|Name:||Office for Coastal Management|
|Type:||NOS Program Office|
|Library:||OCM Metadata Library|
Coastal management refers to actions taken to keep residents safe, the economy sound, and natural resources functioning. This is accomplished with federal and state partnership programs. Federal legislation provides the overarching mandates; NOAA's Office for Coastal Management oversees implementation and provides technical assistance; federally approved state programs provide day-to-day implementation.