Coastal Education by NOAA and USGS

Coastal Education and Tools by NOAA and USGS

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) work together, along with the Texas GLO, to protect and renourish the Texas barrier islands.


Our ocean and coasts affect us — and we affect them. Almost 40 percent of the country’s population lives in coastal shoreline counties. These counties contribute $9 trillion to the U.S. economy. Climate change, sea level rise, more intense storms, and population growth are all challenges for our coastal communities. The National Ocean Service helps decision makers find solutions. NOAA is the nation’s leader in observing, measuring, assessing, protecting, and managing coastal, ocean, and Great Lakes areas.

NOAA and USGS Sites relevant to the Texas Coast

Also see USGS National Map Tool