NOAA OCEAN SERVICE CREATES NEW USER-FRIENDLY WEB SITE
April 24, 2003 — Researchers, students and mariners now have a new and easier way to access information on coastal and ocean issues. The NOAA Ocean Service (NOAA Oceans and Coasts) 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.
The new Web site 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 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:
The NOAA 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.
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 the nation’s coastal and marine resources. NOAA is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce.