The CoastWatch mission is to provide and ensure timely access to near real-time satellite data to monitor, restore, and manage U.S. coastal ocean resources, in addition to understanding climate variability and change to further enhance society's quality of life. Our primary users include Federal, State, and local coastal resource managers, marine scientists, and the general public.
The East Coast Node, located at NOAA's Chesapeake Bay Office in Annapolis, MD, provides remote sensing data and products for regions from Maine to Florida. Anyone may access data free of charge. CoastWatch data is used by local managers and scientists in a variety of ways including ecological forecasting, monitoring algal blooms, tracking sediment plumes, and studying temperature effects on fish distributions.
Regions currently available at the East Coast Node.
Data Access page.
CoastWatch - East Coast Node
NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office
410 Severn Avenue, Suite 207
Annapolis, MD 21403