What We Do

On behalf of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the NOAA Chesapeake Bay Office works to protect and restore the Bay by focusing its capabilities on four key topics: Education, Fisheries, Habitat, and Observations. These topics are addressed by each of the Office’s primary programs (Ecosystem Science and Synthesis and Environmental Literacy and Partnerships) in an integrated approach to ecosystem management. This enables scientists and resource managers to examine some of the interconnected elements of the Bay ecosystem and ensures that Bay residents have a holistic understanding of the resource.