Hurricane Harvey Before/After Imagery

From August 27-September 4, the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) collected damage assessment imagery in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. The aerial imagery was collected in specific areas identified by FEMA and the National Weather Service. You can access all of the images collected online. Continue reading → SourceNOAA OceanServices…

NOAA Announces $2.2 Million in Marine Debris Grants

On Aug. 29, NOAA announced 15 marine debris projects that will support marine debris removal and research received nearly $2.2 million in fiscal year 2017 funding through the NOAA Marine Debris Program. These projects support efforts to address the pervasive global problem of marine debris that can impact wildlife, navigation safety, human health, and the economy. Continue reading → SourceNOAA OceanServices…

Keeping America's Beachgoers Safe

The beach remains one of the most popular summer vacation destinations in the U.S. Both coastal residents and out-of-town tourists partake in the many joys it has to offer. From swimming to surfing to sun bathing and whale watching, the shore provides us with so many unique activities. To help keep the coastal economy thriving, coastal communities safe, and your vacation enjoyable, NOAA provides a variety of services. Here are some of the products and services provided by NOAA’s…