NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science (NCCOS) conducts and supports research, monitoring, assessments, and technical assistance to meet NOAA’s coastal stewardship and management responsibilities.  Through a suite of programs under the Coastal Ecosystem Effects of Climate Change Program, the NCCOS Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research supports interdisciplinary, multi-year research programs investigating how oceanic and coastal ecosystems respond to climate variability and change.