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Ocean, Weather, & Climate 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.

2023 NOAA Science Report cover with hexagonal images of various researchers doing field work on ships, coastlines, airplanes, and other partnering efforts

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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Arctic Report Card 2023

The Arctic Report Card (ARC) has been issued annually since 2006. It is a timely and peer-reviewed source for clear, reliable, and concise environmental information on the current state of different components of the Arctic system relative to historical records. The ARC is intended for a wide audience interested in the Arctic environment and science, including scientists, teachers, students, decision-makers, policymakers, and the general public.

NOAA & the UN 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.

NOAA Tools & Resources

Find what you need from an array of NOAA resources such as NOAA corporate office information, line office services and tools, media resource guides, and educational products. Also check out additional information from NOAA Communications including topical resource guides and the White House Briefing Room.

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