Geography Awareness Week, held every November, provides an opportunity to learn more about the study of places and the relationships that people have with their environments; as well as the ways geography affects our daily lives.
Found only in Hawai'i, 'opihi is a marine limpet that lives suctioned onto rocks where the ocean meets the shoreline. It is a coveted local delicacy and staple of the native Hawai'ian diet. So when communities in East Maui started documenting declines in 'opihi populations, they took action.
NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program Grants and Cooperative Agreements will address coral reef threats and restoration.
Every year, the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force — created by Executive Order in 1998 to coordinate coral reef conservation activities among government agencies at the national and local level — holds a meeting in a jurisdiction with coral reef ecosystems.
National Estuaries Week, held every September, is a celebration aimed at increasing awareness of the country’s estuaries—such as the national estuarine research reserves—and encouraging people to become involved in the protection of these important natural resources.
Satellite data from the NOAA Coral Reef Watch program indicate coral reefs in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands are experiencing a major bleaching event.
In August, NOAA celebrates Get into Your Sanctuary Days, a nationwide event that encourages people to appreciate and learn more about the National Marine Sanctuary System.
Florida's coral reefs are experiencing a multi-year outbreak of stony coral tissue loss disease. Learn about the problem, what NOAA and partners are doing in response to the problem, and how you can help.
Today, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released the second and final report for their study on Interventions to Increase the Resilience of Coral. The report, entitled A Decision Framework for Interventions to Increase the Persistence and Resilience of Coral, was commissioned by NOAA to help focus urgently-needed coral recovery efforts.
In April, the U.S. Geological Survey released the results of a study on the role of coral reefs in reducing coastal hazard risks. The report, titled “Rigorously Valuing the Role of U.S. Coral Reefs in Coastal Hazard Risk Reduction,” looked at tools, valuation approaches, and economic information from various federal agencies.
NOAA and partners have launched a new buoy in Fagatele Bay within NOAA’s National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa to measure the amount of carbon dioxide in the waters around a vibrant tropical coral reef ecosystem.
The U.S. Coral Reef Task Force - created by Executive Order in 1998 to coordinate coral reef conservation activities among government agencies at the national and local level - recently held its 41st meeting in Washington, DC.
Staff from NOAA's Coral Reef Watch led an assessment of the impacts of climate change on World Heritage coral reefs.
In 2015, the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program awarded funding to Florida Atlantic University to study the effects of the St. Lucie River on nearby corals in the Florida Reef Tract.
Every year, graduate and professional school students travel to the Washington, D.C. area from around the country to learn more about ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resource management and policy.
In 2016, the NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program awarded funding to the University of New Haven to assess the socioeconomic impacts of climate change on Puerto Rico’s coral reef fisheries.
The NOAA Coral Reef Conservation Program was established in 2000 by the Coral Reef Conservation Act. Headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland, the program is part of NOAA's Office for Coastal Management.
The Coral Reef Information System (CoRIS) is the program's information portal that provides access to NOAA coral reef data and products.
U.S. Coral Reef Task Force
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