NOAA's Pacific Services Center develops and distributes products, information, and services for the coastal resource management communities in the State of Hawai`i, Territories of American Samoa and Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Learning through your peers is a constant theme of the publications found here.
Creating Hydrography Data Manual (zip, 3.75mb)
Imagery Accuracy Assessment Manual (zip, 6.5mb)
Watershed Assessment in ArcMap Manual (zip, 19mb)
Coastal Change Analysis Program (CCAP)
The Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) is a nationally standardized database of land cover and land change information, developed using remotely sensed imagery, for the coastal regions of the U.S. C-CAP products inventory coastal intertidal areas, wetlands, and adjacent uplands with the goal of monitoring these habitats by updating the land cover maps every five years.
Hawai`i's got HEAT!
The HEAT software template is an effective way to deliver information about coastal hazards to the public.
Coastal Community Resilience (CCR) Guide
The CCR guide aims to address coastal hazards and reduce risks to vulnerable communities. This guide attempts to broaden perspectives of sector plans so that a more holistic and robust planning framework evolves to elevate the potential for community resilience. The CCR assessment process easily fits into development plans for coastal areas and can thereby complement traditional planning processes used by local and national governments.
Hazard Risk Management Tools
An overview of the hazard and risk management tools offered by PSC.
Tsunami Service Brochure
Tsunami Hazard information for the Pacific.
NOAA PSC Fortune Teller
Foldable "game" for kids
International Year of the Reef, Living Reef Publication
The Pacific Services Center partnered with The Nature Conservancy and the Honolulu Advertiser's Newspapers In Education to print the "Living Reef" publication as a special edition newspaper insert on April 16, 2008. The publication was run as part of the state's celebration of the International Year of the Reef. The special section was distributed to 200 schools state-wide for use in classrooms and as a teacher resource. This unique outreach offering promotes literacy and academic achievement by encouraging the use of newspapers in the classroom, conducting teacher training, and developing teacher resources and networks.
International Year of the Reef, Kids Day
NOAA's Pacific Region was the title sponsor of 's Kids Day 2008. The following appeared in the Honolulu Advertiser in the May 7, 2008 special edition newspaper.
Marine Debris Regional Workshop Summary Report
Summary Report from a series of workshops held by NOAA's Marine Debris Program to prioritize regional marine debris issues, discuss current projects, learn about marine debris legislation and the national program, and open lines of communication for this shared interest.
Marine Debris Action Plan
The Marine Debris Action Plan that was developed as a result of the Marine Debris Regional Workshops.
Marine Debris Display
The PSC Marine Debris display utilizes historic and cultural elements to encourage people to take care of the ocean and reduce the amount of marine debris they are directly (or indirectly) responsible for.