The publication, Population Trends Along the Coastal United States, shows that in 2003, approximately 153 million people (53 percent of the nation’s population) lived in U.S. coastal counties. (Photo: Kevin Fleming, ęCorbis).

Looking for information—statistics, technical assistance, management insights—to help manage your coast?  Looking for a little light reading on your next trip to the beach?  You have come to the right place!

NOAA’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management and our sister offices within NOAA’s National Ocean Service regularly publish resources addressing coastal management issues.

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