National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Earth Day 2013: Observations Matter. Observe Your World

Observing our Earth: Space

NOAA's Coral Reef Watch sounds an alert when reef waters heat up.

Observing our Earth: Air

Improved research, forecasts and warnings will save lives from unpredictable, deadly tornadoes.

Observing our Earth: Land

As drought persists across large areas of the United States, a proactive, interactive drought monitoring system helps anticipate and mitigate
the hazards.

Observing our Earth: Sea Surface

Data from electronic tags reveal new insight into marine animal behavior

Observing our Earth: Deep Sea

Innovative, new and a life-saving asset, a Wave Glider launched by NOAA in the Gulf of Mexico is the world's first operational unmanned system deployed to detect tsunamis.

Photo Credit: Liquid Robotics

How does NOAA honor our Earth? By using cutting-edge science to understand Earth's systems and keep its habitats and vital natural resources healthy and resilient.

Observations are essential. We monitor our planet from high in the skies to the depths of the seas to keep people and wildlife safe, properties protected, communities thriving, and businesses strong.

Observe with us: Join our Earth Day celebration and see our world in a whole new way!


Find a NOAA Earth Day 2013 event near you

NOAA's Earth Day 2013 festivities span the nation with nearly 100 public events – there's something for everyone! Click on the map to find events near you. If you can't participate in person, follow our #EarthDayNOAA celebration on Twitter and Facebook.