How the Nation and the World Benefit
Most of the environmental questions our nation and the world face are not easily answered. A strong NOAA is necessary to tackle the complex issues that only advanced scientific knowledge is able to adequately address. NOAA Research answers the call and:
- provides comprehensive knowledge to guide national environmental policy decisions, including better predictions of the climate response to emissions changes, choices for protection of the ozone layer, and alternatives for developing coastal communities;
- improves environmental services to the nation, including reliable predictions and assessments; and
- promotes economic growth through science for decision-making, new technology, and partnerships with academia and industry;
NOAA is a world leader in environmental science today and is well positioned and organized to provide the sound scientific research policy-makers will always need.