Have you ever wondered...
- What is the coastal population?
- What is the coastal GDP?
- What is the overall health of our Nation's coasts?
- How vulnerable is my state's coastline to long-term sea level rise?
This week NOAA launched NOAA's State of the Coast Web site. The purpose of this site is to highlight the crucial importance of healthy coastal ecosystems to a robust U.S. economy, a safe population, and a sustainable quality of life for coastal residents.
NOAA's State of the Coast offers quick facts and more detailed statistics through fifteen interactive indicator visualizations that provide highlights of what we know about coastal communities, coastal ecosystems, the coastal economy, and how a changing climate might impact the coast. Explore topics such as changes in coastal population from 1970 to 2040, the impact coastal areas have on the U.S. economy, the overall health of the U.S. coast, and the vulnerability of our coasts to long term sea level rise.
Visit frequently as the site continues to grow and be updated: http://stateofthecoast.noaa.gov