Office of Coastal Management

Implements four major programs designed to help coastal and Great Lakes communities and ecosystems thrive.

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National Coastal Zone Management Program

Focused on community and ecosystem resilience.

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National Estuarine Research Reserve System

Leaders in estuary science, as well as community and educational programs.

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Coral Reef Conservation Program

A multidisciplinary approach to understanding and conserving this important ecosystem.

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Digital Coast

Providing the data, tools, and training most needed by coastal communities looking to address pressing coastal issues.

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National Coastal Resilience Fund

Providing grants for community and regional projects that protect habitat and decrease flooding.

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Fellowship Programs

Creating the next generation of coastal leaders—and advancing the nation’s coastal resource management priorities.

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Impact Stories

See how the various programs within NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management are making a difference.

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Fast Facts

The latest, easy-to-use statistics for all things coastal—demographics, economics, storm damages, high tide flooding rates, and more.

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40

of the nation's total population live along the coast.

Announcements

Now Open for Proposals:
Partners to Host Coastal Management and Digital Coast Fellows

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Proposed Connecticut National Estuarine Research Reserve:
Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Management Plan Released

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Announcing the Lake Michigan Coastal Resilience Initiative

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Now Open for Proposals:
Davidson Fellowship

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Announcements

Now Open for Proposals: Partners to Host Coastal Management and Digital Coast Fellows

Learn More

Proposed Connecticut National Estuarine Research Reserve:
Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Management Plan Released

Learn More

Announcing the Lake Michigan Coastal Resilience Initiative

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Now Open for Proposals:
Davidson Fellowship

Learn More