I. Beaches
II. Floats and Conditions

I. Beaches

Beach Information

  1. Global: Global beach WebCams and forecasts – Surfline
  2. UK: Includes links to UK area “Good Beach Guide” and “Good Fish Guide” – Marine Conservation Society MCS
  3. US: Historical reports on water quality of US beaches – Natural Resources Defense Council
  4. US: Beaches and general information – EPA
  5. US – Oregon: Oregon Coast visitors information
  6. US – West Coast: Current and historical West Coast beaches Report Cards – Heal the Bay


  1. Surfers’ Environmental Alliance (SEA) – US-based nonprofit for surfers and surfing issues on both coasts.
  2. Surfrider Foundation – Organization with international chapters and programs dedicated to beach access and clean water.

II. Floats and Conditions


  1. Data from floats in the North Atlantic ocean from the Global Drifter Program – Argo – NOAA – AOML
  2. Links to realtime ocean temperature and salinity for climate, fisheries, and more from Argo floats around the globe – NOAA – PMEL
  3. Links to real-time weather and wind data from buoys and monitoring stations along the Northeast American coastal region – NERACOOS


  1. Current, but not daily, chlorophyll concentration global map – NASA – NEO
  2. Current coastal observations, forecasts and predictions – NOAA – nowCOAST
  3. Current marine and ocean forecast for Australia – Commonwealth of Australia, Bureau of Meteorology
  4. Google Street View Oceans Page
  5. Information on the coastal waters of the State of Washington – State of Washington
  6. Information on the present state of the Arctic ecosystem and climate – NOAA
  7. Links to studies and references on the Arctic – USARC Arctic Science Portal – United States Artic Research Commission
  8. Links to current weather conditions such as hurricanes, and other coastal threats issued by National Weather Service and others – NOAA – National Weather Service
  9. Links to current Marine Forecasts & Analyses for the Atlantic and East Pacific – NOAA – NWS