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NOAA NATIONAL OCEAN SERVICE CREATES NEW USER-FRIENDLY WEB SITE
Researchers, students, and mariners now have a new and easier way to access information on coastal and ocean issues. NOAA’s National Ocean Service (NOAA Oceans and Coasts) has launched its new Web site offering users unprecedented access to NOAA Oceans and Coasts’ richly diverse resources. The user friendly site contains updated and archived information on topics such as coral reefs and coastal ecosystem science. NOAA Oceans and Coasts is an agency of the Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
The new Web site, http://oceanservice.noaa.gov, provides in-depth information about NOAA Oceans and Coasts’ programs and services. Now organized thematically with simple navigation in mind, the Web site was developed by NOAA Oceans and Coasts’ Communications and Education Division in collaboration with all of NOAA Oceans and Coasts’ ten program and staff offices.
The Web site includes an expanded Education section, http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/, that features in-depth online tutorials for teachers and students on ocean-related subjects, plus educational road maps to NOAA resources and dynamic multimedia illustrations.
The Web site also includes other new expansive sections of information including:
NOAA National Ocean Service (NOAA Oceans and Coasts) is dedicated to exploring, understanding, conserving and restoring the nation’s coasts and oceans. NOAA Oceans and Coasts balances environmental protection with economic prosperity in fulfilling its mission of promoting safe navigation, supporting coastal communities, sustaining coastal habitats, and mitigating coastal hazards.
The Commerce Department’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is dedicated to enhancing economic security and national safety through the prediction and research of weather and climate-related events and providing environmental stewardship of our nation’s coastal and marine resources.
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National Ocean Service: http://oceanservice.noaa.gov