Science Needs Assessment

What we need to know

Welcome to the Science Needs Assessment for NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. This assessment is designed to provide up to date information on the priority management issues facing your national marine sanctuaries and define the science and information needs necessary to address these issues.

Click the links below to learn more about the ONMS Science Needs Assessment.

  • Overview

    The Overview provides information on the purpose, structure, and content of the ONMS Science needs Assessment.

  • Title Index

    This is a list of titles for each managment issue and related science needs at each sanctuary/monument across the system.