NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) conducts
and supports a variety of research projects concerning coastal, ocean, and Great
Lakes issues. Research is focused in coastal ecosystems including the National Estuarine Research Reserves and
the National Marine Sanctuaries. Understanding
how these stressors affect ecosystems is vital for assessing the linkages with coastal
communities and for effectively managing our Nation’s ocean and coastal resources.
The Center for Human Health Risk (CHHR) and partners at the Hollings Marine Laboratory
(HML) conduct research to understand and forecast relationships between coastal
ocean ecosystems and human health and makes this information and tools available
to managers and public health officials.
The NCCOS Project Explorer (NPE) is the search mechanism for retrieving information
on the scientific research projects conducted or sponsored by NCCOS. Searches can
be performed by region or research area.
search module is available for more detailed searches, including by
keyword. NOAA research projects can be found at this link.
Projects conducted at the CHHR
and HML by
NCCOS staff and partners, the College of Charleston, the Medical University
of South Carolina, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the South
Carolina Department of Natural Resources can be found through the project search
below. Use TOPIC KEY WORDS like: Shrimp, Oysters, OHH, Genes, Microarray, Chemical,
Assessment, Tidal Creeks, etc. Or try the Staff Directory
to search for a name associated with the project you are looking for.