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Oceanographic sciences
 
Georgia Aquarium provides free admission on your birthdayThe ancestor agencies of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a foundation partner of the UN Atlas of the Oceans, were established as early as 1807. Since then, the United States of America has become recognized as a world leader in the sciences of geodesy, geophysics, metrology, oceanography, meteorology, climatology, marine biology and marine ecology.

Besides the ocean science that has grown up in NOAA, there have also been humanitarian agencies concerned with the saving of life on our shores. Millions of passengers and trillions of tonnes of cargo have safely come to American shores while guided by the charts of the former Coast Survey. Millions of lives have been saved by the warnings of the Weather Bureau, now within NOAA, as a result of better forecasting. And the fight to conserve and sustain fisheries for future generations has been led by the Fish and Fisheries Commission, now NOAA Fisheries.

Based on NOAA History at http://www.history.noaa.gov/welcome.html   See More...
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Fisheries country profile
 
FAO provides a comprehensive overview of the fisheries and aquaculture sectors for each country featured through its Fisheries and Aquaculture Country Profiles, including economic and demographic information, structure of the industry, development prospects, sector management and status and trends.

The United Nations UNdata tracks vital statistics on all countries. See information for United States of America.   See More...
 
 
 
 
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Managing fish, game and aquatic plant resources in Alaska Alaska Department of Fish and Game Managing fish, game and aquatic plant resources in Alaska 
Sea surface temperature information for waters around U.S. coasts CoastWatch SST Products Sea surface temperature information for waters around U.S. coasts 
Monthly updates on El Niño off of the west coast of North America CoastWatch WCRN El Niño Watch Monthly updates on El Niño off of the west coast of North America 
Distribution maps for 99 species East Coast of North America Groundfish Atlas Distribution maps for 99 species 
Fishery and Aquaculture Country Profile on the United States of America FAO Fishery and Country Profile Fishery and Aquaculture Country Profile on the United States of America...  
Understanding basic geophysical processes governing the planet Earth, especially as they occur in or are relevant to Alaska. Geophysical Institute, Fairbanks, Alaska Understanding basic geophysical processes governing the planet Earth, especiall...  
The NOS Data Explorer serves as a portal to obtain NOS spatial data. NOS Data Explorer The NOS Data Explorer serves as a portal to obtain NOS spatial data. 
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