Volunteers help to ensure marine sanctuaries remain America's underwater treasures for future generations.
Volunteers participate in a wide variety of activities including diving, whale identification, beach cleanups, water quality monitoring, collecting field observations and surveys, acting as visitor center docents, and wildlife monitoring.
Citizen science volunteers work with scientists to: identify research questions; collect and analyze data; interpret results; make new discoveries; develop technologies and applications; and/or solve complex problems.
NOAA has published a notice requesting comments on the methods, formulas, and rationale for the calculations it will use in order to assess fees associated with special use permits (SUPs).
The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation enhances national marine sanctuaries in their goal to protect essential U.S. marine areas and to ensure a healthy ocean.
Bringing together diverse community interests to strengthen the network of national marine sanctuaries and the nation's marine protected areas.