NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal
Ocean Science (NCCOS) conduct
a variety of coastal environmental monitoring and research studies that
generate invaluable data sets and reference information on coastal ecosystem
and stressors. NCCOS data consists of digital imagery as well as chemical,
biological and physical measurements and is used to describe ecosystems,
forecast current and future ecological health, and evaluate management
National Status and Trends Program (NS&T): NS&T is the
longest running national coastal monitoring program in the United
States and is the "go–to–place" for chemical, impacts data
and information. The program is part of the Integrated Ocean Observing
System (IOOS) and includes Mussel Watch, Bioeffect Assessments, Benthic
Surveillance, and a variety of special studies.
Bathymetry Data for Estuaries in the United States The
National Ocean Service’s (NOS) Estuarine Bathymetry is a digital
raster compilation of NOS’s hydrographic survey data for selected
U.S. estuaries. These data provide an important piece of the mapping
puzzle to those managing our Nation’s valuable estuarine resources.
- NOS Data
Explorer: This site is a portal to NOS spatial data. In addition
to products, NCCOS Biogeography and National Status and Trends data
are available through this site.
Note: NOS Data Explorer uses pop–up windows. Please check your browser settings
to make sure that this feature is enabled.
- National Benthic Inventory:
This site provides access to NCCOS’ National Benthic Inventory data.
This includes information on benthic species distributions and a corresponding
taxonomic voucher collection of preserved benthic specimens.
- Georgia Coastal Analysis
Partnership: This links to the Georgia Coastal Analysis Partnership
website where you can access monitoring data collected along the
coast of Georgia by NOAA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the Skidaway
- Finbase website: FinBase
is a customized Microsoft Access database that stores and manages textual
and numerical data from photo–identification surveys of bottlenose
dolphins. It also performs many of the tasks associated with image
management and analysis.
database: The ReefFish database is a web–enabled Coral Reef Ecosystem
database housing coral, fish, and conch monitoring data, including
photographs, from 1999–present.
Temperature from 1974–Present from the eastern dock
at CCFHR in Beaufort, N.C. Download: Excel | CSV | HTML