Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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:

President's FY 2017 Budget Request

On February 9, the White House Office of Management and Budget released the President's Budget Request for FY 2017, which totals approximately $5.8 billion for NOAA and supports investments in: (1) community resilience, (2) evolving the National Weather Service, (3) observational infrastructure, and (4) organizational excellence.  NOAA requests a total of $520 million to support the continued and enhanced operations of OAR, an increase of $30.7 million above the FY 2016 enacted.  You can find more detailed information in the NOAA FY 2017 Blue Book.

Craig McLean, OAR Assistant Administrator, will hold an OAR Update call at 3:30 pm EST on January 10. If you would like to join the call, please email oar.constituents@noaa.gov.

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.

Constituent Updates

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

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

Constituent Calendar

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