Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Now available! Third National Climate Assessment for the United States

U.S. National Climate Assessment

On May 6, 2014, the Obama Administration unveiled the Third U.S. National Climate Assessment. The report, a key deliverable of President Obama's Climate Action Plan, confirms that climate change is affecting Americans in every region of the U.S. and key sectors of the national economy. The assessment was developed over three years by a team of over 300 climate scientists and experts, including from NOAA Research, and informed by inputs gathered through more than 70 technical workshops and stakeholder listening sessions held across the country.

More information is available on the Web:


FY 2016 Budget Activity

On June 11, the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations passed the Commerce-Justice-Science (CJS) bill through Committee.  The Senate bill has yet to be debated on the Senate floor, where it could be amended.  

For NOAA’s Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), the Senate bill included a total of $456.1 million, which includes $436 million for OAR Operations, Research and Facilities (ORF) and $20.1 million for OAR Procurement, Acquisition and Construction (PAC).  ORF is $48.6 million below the FY 2016 request, $3.2 million above the FY 2015 enacted level, and $26.3 million above the House Mark.  The PAC recommendation for research supercomputing is $2.3 million below the FY 2016 request level and $6.7 million above the FY 2015 enacted level.  

You can find more detailed information on our budget web page.

NOAA Research's Sandy Supplemental Program Overview

Sandy struck the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast coasts with powerful winds, rain, and storm surges that caused unprecedented damages in some of the nation’s most populous areas. The communities hit by Sandy will be rebuilding and recovering for years to come. This document provides more details on OAR's $74.7 million investment across four areas, approximately half of which will support extramural investigators.


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Constituent Updates

OAR Assistant Administrator Craig McLean holds quarterly OAR Update calls for constituents.

Please email or call Rochelle Plutchak at 301-734-1176 to be added to the invitation list for these calls.

Constituent Calendar


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