Welcome to the NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries Science Needs Assessment. This assessment is designed to provide up-to-date information on the priority conservation issues facing your national marine sanctuaries and define the science and information needs necessary to address these issues. These needs are designed to guide current and future partners, including academics (professional and students), non-profit organizations, government programs (local, state, federal, and tribal), and commercial businesses (e.g., technology-based companies), who seek to implement studies that support national marine sanctuary management.

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Science Needs for Each National Marine Sanctuary