What is Regional Collaboration?
NOAA Regional Collaboration Mission: To identify, communicate, and respond to regional needs, catalyze collaboration, and connect people and capabilities to advance NOAA’s mission and priorities
NOAA’s Regional Collaboration effort is a network of NOAA employees and partners representing the agency’s diverse capabilities across the country. Eight geographic regions are represented by Regional Collaboration Teams, comprised of members representing line office mission interests and capabilities. The teams are led by senior level Regional Team Leads and full-time Regional Coordinators. At the national level, the effort is supported by the NOAA Executive Panel, and an Advisory Group consisting of headquarters-level Line Office leadership.
NOAA has many partners with many needs, and demands for NOAA services are growing. The effective implementation of NOAA’s mission requires consideration of variability in the natural environment and also regionally specific attributes of the citizenry, and the places in which they live.
Many of the complex challenges that drive NOAA mission are place based, and require interdisciplinary approaches and regionally tailored solutions. The Regional Collaboration network addresses regional challenges by engaging and connecting people and resources within the regions and with headquarters, in ways that are rich in regional insight and that inform action. Through this work, NOAA’s Regional Collaboration effort improves the understanding of, and respect for NOAA’s broad mission and regional capabilities. Our vision of a unified and regional integrated NOAA is focused on service to the nation by meeting the evolving demands of regional stakeholders.