Bureau of Ocean Energy Management
Manages the environmentally and economically responsible development of the nation’s offshore resources.

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement
Manages the safety and environmental oversight of offshore oil and gas operations.

Marine Protected Areas of the United States
Facilitates the effective use of science, technology, training, and information in the planning, management, and evaluation of the nation’s system of marine protected areas.

National Invasive Species Information Center
Established in 2005 at the National Agricultural Library to meet the informative needs of users, including the National Invasive Species Council.

NOAA Office for Coastal Management
Serves the nation’s state and local coastal resource management programs.

NOAA Fisheries Service
Dedicated to the stewardship of living marine resources through science-based conservation and management, and the promotion of healthy ecosystems.

NOAA National Coastal Zone Management Program
Provides national leadership, strategic direction, and guidance to state and territorial coastal programs and estuarine research reserves.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers — Wilmington District
Maintains navigation in Wilmington and Morehead City, works to reduce damage from flooding, protects shore communities from the effects of hurricanes, and respond to the nation’s disasters.

U.S. Coast Guard
Involved in maritime law, mariner assistance, and search and rescue, among other duties of coast guards elsewhere.

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Leads the nation’s environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Principal federal agency for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.

U.S. Ocean Commission
Recommendations for a coordinated and comprehensive national ocean policy to the President and Congress.