The primary clients of the ProTech-Oceans domain will be NOAA’s National Ocean Service (NOS). The NOS mission is to provide science-based solutions through collaborative partnerships with industry to address evolving economic, environmental, and social pressures on our ocean and coasts. NOS has identified three priorities that reflect the primary statutory and mission drivers and reflect NOAA’s commitment to navigation services, coastal research and observations, emergency response, and place-based conservation programs.
The coastal resilience priority involves preparedness, response, and recovery. From oil spills and vessel groundings to hurricanes and marine debris, NOS provides world-class science and services in support of resilient and healthy coastal communities, economies, and ecosystems. In light of increasing threats to our coasts, coastal resiliency has become a national priority. NOS supports and informs improved decision making and end-to-end coastal preparedness, response, recovery, and resiliency.
The coastal intelligence priority involves the nation's nautical charts, environmental monitoring and assessment, or socioeconomic tools. NOS and their industry partners are committed to integrating science and services to provide actionable information. The goal is to increase ocean and coastal 'intelligence' and thereby improve the ability of public and private decision makers to make informed choices.
The place-based conservation priority involves conserving coastal places that provide economic benefits to local communities. These communities rely on dollars spent on activities such as recreation and tourism. NOS works to conserve marine areas and preserve the economic benefits of these special places to local communities through its coastal management and place-based conservation programs. These include Coastal Zone Management, the Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program, the National Estuarine Research Reserve System, National Marine Sanctuaries, and the Coral Reef Conservation Program.
The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for the ProTech-Oceans domain contract is 541620-Environmental Consulting Services.