Type of Organization: Government - Federal
NOAA – the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration – is a $4.7 billion federal science agency that provides solid science and policy-relevant findings to leaders in government and industry worldwide on topics such as climate, weather, ozone-depleting substances, air quality, ocean resources, renewable energy and ecosystem protection. NOAA’s reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them. From daily weather forecasts, severe storm and tsunami warnings, climate monitoring and prediction to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, NOAA’s products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product.
NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, or OAR, conducts and sponsors the preeminent research that strengthens NOAA’s ability to provide accurate weather forecasts, to protect and manage the nation’s coastal and ocean resources, and to enable society to plan for and respond to climate change. Researchers of many disciplines – from oceanography, chemistry, biology, meteorology and mathematics, to physics, computer sciences, and engineering – collaborate to make discoveries that reveal new science challenges, conduct long-term research and develop innovative technologies and link research activities across NOAA and our external research partners in academia, scientific institutions and industry.
NOAA’s mission touches the lives of every American and we are proud of our role in protecting life and property and conserving and protecting natural resources.