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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.
Discovering a 207-year-old whaling ship, improving storm surge and wind forecasts, and leveraging artificial intelligence to detect Harmful Algal Bloom Species are just a few of NOAA’s many notable scientific accomplishments from the past year that are in the 2022 NOAA Science Report, which emphasizes the wide range of impacts that NOAA science advancements have on the lives of Americans and the world. This 2022 report includes more than 60 stories about NOAA’s 2022 research and development accomplishments across NOAA’s mission.
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.
The Biden Administration has released the President's FY 2024 Discretionary Request. The FY 2024 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 NOAA's Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Summary (Blue Book) [PDF; OAR begins on p.42], the Congressional Justification [PDF; OAR’s executive summary begins on p.439] or the NOAA Budget Office page.
On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (Pub. L. 117-328) into law. This provides a total of $6.35B for NOAA. This includes $4.54B for NOAA Operations, Research and Facilities (ORF) and $1.76B in Procurement, Acquisition and Construction (PAC). For details on OAR, view our budget page. For details on OAR, view our budget page.
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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