NOAA in the Central Region
NOAA Assets in the Central Region
NOAA has substantial capabilities working to address priorities and needs of our stakeholders and partners in the Central Region. Several NOAA centers, offices, and laboratories serve this region, with workforce concentrations in Norman, Oklahoma; Kansas City, MO; and Boulder, CO. The region also boasts four Cooperative Institutes, two Regional Climate Centers, two River Forecast Centers, Space Weather Prediction Center, Aviation Weather Center, Storm Prediction Center, Global Systems Laboratory, Severe Storms Laboratory, Testbeds and Proving Ground Programs, National Weather Service Regional Headquarters, and Weather Forecast Offices in every state.
NOAA has a broad portfolio of activities and services throughout the region. Communication and coordination across NOAA and its partners can be challenging, given the extent of locations, missions, and needs. In order to improve, focus, and better integrate the development and delivery of NOAA’s products and services, NOAA’s Central Regional Collaboration Team supports activities and efforts that strengthen communication and coordination among NOAA and partners at a sub-regional level.
NOAA Central Region Collaboration Team Partners
In addition to NOAA employees and facilities, NOAA benefits from close partnerships with these NOAA-supported entities in the region:
Regional Climate Centers
- High Plains Regional Climate Center (HPRCC) offsite link
- Midwest Regional Climate Center (MRCC) offsite link
Sea Grant College Programs
- The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS) offsite link
- The Cooperative Institute for Meteorlogical Satellite Studies (CIMSS) offsite link
- The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) offsite link
- The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Studies (CIRES) offsite link