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NOAA assets

A sample of NOAA's outstanding online resources.

Throughout NOAA’s line offices, there are a large number of assets in ocean, coastal, Great Lakes, weather and climate sciences. These assest include protected natural areas such as marine sanctuaries and estuarine research reserves; a large fleet of ocean-going ships, buoys, weather stations, and other monitoring devices; scientists; and a rich array of websites that feature data and information about research and monitoring. Additionally, we have provided a summary of NOAA programs and activities sorted by the state or territory in which they are based or focused. This list is not a comprehenvsive list of all NOAA assets.

Last updated: February 2, 2016

Categories of NOAA Assets


Education resources and programs (examples)

NOAA Education Portal

Bay-Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program
Contact: Bronwen Rice, bronwen.rice@noaa.gov

Citizen science and crowdsourcing resources
Contact: John McLaughlin, john.mclaughlin@noaa.gov

Climate Program Office: http://www.climate.noaa.gov/education/
Contact: Frank Niepold, frank.niepold@noaa.gov

Data in the Classroom: http://dataintheclassroom.noaa.gov
Contact: Atziri Ibanez, Atziri.Ibanez@noaa.gov

Educational games: http://games.noaa.gov
Contact: Peg Steffen, Peg.Steffen@noaa.gov

Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions

Long-term Monitoring Program and Experiential Training for Students (LiMPETS):http://limpetsmonitoring.org/offsite link
Contact: Claire Fackler, claire.fackler@noaa.gov

National Estuarine Research Reserves System: http://www.nerrs.noaa.gov/Education.aspx
Contact: Atziri Ibanez, Atziri.Ibanez@noaa.gov

National Marine Sanctuaries: http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/welcome.html
Contact: Claire Fackler, claire.fackler@noaa.gov

National Ocean Service: http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/
Contact: Peg Steffen, Peg.Steffen@noaa.gov

National Weather Service Warning Coordination Meteorologists: http://www.stormready.noaa.gov/contact.htm.
Contact: Faith Borden, Faith.Borden@noaa.gov

Office of Coastal Management - Pacific Islands: http://coast.noaa.gov/regions/pacific/about/
Contact: Stephanie Bennett, Stephanie.Bennett@noaa.gov

Office of Ocean Exploration and Research: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/edu/welcome.html

Research labs: http://research.noaa.gov/LabsPrograms/OARLabs.aspx

Satellite and Information Service: http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/EducationOutreach.html
Contact: Nina L. Jackson, Nina.Jackson@noaa.gov

Science On a Sphere (SOS)®: http://sos.noaa.gov
Contact: Beth Russell, beth.russell@noaa.gov

Sea Grant Education: http://seagrant.noaa.gov/HowWeWork/Education.aspx

Teacher At Sea: http://teacheratsea.noaa.gov/
Contact: Jennifer Hammond, jennifer.hammond@noaa.gov

Weather (JetStream): http://www.srh.noaa.gov/srh/jetstream/
Contact: Ron Gird, Ron.Gird@noaa.gov


Data visualizations and satellite imagery

Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Lab (AOML): http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/

Environmental Visualization Program: http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab (GFDL): http://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/products/vis/gallery/index.html
Visualizations of climate change models, hurricanes, and other large-scale earth dynamic processes

Geostationary-Orbiting Environmental Satellite (GOES):http://www.goes.noaa.gov/

Global visualizations for NOAA's Science On a Sphere: http://sos.noaa.gov/Datasets/index.html

Historical significant environmental events imagery: http://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/images/

Pacific Marine Environmental Lab (PMEL): http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/
El Nino, Tsunamis, Underwater visualizations (hydrothermal vents, etc) in virtual reality:http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/vrml/3DViz.html


Real-time data and data archives

Digital Coast: http://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/

NOAA View: http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/view/

National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI): https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/
All of NOAA's real-time data on climate, ocean+geophysics (bathymetry and space weather)

Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS): http://ioos.gov/

National Data Buoy Center: http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/

National Snow and Ice Data Center: http://nsidc.org/offsite link

Real-time Tide, Current and Water Level Data: http://tidesonline.nos.noaa.gov/geographic.html
Tidal Predictions: http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/tide_predictions.shtml

River and stream gauges: http://water.weather.gov/ahps/


Climate and other atmospheric-related information

Arctic Climate Change: http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/detect/

Sea Ice http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/detect/ice-seaice.shtml
The Arctic Environment in Historical Perspective http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/aro/ipy-1/
Data and Graphics Access http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/aro/ipy-1/Data-P1.htm
Carbon Tracker (CO2 monitoring and visualization)
http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/carbontracker/

Climate Resilience Toolkit: http://toolkit.climate.gov/

Drought Monitoring: http://www.drought.gov/drought/

General information about NOAA's climate resources: http://www.noaa.gov/climate.html

Global Climate Change Indicators: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/indicators/

Global visualizations of climate models, etc. for NOAA's Science On a Sphere: http://sos.noaa.gov/Datasets/index.html/

National Climate Assessment (2014):http://nca2014.globalchange.gov/

National Sea Grant Resilience Toolkit: http://seagrant.noaa.gov/WhatWeDo/ResilienceToolkit.aspx

NOAA's Climate Portal: http://www.climate.gov/

Ozone Hole Monitoring:http://www.ozonelayer.noaa.gov/data/data.htm

U.S. Climate “At a Glance”: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/


Fisheries, ocean, and coastal-related information

Coral Reefs (Coral Bleaching Monitoring, Visualization and Conservation)
Coral Reef Conservation Program: http://coralreef.noaa.gov/
Reef Watch: http://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov/
Note Google Earth-ready data viz products:http://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov/satellite/ge/index.html

Digital Coast (data and imagery): https://coast.noaa.gov/dataregistry/search/collection

Fisheries Research: http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/sciencecenters/index.html

Google Ocean: http://www.google.com/earth/explore/showcase/ocean.htmloffsite link
Much of NOAA's ocean data is now in Google ocean
Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring (CoastWatch): http://coastwatch.noaa.gov/

Marine Debris Program: http://marinedebris.noaa.gov/

Marine Protected Areas: http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/ecosystems/mpa/

National Marine Fisheries Service:http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/

National Marine Sanctuaries: http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/

  1. Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument: http://www.papahanaumokuakea.gov/
  2. Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary: http://channelislands.noaa.gov/
  3. Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary: http://cordellbank.noaa.gov/
  4. Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary: http://floridakeys.noaa.gov/
  5. Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary: http://flowergarden.noaa.gov/
  6. Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary: http://stellwagen.noaa.gov/
  7. Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary: http://graysreef.noaa.gov/
  8. Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary: http://farallones.noaa.gov/
  9. Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary: http://hawaiihumpbackwhale.noaa.gov/
  10. Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary: http://montereybay.noaa.gov/
  11. National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa: http://americansamoa.noaa.gov/
  12. Monitor National Marine Sanctuary: http://monitor.noaa.gov/
  13. Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary: http://olympiccoast.noaa.gov/
  14. Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve: http://thunderbay.noaa.gov/

National Estuarine Research Reserves: http://www.nerrs.noaa.gov/

NOAA's fleet of ships: http://www.moc.noaa.gov/

NOAA's State of the Coast: http://stateofthecoast.noaa.gov/

Natural Hazards Assessments Tools and Historical Information: http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/hazards/natural-hazards/

Ocean Acidification: http://oceanacidification.noaa.gov/

Ocean Explorer: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/

Oral History Database of U.S. Fisheries: http://voices.nmfs.noaa.gov/

Sea Grant: http://www.seagrant.noaa.gov/

Sea Level Rise Viewer: http://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/tools/slr


Weather-related information

Aerial surveys following significant high impact U.S. weather events: http://storms.ngs.noaa.gov/eri_page/index.html

Current Radar Data: http://radar.weather.gov/

Current Satellite Data: http://www.weather.gov/satellite

Historical hurricane tracks: https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/tools/hurricanes

Hurricane data visualizations: http://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/visualizations-hurricanes

Hydrology: http://water.weather.gov
Includes current river stages, forecasts, past precipitation analysis, etc

National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) http://www.ncep.noaa.gov/
All of the Weather Service's major national and global monitoring and forecasting efforts viewable in one place!

National Weather Service (NWS): http://www.weather.gov

National Weather Service Local Office Contacts: http://www.stormready.noaa.gov/contact.htm

NOAA Weather-Ready Nation: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/com/weatherreadynation/

Sea level rise and nuisance flood frequency changes around the United States: http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/publications/NOAA_Technical_Report_NOS_COOPS_073.pdf

Snow Cover Monitoring: http://www.nohrsc.noaa.gov/


Photos, videos, and other media

Aquarius, Underwater Habitat with Live Broadcast Capability:
http://aquarius.fiu.edu/offsite link

Encyclopedia of the National Marine Sanctuaries: http://www8.nos.noaa.gov/onms/park/

NOAA Photo Library: https://www.flickr.com/photos/noaaphotolib

National Marine Sanctuaries Media Library: https://marinelife.noaa.gov/media_lib/default.aspx

National Geodetic Survey’s Aerial Surveys of the U.S. coastline: http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/web/APOS2/APOS.shtml

Okeanos Explorer - NOAA's Ship Dedicated to Ocean Exploration: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/welcome.html