Regional EBM Initiatives

Throughout the United States NOAA programs are employing ecosystem-based management for our ocean and coastal resources.  Diverse activities ranging from research projects to inform management decisions to programs actively implementing EBM approaches. Many programs and projects act in most or all regions (e.g. Integrated Ecosystem Assessments and National Marine Sanctuaries), while others are specific to a single region (e.g. Bering Sea Project and Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory). For more information on some of NOAA’s activities in each region see links to the left.

U.S. Regional Marine Ecosystems