We live on a beautiful, interconnected blue planet. Our earth’s ocean is a vast resource that offers opportunities for economic development and job creation. For more than 50 years, NOAA has helped coastal communities and partners advance a resilient and sustainable American Blue Economy.
Listen to an interview with legendary hurricane hunter James "Doc" McFadden, who passed away this week. Doc was a dedicated public servant with 57 years of service and was instrumental in designing and improving NOAA’s aerial research programs.