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      NCCOS scientists sampling for water and seafloor life provides agencies and states baseline data
      on areas proposed for oil and gas surveys and drilling. Decision makers seek solid scientific
      input as they craft oil and gas policies and meet Clean Water Act and state mandates.
NCCOS scientists sampling for water and seafloor life provides agencies and states baseline data on areas proposed for oil and gas surveys and drilling. Decision makers seek solid scientific input as they craft oil and gas policies and meet Clean Water Act and state mandates.

Each of our five centers has specific capabilities and research expertise in coastal and ocean issues. Three of the centers are dedicated research laboratories, another conducts research through analyses of field data, and one funds research with competitive grants.