NOAA Headquarters (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) is located in Washington D.C. NOAA was formed in 1970 and is part of the US Department of Commerce whose mission it is to study, evaluate and report on weather, seas and skies, guide and protect environmental factors, and help improve public information on the oceans, atmosphere and related concerns.
NOAA to explore depths of Caribbean Sea
Beginning April 10, scientists aboard NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer will begin a series of 20 dives to investigate previously unseen depths of the Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean – and the public can follow along online.
'Citizen science' reveals positive news for Puget Sound seabirds
A new analysis of seven years of bird sightings by volunteer birdwatchers from the Seattle Audubon Society has found positive trends in several Puget Sound seabird species that had been in historic decline.
New study highlights the value of local knowledge in recovering endangered species
A new study highlights the value of local knowledge in recovering endangered species. The collaborative research, co-authored by NOAA Fisheries, the University of Washington, and researchers from the University of Alaska, ...
Risk of moderate flooding for parts of central and eastern United States
According to NOAA's Spring Outlook released today, rivers in western New York and eastern New England have the greatest risk of spring flooding in part because of heavy snowpack coupled with possible spring rain. Meanwhile, ...
NOAA satellites helped in the rescue of 240 people last year
NOAA's fleet of weather satellites helped save 240 people last year from potentially life-threatening situations throughout the United States and its surrounding waters.
Arctic is warming at twice the rate of anywhere else on Earth
A new NOAA-led report shows that Arctic air temperatures continue to rise at more than twice the rate of global air temperatures, a phenomenon known as Arctic amplification. Increasing air and sea surface temperatures, declining ...
Land cover changes across the United States chronicled in new NOAA products
NOAA has issued a comprehensive series of reports detailing the changes in land cover across the United States from 1996 to 2010. The Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP) reports focus on the Great Lakes, Gulf Coast, Northeast, ...
NOAA establishes 'tipping points' for sea level rise related flooding
By 2050, a majority of U.S. coastal areas are likely to be threatened by 30 or more days of flooding each year due to dramatically accelerating impacts from sea level rise, according to a new NOAA study, published today in ...
Alaska fisheries and communities at risk from ocean acidification
Ocean acidification is driving changes in waters vital to Alaska's valuable commercial fisheries and subsistence way of life, according to new NOAA-led research that will be published online in Progress in Oceanography.
Distribution of fish on the northeast US shelf influenced by both fishing and climate
Scientists studying the distribution of four commercial and recreational fish stocks in Northeast U.S. waters have found that climate change can have major impacts on the distribution of fish, but the effects of fishing can ...