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What We Do

NOAA employees conducting coral restoration

Goals

Our efforts to protect and restore habitat help sustain and enhance ecosystem health and production. In 2010, we aim to accomplish the following:

Programs and Activities

Our programs and activities directly support the nationís communities and economy. We strive to improve the conditions of coastal and marine habitat to ensure its health and sustainability as well as its ability to adapt to climate change. These efforts foster clean coastal waters and rebuild productive commercial and recreational fisheries, recover protected species, support tourism worth billions of dollars annually, and protect coastal communities from storms and flooding.