What does NOAA do for you?

Our new Business Brief gives you the details
April 8, 2019

NOAA provides timely and reliable information based on sound science to communities and businesses every day. From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, Americans rely on NOAA.

Science, service and stewardship are at the heart of NOAA's diverse mission.

This new Business Brief shows what the agency brings to the public with a focus on its ability to:

  • Respond to extreme weather and water events: NOAA saved lives by making strong forecasts, working closely with emergency managers and other decision makers responsible for moving people out of harm’s way. Our response to extreme events demands the world’s best global weather model and the most robust observational systems.
  • Power the blue economy: We took decisive steps to address the seafood trade deficit, enabled real-time navigational decisions at busy ports, and further mapped our Exclusive Economic Zone to support offshore energy production.
  • Use our observational and cyberinfrastructure: We launched powerful new satellites, made a down payment on building a new fleet of research vessels, and upgraded our high-performance computing capabilities while also pursuing cloud-based options.


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Tony Wilhelm