in the years ahead.

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Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services

By: Michael Szabados

Excerpt: Program Highlights. Physical Oceanographic Real-Time Systems (PORTS) are now operating at 10 locations and support safe and efficient navigation at 37 U.S. seaports. CO-OPS, in partnership with the international Great Lakes community, makes available real-time water level and other sensor information via the Great Lakes Online Web site. CO-OPS recently launched Sea Levels Online, a Web site that provides information on the long-term trends and variations of rela...

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Challenges Facing the U. S. Commercial Fishing Industry

By: Pietro Parravano

Excerpt: The Fishery Conservation & Management Act of 1976 (HR 200). Now referred to as the Magnuson- Stevens Act, was the most significant piece of fisheries legislation passed in this century. It established, a) U.S. control of fisheries in waters offshore the nation out to 200 miles in a Fishery Conservation Zone (FCZ) (later incorporated by President Reagan into the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) - b) U.S. policy to ?Americanize? the U.S. fishery with a phase-out...

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Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services

By: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Excerpt: This document has information regarding the National Water Level Observation Network Stations (NWLON).

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Coastal Tourism and Recreation : The Driver of Coastal Development

By: Biliana Cicin-Sain

Excerpt: While there is general recognition that coastal tourism and recreation are important in the coastal zone, we believe that their impact is systematically undervalued both economically and as the most important driver of coastal development in many U.S. coastal areas. In California alone, it is estimated that coastal tourism is the largest ?ocean industry,? contributing $9.9 billion to the California economy compared to $6 billion for ports...

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Assessing the Economic Benefits of America's Coastal Regions

By: Howard Marlowe

Excerpt: Although coastal areas comprise one-fifth of the land area of the contiguous 48 states, they account for more than half of the nation?s population and housing supply. In 1990, over 133 million Americans lived in the 673 counties along the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Great Lakes. Since 1960, these areas increased by 41 percent. That rate was above the national average?a trend that is expected to continue. About 820,000 new homes are c...

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A Profile of Recreational Boating in the United States

By: Ryck Lydecker

Excerpt: With apologies to Water Rat in Kenneth Grahame?s Wind in the Willows, there is nothing half so much worth the coastal planner?s attention than the future of recreational boating in this country. To get a sense of boating?s future as we sail into the next millennium, it is important to understand the roots of a recreational activity that directly involved, as on-the-water participants, 75 million Americans last year. Recreational fishing alone contributed more th...

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Office of Response and Restoration

By: avid M. Kennedy

Excerpt: Program Highlights. OR&R responds to more than 100 coastal oil and hazardous materials emergencies each year. OR&R provides cleanup and restoration solutions at 225 waste sites each year. OR&R has collected over $300 million from polluters since 1990 to restore coastal resources injured by oil or hazardous materials.

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150 Years of Tides on the Western Coast : The Longest Series of Ti...

By: ptain Albert E. Theberge

Abstract: The same year as the acquisition of California by the United States Government, the United States Coast Survey had been authorized to begin surveying the coast of Oregon Territory from the northern border of Alta California to the Puget Sound area of Washington Territory. Discovery of gold in 1848 and the subsequent gold rush added urgency to the requirement to chart our western coast including California. Small crews of Coast Surveyors headed west, either arou...

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Marine Aquaculture in the United States : Current and Future Polic...

By: M. Richard Devoe

Introduction: Aquaculture in the United States has the potential to become a major growth industry in the 21st Century. Global seafood demand is projected to increase by 70 percent by the year 2025 (Joint Subcommittee on Aquaculture, JSA 1993). With harvests from capture fisheries stable or in decline, aquaculture would have to increase production by 700 percent to a total of 77 million metric tonnes annually to meet the projected demand (JSA 1993). The potential of aqua...

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Office of Response and Restoration

By: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Description: This document contains information regarding the Office of Response and Restoration...

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