CO-OPS provides the national infrastructure, science, and technical expertise to monitor, assess, and distribute tide, current, water level, and other coastal oceanographic products and services that support NOAA's mission of environmental stewardship and environmental assessment and prediction. CO-OPS provides operationally sound observations and monitoring capabilities coupled with operational Nowcast Forecast modeling.
Strategies for addressing nutrient pollution and hypoxia include tiered collaboration starting on the field with landowner through cooperation with federal agencies. Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico is a serious national water quality issue. Successful frameworks for addressing hypoxia must include tiered collaboration starting on the field with the stakeholder (landowner)and travelling all the way through to Federal cooperation. Frameworks must cross state boundaries and work toward a common goal. Strategic implementation plans for states draining into the Gulf of Mexico should be compatible, comparable, and consistent if successful nutrient reduction is to occur.
Statistical analysis tool used evaluate pollutants and determine TMDLs. Primarily used for conservative parameters.
Initiated under the Clean Water Act of 1972 requires that individual states are responsible for cleaning up polluted waterways and are required to meet state water quality standards; Each state can take action to eventually decrease hypoxic zones in the nation, such as compliance with the Clean Water Act’s Total Maximum Daily Load program; Major focus on agricultural runoff
Toolkit for the Anacostia Watershed Outreach and Education Project supports the EPA Urban Waters Outreach program.
Program for ecosystem restoration involving placement of material dredged from Corps maintained navigation channels in open water or degraded marsh.