The United Nations has entered an exciting decade of focusing on marine and other important ecosystems, and
the services they provide. The UN has declared 2021 to 2030 both the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration and the
Decade on Ocean Science for Sustainable Development.
For more than 40 years, the John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, administered by NOAA’s National Sea
Grant College Program, has provided graduate and professional school students with experience in host offices
throughout the executive and legislative branches of government.
The Guam Green Growth Initiative (G3) places Guam at the global forefront of leadership in island
sustainability by developing tangible solutions to sustainability challenges and contributing to a green
economy for the island region. Since 2019, Guam has united with islands around the world in advancing the 17
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through locally-informed and culturally-driven strategies.
Have you ever wondered how coral scientists can track how coral reefs are doing? How can we compare
one coral reef area to another? How do we know if coral reef condition is changing over time? NOAA’s
Coral Reef Conservation Program monitors coral reefs at two different scales in order to help answer
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.