NOAA Communications & External Affairs

Welcome to the webpage for NOAA Communications & External Affairs. Our office manages media relations, stakeholder relations and social media engagement for NOAA Headquarters.

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NOAA Headquarters

Interviews with NOAA leadership; policy issues; budget and legislation.

Ciaran Clayton, Director
Scott Smullen, Deputy Director

Constituent affairs; stakeholder relationships; business/industry liaison.


NOAA National Environmental Satellite and Information Service
Satellite images, satellite operations, environmental data, historical weather and climate data John Leslie, 301-713-0214
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
Sustainable fisheries (commercial and recreational fishing), protected resources (whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles), endangered species, habitat, aquaculture, international fishing and marine mammal issues, seafood inspection, Marine Mammal Protection Act, Magnuson-Stevens Act, Endangered Species Act and ocean fishing regulations

Main Number: 301-427-8003

Connie Barclay, 301-427-8029
Jennie Lyons, 301-427-8013
Kate Brogan, 301-427-8030
Lt. Colin Kliewer, 301-427-8028

Alaska Region (Juneau, Alaska)

Julie Speegle, 907-586-7032

Maggie Mooney-Seus, 206-526-4348

Greater Atlantic Region (Gloucester, Massachusetts)

Teri Frady, 508-495-2239

Shelley Dawicki, 508-495-2378

West Coast Region

Michael Milstein 503-231-6268
(Portland, Oregon)

Jim Milbury, 562-980-4006
(Long Beach, California)

Southeast Region (St. Petersburg, Florida)

Kim Amendola, 727-551-5707

Allison Garrett, 727-551-5707

Pacific Islands Region (Honolulu, Hawaii)

Wende Goo, 808-725-5020

Chesapeake Bay Office (Annapolis, Maryland)

Kim Couranz, 410-267-5673
Fisheries Office for Law Enforcement
(Silver Spring, Maryland)
Allyson Rogers, 301-427-8255
NOAA National Ocean Service
Coral reefs, coastal resource management, estuarine research reserves, harmful algal blooms, hazardous spill response and restoration, marine protected areas, marine sanctuaries, nautical charts, ocean observing systems, and tides and water levels.

Ben Sherman, 301-713-3066

Keeley Belva, 301-713-3066

NOAA National Weather Service
Weather Service Public Affairs
Severe weather, NOAA Weather Radio, Weather Safety
Regional weather contacts

Main Number, 301-427-9000

Chris Vaccaro, 301-427-9001
Susan Buchanan, 301-427-9000
Maureen O'Leary, 301-427-9000

Storm Prediction Center, Norman, Oklahoma.,
Severe storms, tornadoes, fire weather outlooks, storm chasing
Keli Pirtle, 405-325-6933
National Hurricane Center
Tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and the eastern Pacific
Dennis Feltgen, 305-229-4404
NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Prediction
Includes NOAA Climate Prediction Center
Seasonal outlooks, drought, climate prediction, El Niño and La Niña
Space Weather Prediction Center
Solar and geomagnetic storms, solar cycles, auroras


NOAA Oceanic and Atmospheric Research
Climate, weather, polar, ocean, and coastal research, tsunamis, ocean acidification, global monitoring and observation. Monica Allen, 301-734-1123

Office of Ocean Exploration
NOAA's center for new activities to explore and better understand the oceans. 
Sarah Graddy, 301-713-7631
Earth System Research Laboratory
Atmospheric science, climate change, ozone depletion, weather, air quality

Monica Allen, 301-734-1123

NOAA Office of Marine and Aviation Operations
Research ships and aircraft, NOAA Corps David Hall, 301-713-7671