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National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration: Oceans in the spotlight
NOAA Ocean Service (NOS) is responsible for the observation, measurement, assessment and management of the nation's vast coastal and ocean areas. NOS provides world-class products and services that protect millions of lives, billions of dollars in property and irreplaceable natural resources daily. This website is a portal to all the NOS observations, information, measurements and programs. In the Oceans In the Spotlight section, users will find nautical charts, animations of monthly ocean temperatures, diving resources, global seafloor tomography and much more. This site contains a wealth of information collected for the NOAA Ocean Service projects.
Intended for grade levels:
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • Portal:
    • Government
  • Atmospheric science
  • Environmental science
  • Ocean Sciences:
    • Biological oceanography
    • Chemical oceanography
    • Physical oceanography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and Other Restriction Information Unknown
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-STARTINGPOINT-000-000-000-095
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration