Contact

Cheryl Oliver
Heritage Program Director
cheryl.oliver@noaa.gov

Dianna Parker
Communications Specialist
dianna.parker@noaa.gov

NOAA logo with 50th Anniversary banner
Special 50th Anniversary digital edition offsite link

A full color flipbook highlighting NOAA's 50 years of science, service, and stewardship is now available. (Faircount Media Group)

Until the 1990s, an alidade, or telescope-like instrument, was used along with a plane table to manually map features such as those in this coastal marsh. Sensors on drones now do this work efficiently, cost-effectively and with greater precision.
NOAA Heritage Program

Although NOAA formed in 1970, the agencies that came together at that time are among the oldest in the Federal Government. The U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey formed in 1807, the Weather Bureau formed in 1870, and the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries formed in 1871. Much of America's scientific heritage resides in these agencies.

The NOAA Heritage Program’s mission is to preserve NOAA’s heritage. By telling our unique story, we seek to deepen our workforce’s and the public’s understanding of NOAA’s history and instill a sense of pride and value for our mission and services.

Contact

Cheryl Oliver
Heritage Program Director
cheryl.oliver@noaa.gov

Dianna Parker
Communications Specialist
dianna.parker@noaa.gov

NOAA logo with 50th Anniversary banner
Special 50th Anniversary digital edition offsite link

A full color flipbook highlighting NOAA's 50 years of science, service, and stewardship is now available. (Faircount Media Group)