The Digital Coast provides the information needed by those who want to conserve and protect coastal communities and natural resources.
While the need for good geospatial data forms the foundation of the Digital Coast, the basic premise of the siteis the understanding that data alone are not enough. People need the associated tools, training, and information that turn data into information capable of making a difference. And people want this information in one connected package that is easy to use. Digital Coast does just that.
Library of Congress appropriations legislation for FY12: http://thomas.loc.gov/home/approp/app12.html
NOAA provides the science, services, and stewardship that allow commerce and government to be effective and competitive in an ever-changing natural environment. Our unique focus is on monitoring, predicting, and managing the Earth’s dynamic natural environment including weather, space weather, natural hazards, and ocean ecosystems and marine conditions. Not surprisingly, economic thinking, research, and analysis play a part in nearly all we do at NOAA.