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What is NOAA?

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, is the agency of the United States federal government responsible for monitoring our climate and our environment, and taking steps to preserve them. NOAA's tasks include...

Environmental Assessment and Prediction:

  • Improving short-term warning and forecasting services
  • Forecasting climate trends and changes
  • Promoting safe navigation

Protecting Natural Resources While Helping Develop Them:

  • Building sustainable fisheries and recovering protected species
  • Sustaining healthy coastal ecosystems
  • Observing the environment