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small noaa logo Home | Pollutants in the Environment | Protecting Coastal Resources
Evaluating pollutants in the coastal environment and determining remediation measures to protect coastal resources from further harm caused by those pollutants.
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Spilled oil drifts toward a coral reef. Coral Reefs: Spills and Other Threats By understanding coral reefs, we can do a better job of protecting them.
FAQ Icon. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Oil and Chemical Spills Answers to questions that students, teachers, and others have asked us about topics related to our work.
OR&R: A History Learn more about the origins of NOAA's Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R).
Query Manager and MARPLOT An introduction to the Query Manager database and MARPLOT mapping applications, which are used extensively in NOAA's Coastal Protection and Restoration Division Watershed Projects.
Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet Assessment Project Learn about NOAA's special Suisun Bay project investigating potential impacts from the mothball, Reserve Fleet in Suisun Bay, CA.

Software & Data Sets supporting Protecting Coastal Resources Pages on our site that provide access to software created by the Office of Response and Restoration (OR&R) to aid first responders, planners, and restoration practitioners.
GIS tool ARD GIS Tools
ARD Tools is a collection of Database and GIS tools that NOAA's Assessment and Restoration Division (ARD) has created to support the protection and restoration of coastal species and habitats. NOAA ARD and project partners can take advantage of these tools to support analysis, mapping and communication of complex spatial contaminant and restoration issues in a Watershed context.
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Web Portals to sites about Protecting Coastal Resources Pages on our site that provide information about and access to Web sites of closely-related agencies and programs.
Anacostia River Watershed Database & Mapping Project IMS Web Portal
The Anacostia River Watershed Database and Mapping Project was developed to evaluate ecological and human health risks associated with hazardous substances in the lower tidal river, as well as to provide information valuable in planning of restoration projects.
NOAA's Coral Reef Conservation Program
Supports effective management and sound science to preserve, sustain and restore valuable coral reef ecosystems.
Portland Harbor Watershed Database & Mapping Project Web Portal
Protection and restoration of coastal watersheds requires the synthesis of complex environmental issues. The evaluation of multiple environmental issues can be significantly improved by combining scientific data and watershed characteristics into a Geographic Information System (GIS).
San Francisco Bay Project Impact Evaluation System Web Portal
This site is designed as a reference and decision support tool for marine project proponents, resource managers, and the public.
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Of Special Note: Pollutants in the Environment
ERMA Web Portal Web-based GIS tool designed to assist emergency responders and planners who deal with incidents that may adversely impact the environment.
Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) Maps ESI maps help oil spill responders and planners to identify vulnerable coastal locations, establish protection priorities, and identify cleanup strategies.
NOAA Restoration Portal Web Site Provides centralized access to information about NOAA restoration resources, including restoration techniques and NOAA restoration references, through a single point-of-entry.
OR&R Efforts in Vieques, Puerto Rico Vieques is a small island east of mainland Puerto Rico that was formerly used by the U.S. Navy for military training operations. The Navy ceased operations in 2003, and is now investigating areas it previously occupied to determine the extent of contamination.
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