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National Oceanographic Data Center (1,101 Books)


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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Offshore Marine Aquaculture in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (E...

By: Alison Rieser

Excerpt: Future development of marine aquaculture in the U.S. Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) is constrained by legal and regulatory concerns which need to be addressed in order for the industry to become financially viable and internationally competitive. These concerns relate to property rights for aquaculture operators, conflicts with competing uses of public waters, and regulatory gaps and overlap. Failure to resolve these issues creates uncertainties for the economic ...

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Noaa Coastal Services Center

By: Margaret A. Davidson

Excerpt: Program Highlights. CSC helps coastal managers resolve specific natural resource issues by linking people, information, and technology. CSC identifies needs of the coastal management community in the areas of habitat, hazards, smart coastal growth, ocean observing systems, and coastal national spatial data infrastructure through customer surveys. CSC produces over 100 products per year to support state coastal programs. CSC emphasizes training, geospatial data a...

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The Potential for the Marine Biotechnology Industry

By: Shirley A. Pomponi

Introduction: The marine environment is a rich source of both biological and chemical diversity. This diversity has been the source of unique chemical compounds with the potential for industrial development as pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, nutritional supplements, molecular probes, enzymes, fine chemicals, and agrichemicals. Each of these classes of marine bioproducts has a potential multi-billion dollar market value (BioScience, 1996). Thousands of unique chemical compoun...

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Noaa Coastal Services Center

By: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Description: This document contains information regarding the NOAA Coastal Services Center...

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Emerging Challenges for U. S. Marine Biotechnology

By: Robert W. Knecht

Excerpt: Biotechnology has become a rapidly burgeoning industry worldwide. It is expected to have profound impacts on health, agriculture, and aquaculture, by improving food products, enhancing environmental bioremediation, curing fatal diseases, and bringing potential socio-economic changes. Although still in the incipient stage, the field of biotechnology stands at the threshold of the next ?biotech century.?...

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Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management

By: ldon Hout

Excerpt: Program Highlights. OCRM manages the nation?s Coastal Zone Management Program with participation from 34 states. OCRM manages the National Estuarine Research Reserve System of 25 special areas set aside for conservation, research, and education. OCRM and the Heinz Center recently completed the report titled Developing a Framework for Identifying Performance Indicators for the Coastal Zone Management Act. The National MPA Center, now fully staffed, was officially...

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Building Capacity for Ocean Management : Recent Developments in U....

By: Marc J. Hershman

Introduction: In a recent paper (Hershman 1996) this author summarized the ocean management initiatives of ten United States coastal states. These states were considered ?activist? because, to varying degrees, they had taken steps to advance state policy, institutions, and management over the use of the ocean areas adjoining the state. The paper concluded that there was a trend toward increased state-level participation in ocean management within the United States, and t...

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Ocean and Coastal Futures : The Global Context

By: Allen Hammond

Excerpt: The interaction of human society and the planet is a coupled nonlinear complex system. If you take complex systems apart and just study the parts, you miss some of the important phenomena; you have to look at the whole. So it is important to try to take an overview of how many factors interact--population trends, economic trends, social and political trends, environmental trends, security trends. I will emphasize environmental trends in these remarks, but will t...

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National Overview

By: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Excerpt: Regional and State Trends. Our coasts are among the most rapidly growing and developed areas in the nation. In 2003, the coastal population was greatest in the Northeast and Pacific regions, followed by the Great Lakes, Gulf of Mexico, and finally the Southeast. Figure 1 shows the regional distribution of coastal population in 2003. Figure 2 shows the distribution of this population on a county basis.

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Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management

By: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Excerpt: Coastal Zone Management Program, federally approved not participating in CZMP Estuarine Research Reserves, designated proposed...

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Lobstering Is Prohibited in the Following Areas

By: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Description: This document contains information regarding Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Some examples of no-take areas marked by 30 diameter round yellow boundary buoys are the Sanctuary Preservation Areas (SPAs), Carysfort Reef, and Key Largo Dry Rocks.

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National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science

By: ary C. Matlock

Excerpt: The National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) annual Accomplishments Report for fiscal year 2003 highlights the breadth and range of our scientific activities in support of the nation?s coastal ocean resources. While only representing a fraction of the research conducted between October 2002 and September 2003, this report provides an overview of our scientific efforts. NCCOS provides coastal managers with the scientific resources needed to achieve NOAA...

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Coastal States Challenges

By: Sarah Cooksey

Editor?s Note: The following remarks represent the author?s dual capacity as the Administrator of the Division of Soil and Water of the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation and as the current Chair of the Coastal States Organization (CSO). CSO was formed in 1970 to represent the interests of coastal states, including territories and commonwealths.

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National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science

By: ary C. Matlock

Excerpt: Program Highlights. NCCOS currently conducts or supports more than 250 research projects that provide scientific information and tools to help coastal managers make better decisions. These include: Development of ecological forecasts; Determinations of the environmental health of U.S. coastal ecosystems; Prediction, assessment, and understanding of harmful algal blooms; Assessment and characterization of coral reefs throughout the U.S. and its territories; Asses...

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Development of a Comprehensive Ocean Policy for Florida

By: James F. Murley

Background: The state of Florida is a thin strip of land measuring nearly 35.7 million acres, and bounded on three sides by the ocean. Approximately 8,400 miles of tidal coastline wrap around it, and off its southern tip lie the only living coral reefs in North America ? third largest in the world. Florida?s territorial waters stretch for 3 miles off the Atlantic coast and 3 marine leagues in the Gulf of Mexico, with approximately 6 million acres of submerged lands under...

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National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science

By: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Description: This document contains information regarding the science centers marine laboratories...

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Management and Budget Office

By: ry Leach

Excerpt: Program Highlights. M&B developed a new and innovative base program structure that improved analysis and understanding of NOS programs. M&B led preparation of NOS?s strategic plan and developed a detailed catalog of key performance metrics. M&B instituted a new, highly praised budget allowance structure that tracks NOS?s budget from appropriation to NOS program office allowances. M&B helps NOS programs transition into the new Department of Commerce financial man...

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Staff Office for International Programs

By: ud Ehler

Excerpt: Program Highlights. -- IPO is leading the development of the Marine Protected Area (MPA) program for the World Parks Congress, scheduled for September 2003 in Durban, South Africa. -- IPO is working with international partners to publish a guidebook of methods to evaluate MPA management effectiveness. -- IPO is working with the World Heritage Center to identify tropical marine sites that should be considered for World Heritage designation. -- IPO is leading the ...

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Staff Office for International Projects

By: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Description: This document contains information regarding the Management Effectiveness Demonstration Sites Major Conferences.

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Global Trends in Fisheries and Aquaculture

By: Richard Grainger

Introduction: This paper aims to describe past trends in capture fishery and aquaculture production, particularly concerning the development of marine capture fisheries, and to compare the current production with fisheries potential. Food fish supply prospects will depend to a large extent on the effectiveness of fisheries management and the responsible development of aquaculture, both of which will be tested in facing the sustainability challenge. An essential requireme...

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