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NCCOS science provides coastal managers the information and tools they need to
balance society’s environmental, social, and economic goals. We are the primary
coastal science arm within NOAA's National Ocean Service. Learn more about us.
NCCOS research aims
to understand how, and anticipate when and where, climate-induced changes may disrupt
coastal communities, property, and economies.
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We work with coastal managers to provide them the information they need to make decisions
that protect resources and support coastal economies and cultures.
Chemicals, nutrients and low oxygen (hypoxia), invasive species, disease-causing
bacteria and viruses threaten our seafood supply, our health and livelihoods.
Harmful Algal Blooms occurring in U.S. waters are estimated to have an average annual
cost of $82 million due to impacts on public health, tourism, and the seafood industry.
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