Search

Stay Connected

lab reviews

Laboratory Reviews

Scientific reviews are conducted every four years to evaluate the quality, relevance, and performance of research conducted at the OAR laboratories. These reviews help to strategically position laboratories in their planning of future science and are intended to ensure that OAR laboratory research is linked to the NOAA Next Generation Strategic Plan, remains relevant to the NOAA research mission and its priorities, and is consistent with NOAA planning, programming, and budgeting processes.

Below is a list of the laboratory review websites and documents from the two review cycles.

Review Documents and Websites




Second Review Cycle (2013-2016)
Each Laboratory's Review Panel Report, Implementation Plan, and Laboratory Final Report documents can be found at the Review Website.

ESRL GMD: 3-5 April, 2013                          
Review Website
 

AOML: 4-6 March, 2014                         
Review Website

GFDL: 20-22 May, 2014
Review Website
PMEL: 9-11 September, 2014
Review Website
 
NSSL: 25-27 February, 2015
Review Website
ESRL CSD: 30 March-1 April, 2015
Review Website
ESRL PSD: 12-14 May, 2015
Review Website
 
ESRL GSD: 3-5 November, 2015
Review Website
GLERL: 22-24 March, 2016
Review Website
ARL: 21-23 June, 2016
Review Website
 
   
 
First Review Cycle (2008-2011)  
   

ESRL Chemical Sciences: 29 - 31 January 2008

Review Website
Website, presentations and materials as prepared by the laboratory

Review Team Report
Final summary report of the review panel

Implementation Plan
Laboratory's response to the Review Team Report

Laboratory Final Report
Laboratory's description of actions completed from the response and implementation plan 
 

PMEL: 26 - 28 August 2008

Review Website - Login Required
Website, presentations and materials as prepared by the laboratory

Review Website - Public

Review Team Report
Final summary report of the review panel

Implementation Plan
Laboratory's response to the Review Team Report, signed off by the OAR AA.

Laboratory Final Report
Laboratory's description of actions completed from the response and implementation plan, signed off by the OAR AA.
 

GFDL: 30 June - 2 July 2009

Review Website
Website, presentations and materials as prepared by the laboratory.

Review Team Report
Final summary report of the review panel.

Implementation Plan
Laboratory's response to the Review Team Report, signed off by the OAR AA.

Response and Implementation Plan Final Report
Laboratory's response to the Review Team Report



GLERL: 16 - 18 November 2010

Review Website
Website, presentations and materials as prepared by the laboratory

Webinar of Archived Presentations
Archived videos of individual presentations from the review. Navigate to page and click on the desired YouTube link. 

AOML: 18 - 20 March 2008

Review Website
Website, presentations and materials as prepared by the laboratory

Review Team Report
Final summary report of the review panel

Implementation Plan
Laboratory's response to the Review Team Report

Laboratory Final Report
Laboratory's description of actions completed from the response and implementation plan 
 

NSSL: 17 - 19 February 2009

Review Website
Website, presentations and materials as prepared by the laboratory.

Review Team Report
Final summary report of the review panel.

Implementation Plan
Laboratory's response to the Review Team Report, signed off by the OAR AA.

Laboratory Final Report
Laboratory's description of actions completed from the response and implementation plan, signed off by the OAR AA. 


 

ESRL Physical Sciences: 9 - 12 March 2010

Review Website
Website, presentations and materials as prepared by the laboratory.

Review Team Report
Final summary report of the review panel.

Implementation Plan
Laboratory's response to the Review Team Report, signed off by the OAR AA.

Laboratory Final Report
Laboratory's description of actions completed from the response and implementation plan, signed off by the OAR AA.


ARL: 3 - 5 May 2011

Review Website
Website, presentations and materials as prepared by the laboratory.

Review Team Report
Final Summary report of the review panel.

Relevant Documentation

OAR Laboratory Science Review Policy
Official OAR policy for laboratory reviews signed off by the OAR Assistant Administrator on 31 July 2007.

OAR PROGRAMS

We conduct research in three major areas: weather and air quality, climate, and ocean and coastal resources.

OAR LABS

The laboratories and their field stations are located across the country and around the world.

LAB REVIEWS

Scientific reviews are conducted every four years to evaluate the quality, relevance, and performance of research conducted at the OAR laboratories.

INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES

The Oceanic and Atmospheric Research International Activities Office (OAR/IA) advances NOAA’s science enterprise and priorities on ocean, atmosphere, and climate.

Oar Headquarters

Phone: 301-713-2458
Address: 1315 East-West Highway Silver Spring, MD 20910

Stay Connected

About Us

The Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) - or "NOAA Research" - provides the research foundation for understanding the complex systems that support our planet. Working in partnership with other organizational units of the NOAA, a bureau of the Department of Commerce, NOAA Research enables better forecasts, earlier warnings for natural disasters, and a greater understanding of the Earth. Our role is to provide unbiased science to better manage the environment, nationally, and globally.

Contact Us

Can't Find What You Need?
Send Feedback
Back To Top