America’s oceans and Great Lakes are home to some of the world’s busiest marine transportation networks and thousands of maritime businesses and communities that rely daily on the information and safety services NOAA provides. From vessel captains needing to chart their course to coastal communities and businesses tackling challenges from tsunamis to water quality, NOAA’s nautical charts, situational awareness services, and ocean and weather observations are critical to their prosperity and success.
Check out these stories from people across the country about how NOAA supports coastal and maritime safety:
President and CEO, Alaska Maritime Prevention and Response Network, Alaska
“NOAA is a critical part of ensuring safety at sea. We cannot afford to take NOAA’s services to our country for granted.”