Building a Climate Ready Nation
The Plan aligns with the Department of Commerce Strategic Plan released in March 2022 and features three major priority areas:
- Building a Climate Ready Nation by establishing NOAA as the primary federal authoritative provider of climate information and services in the whole-of-government response to tackling the climate crisis;
- Integrating equity into core operations; and
- Promoting economic development while maintaining environmental stewardship with a focus on advancing the New Blue Economy.
NOAA is in every community in the U.S. working hand-in-hand with partners
locally and sharing best practices globally. No matter the need, people know
they can turn to us for reliable, easy-to-use climate and extreme weather
information to help make informed decisions that help save lives and livelihoods.
Richard W. Spinrad, Ph.D.
Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere & NOAA Administrator