Marine Sciences

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admininstration (NOAA)

This link provides an index to all the websites operated by NOAA, covering numerous topics on ocean sciences.

The Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology

The Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology (CICEET [sigh-seat]) was established in 1997 as a national center for the development and application of innovative environmental technologies for monitoring, management, and prevention of contamination in estuaries and coastal waters.

This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics

This on-line booklet, published by the U.S. Geological Survey, gives a brief introduction to the concept of plate tectonics. The booklet highlights some of the people and discoveries that advanced the development of the theory of plate tectonics and traces the theory's progress since its proposal. Although the general idea of plate tectonics is now widely accepted, many aspects still continue to confound and challenge scientists. The earth-science revolution launched by the theory is not finished.

Jackson Estuarine Laboratory

Jackson Estuarine Laboratory is the largest of three laboratories administered by the UNH Center for Marine Biology. The lab is located approximately five miles from campus on the shores of Great Bay Estuary at Adams Point. Though basic scientific research is part of our mission, recent efforts have focussed on applying our scientific expertise to environmental issues of regional significance.
Visit the Jackson Estuarine Laboratory webpage.

Bigelow Laboratory

The Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences is a private, non-profit research institution whose principal scientific concern is the biological productivity of the oceans. The Laboratory is located on the shore of the Gulf of Maine, among the most biologically productive marine areas in the world and within one of the largest watersheds in northeastern North America.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is a private, independent, not-for-profit corporation dedicated to research and higher education at the frontiers of ocean science. Its primary mission is to develop and effectively communicate a fundamental understanding of the processes and characteristics governing how the oceans function and how they interact with the Earth as a whole.


SeaWeb is a project designed to raise awareness of the world ocean and the life within it. The ocean plays a critical role in our everyday life and in the future of our planet. We believe that as more people understand this and begin to appreciate the Earth as a water planet, they will take actions to conserve the ocean and the web of life it supports.
Visit the SeaWeb website.