NOAA’s mission extends beyond the United States to oceans, ecosystems, and the atmosphere throughout the world. While all of NOAA’s line offices conduct research, NOAA Research is the only line office dedicated solely to conducting research and development. NOAA Research supports NOAA’s mission by collaborating with partners from around the world to expand data collection, maximize the mutual benefits of international exchange, and work with global experts in ocean, atmosphere, and climate sciences.
The NOAA Research International Activities Office is dedicated to working with NOAA labs and programs and international partners to develop new ideas, partnerships, and technologies that result in improved services for the United States.
PARTNERSHIPS BENEFIT THE NATION
NOAA’s science and technology enterprise is enhanced by engaging with other countries on large-scale projects of mutual interest. Our partnerships with international institutions allow NOAA access to foreign data, technology, expertise, geographic locations, and other cost-sharing opportunities that advances our research and benefits the global community.
Our three operational objectives support NOAA’s overall vision of healthy ecosystems, communities, and economies that are resilient to environmental change.
Advise NOAA and its research leadership on international science policy, strategies, programs, and issues in support of U.S. foreign policy and corporate science priorities.
Support and represent OAR interests and programs by serving its laboratories and programs on international programmatic, administrative, and operational needs.
Lead and promote strategic science and technology partnerships with international organizations that benefit NOAA and OAR’s research programs in weather, climate, atmospheric, and marine science. Serve as executor and administrator for several multilateral and bilateral agreements including Australia, France, Indonesia, India, and Japan.
Staci Rijal, Director
Principal Advisor to OAR on International Activities
Oversight of all OAR/IA programs and staff activities
Personnel Actions/Performance Evaluations
NOAA International Affairs Council Representative for OAR