Scientists Detail Research to Assess Viability and Risks of Marine Cloud Brightening

4/17/2024 - By As the levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere continue to increase and climate change impacts become more costly, the scientific community is redoubling efforts to investigate the potential risks and benefits of artificially shading Earth’s surface to slow global warming. Marine cloud brightening (MCB) is one of… SEE MORE
A graphic showing newly discovered underwater paleochannels off of Wilmington, North Carolina shown at 4-meter resolution

Possible Ancient River System Discovered off Wilmington, North Carolina

4/15/2024 - By noaacoastsurvey. During the 2023 field season, NOAA Ship Ferdinand R. Hassler was tasked with surveying an area offshore of Wilmington, North Carolina, in the vicinity of Frying Pan Shoals—a dynamic area of dangerously shallow waters. While scientists and crew conducted mapping surveys of the seafloor, they discovered what is believed to… SEE MORE

Northeast States Collaborate on Ocean Mapping Priorities, Garnering National Attention

4/7/2024 - By The Northeast Regional Data Prioritization Project, led by the Northeast Regional Ocean Council, is transforming how northeastern states handle coastal mapping. This initiative signifies a shift in regional data prioritization and mapping approaches, setting a collaborative precedent for coastal strategies nationwide. Member states Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New… SEE MORE

Spring Outlook: Warmer for most of U.S., wetter in the Southeast

4/3/2024 - By Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center — a division of the National Weather Service — predict above-average temperatures for most of the Continental U.S. and Alaska, as part of NOAA’s Spring Outlook released today for April through June.Meanwhile, NOAA’s National Water Center predicts a lower-than-average flood risk across the entire country, due… SEE MORE

$4.3 Million Will Support Habitat Restoration in Coastal Louisiana

3/7/2024 - By The Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection, and Restoration Act Program has approved more than $4.3 million in funding for the NOAA-sponsored South Delacroix Marsh Creation Project. NOAA works through CWPPRA to restore habitat and support resilient communities and sustainable fisheries along the Louisiana coast. Funding will support engineering and design of… SEE MORE