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NASA Global 1-km Sea Surface Temperature (G1SST)

A daily, global Sea Surface Temperature (SST) data set is produced at 1-km (also known as ultra-high resolution) by the JPL ROMS (Regional Ocean Modeling System) group. Read More

NASA Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC)

The Physical Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PO.DAAC) is an element of the Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS). The EOSDIS provides science data to a wide community of users for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. The mission of the PO.DAAC is to preserve NASA’s ocean and climate data and make these universally accessible and meaningful. Since the launch of NASA’s first ocean-observing satellite, Seasat, in 1978, PO.DAAC has become the premier data center for measurements focused on ocean surface topography (OST), sea surface temperature (SST), ocean winds, sea surface salinity (SSS), gravity, ocean circulation and sea ice. In addition to providing access to its data holdings, PO.DAAC acts as a gateway to data stored at other ocean and climate archives. This and other tools and services enable PO.DAAC to support a wide user community working in areas such as ocean and climate research, applied science and industry, natural resource management, policy making, and general public consumption. Read More

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory OurOcean Portal

The purpose of the Portal is to enable users to easily access ocean science data, run data assimilation models, and visualize both data and models. The concept of OurOcean is to allow users with minimal resource requirements to access data and interact with models. Read More

NOAA YouTube Chanel

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric ‘s (@NOAA) mission is to understand and predict changes in the Earth’s environment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and to conserve and manage our coastal and marine resources. Visit us at http://www.noaa.gov and join us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/usnoaagov), Twitter (https://twitter.com/noaa) and our other social media channels (http://www.noaa.gov/socialmedia). *PLEASE NOTE: NOAA videos are considered public domain and can be used without concern for copyright; however please be sure to properly credit NOAA wherever used, in full or in part. Read More

Northwest Fisheries Research Center (NOAA)

The Northwest Fisheries Science Center conducts research that helps keep our ocean and coastal communities healthy and safe. We study organisms as tiny as bacteria and phytoplankton and as large as orcas and sharks. Many of our scientists study endangered or threatened species (like salmon or rockfish) and their habitats. Explore the following education pages to learn more about current marine and fisheries research happening in the Pacific Northwest and bring NOAA’s marine and fisheries science into your classroom with lesson plans, curricula, and other useful resources. Read More

Probabilistic 21st and 22nd century sea-level projections at a global network of tide-gauge sites

Sea-level rise due to both climate change and non-climatic factors threatens coastal settlements, infrastructure, and ecosystems. Projections of mean global sea-level (GSL) rise provide insufficient information to plan adaptive responses; local decisions require local projections that accommodate different risk tolerances and time frames and that can be linked to storm surge projections. Here we present a global set of local sea-level (LSL) projections to inform decisions on timescales ranging from the coming decades through the 22nd century. We provide complete probability distributions, informed by a combination of expert community assessment, expert elicitation, and process modeling. Read More

Marine Conservation Science and Policy Service Learning Program

The RJ Dunlap Marine Conservation Program and the Deering Estate at Cutler have teamed up to create an interactive, educational and exciting curriculum for high school students in marine conservation science and policy. Read More

C.O.O.L. Classroom

The COOL Classroom is a series of internet-based instructional modules that link middle and high school classrooms with active research investigations at the Rutgers Marine & Coastal Sciences (RMCS) COOLroom, a collection of oceanographers studying the coastal ocean off the coast of New Jersey. The Coastal Ocean Observatory Laboratory room (aka COOLroom) is where a group of scientists are collaborating to develop a three-dimensional understanding of the ocean over time. And it is, quite literally, one room. Since 1997, this room has served as command central for studies being conducted on a cross-section of the ocean off the New Jersey coast, and is where scientists interpret the results so they can be published on the world wide web for anyone’s use. Read More

Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies

This memorandum charges the Interagency Ocean Policy Task Force with developing a national policy that ensures protection of oceans as well as a framework for effective coastal and marine spatial planning. Read More

Agreement with Canada on Pacific hake/whiting : message from the President of the United States transmitting agreement between the government of the United States of America and the government of Cana

This treaty establishes agreed percentage shares of the trans-boundary stock of Pacific hake, also known as Pacific whiting. It also creates a process through which U.S. and Canadian scientists and fisheries managers will recommend the total catch of Pacific hake each year. Read More


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