The Coastal Services Center (CSC) is part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Ocean Service. NOAA is housed within the United States Department of Commerce. The mission of the NOAA Coastal Services Center is to support the environmental, social, and economic well-being of the coast by linking people, information, and technology, and by serving the nation's state and local coastal resource management programs. Customer input continues to guide the philosophy, areas of primary interest, and operating principles of the Center. All projects are customer-focused and include appropriate partners. Evaluations are used to see if the product or service meets client expectations, as well as to improve succeeding efforts. Evaluations are also conducted in program areas to determine effectiveness and guide future efforts. The NOAA Coastal Services Center was established in 1994. It is located at the site of a former Navy facility in Charleston, South Carolina.
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