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NOS Publications: NOS OCM

Office for Coastal Management (OCM)

OCMOCM was established in 2014, when NOAA combined the two offices of the Coastal Services Center (CSC) and the Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management (OCRM). OCM provides research-based guidance for addressing issues such as storm preparedness, erosion, development, habitat loss, sea level rise, public access, and threats to water quality. OCM divisions include the Coral Reef Conservation Program, established in 2000 by the Coral Reef Conservation Act, and the Digital Coast, created in 2007, along with the National Coastal Zone Management Program and the National Estuarine Research Reserves, both established by the Coastal Zone Management Act of 1972.

Current Publications

Historical Publications