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Climate, Ocean and Weather Research Products

Impact-based information from the national scientific authority on environment and climate.

NOAA Research provides climate, ocean, and weather research and data products to empower legislators, resource and emergency managers and the public to make informed decisions about weather hazards, a shifting ecosystem resources, and a changing climate.

Our research scientists work tirelessly to collect and analyze environmental and climate data to better understand how our natural world is changing. With the help of science support staff, administrators, and communicators we are able to present that information to help our nation mitigate environmental risks and hazards and adapt to a changing climate. View our premiere reports below.

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2023 NOAA Science Report

From heatwaves on land and in the ocean to wildfires and flooding, 2023 was a record-breaking year for climate and weather events, affecting countless people across the nation. Amid these challenges, NOAA continues to make scientific advancements that help save lives and the planet. Using NOAA satellite data to inform critical air quality alerts, “zooming in” for a closer look at hurricanes, testing new underwater robotic vehicles, and other accomplishments represent NOAA’s impactful science from the past year.

Learn how NOAA’s scientific research is making a difference in people’s lives and our nation’s economy in the newly released 2023 NOAA Science Report.

The science highlights captured in this annual report are organized by the agency strategy: NOAA Research and Development Vision Areas: 2020-2026. Past years' reports are also available on the NOAA Science Council website.

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FY 2025 President's Budget

The Biden Administration has released the President's FY 2025 Discretionary Request. The FY 2025 request will allow OAR to provide robust science that is instrumental to saving lives and property, managing natural resources, and maintaining a strong economy. For details on OAR, see the FY25 Congressional Justification [PDF; OAR begins on p.425], on the NOAA Budget Office page. The Blue Book is available here.

Cover image of the 2024 NOAA Budget Summary, featuring ocean, weather, and climate photos inside the numbers 2024.

Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2024

On March 29, 2024, President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2024 (Pub. L. 118-42) into law. Additional information will be available on the OAR budget page shortly.

NOAA and the Ocean Decade

Understanding, protecting and sustainably managing ocean habitats and services are essential to a healthy society, and learning more about the ocean’s influence on climate is key to our future. Learn more about NOAA's involvement the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030), a campaign for transformational ocean science to improve ocean health and make sustainable development possible.

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Get involved with NOAA Research

Check our the resources below to learn more about how you can make a difference. 

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Student Opportunities

Finding opportunities for students to join OAR is critical to our success as we build the future of our organization.


We receive many questions about the timing of the budget process. The timeline is intended as a guide to help explain the process from budget formulation to execution.

OAR Strategy

NOAA Research has updated its Strategic Plan to create a framework aligned with the NOAA 5-year Research & Development Plan released last year.

UN Decade

This “Ocean Decade” focuses the world’s attention on the science and partnerships we need to make the future of the ocean healthy, productive, and sustainable for the benefit of society.

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