National Ocean Service

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The Marine Exchange provides links to valuable oceanographic information provided by the National Ocean Service, which is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, (NOAA).

The National Ocean Service, a part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) approaches the 21st century with a clear vision--that our coasts and oceans enjoy robust health, provide a rich bounty of resources and are wisely managed to endure competing uses. As the nation's principal advocate for coastal and ocean stewardship, the National Ocean Service develops the national foundation for coastal and ocean science, management, response, restoration, and navigation. The National Ocean Service maintains its leadership role in coastal stewardship by bridging the gap between science, management, and public policy.

Coast Survey
The Office of Coast Survey (OCS) produces nautical charts for United States waters, including its possessions and territories.

Nautical Charts and Publications