Your source for public affairs contacts, NOAA experts, story resources and more
Need an expert, an image, an important statistic or a compelling earth science story? NOAA Communications (@NOAAComms) is here to help. Our staff of public affairs and digital media specialists work with news producers, digital and print reporters, photojournalists, videographers, bloggers and others on behalf of NOAA's diverse scientific mission areas.
We also engage the public, stakeholders and partners in the U.S. and abroad through social media and NOAA.gov.
NOAA Office of Communications
For interviews with NOAA leadership and information on policy issues, budget, and legislation.
* For weather-related questions, requests, please see NOAA's National Weather Service contact list in the section below.
Lori Arguelles, Director
Scott Smullen, Deputy Director
Kate Silverstein, Public Affairs Specialist
Susan Buchanan, 301-427-9000
Maureen O'Leary, 301-427-9000
John Moore, 301-427-9000
Team inbox: NWS.PA@noaa.gov
National Hurricane Center
Tropical storms and hurricanes in the Atlantic, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico and the eastern Pacific
NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Prediction
Includes NOAA Climate Prediction Center
Seasonal outlooks, drought, climate prediction, El Nino and La Nina
Space Weather Prediction Center
Solar and geomagnetic storms, solar cycles, auroras
National Environmental Satellite and Information Service
Satellite images, satellite operations, environmental data, historical weather and climate data
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, law enforcement, and ocean fishing regulations
NOAA Ocean & Coasts
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
Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research
NOAA's research activities related to climate, weather, polar, ocean, and coastal research, tsunamis, ocean acidification, global monitoring and observation.
Office of Ocean Exploration
NOAA's center for new activities to explore and better understand the oceans.
Earth System Research Laboratory
Atmospheric science, climate change, ozone depletion, weather, air quality.
National Severe Storms Laboratory
Weather radar, tornadoes, flash floods, lightning, damaging winds, hail and winter weather.
NOAA Marine and Aviation Operations
Jonathan Shannon (Aircraft), 863-267-1867
Keeley Belva (Ships), 240-463-3114
David Hall, (NOAA Corps), 301-427-7761