Who We Are
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is an agency that enriches life through science. Its reach extends from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as it works to keep citizens informed about the changing environment around them.
NOAA’s roots date to 1807, when the Nation’s first scientific agency, the Survey of the Coast, was established. Since then, NOAA has evolved to meet the needs of a changing country. From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, and climate monitoring, to fisheries management, coastal restoration, and supporting marine commerce, NOAA’s products and services support economic vitality affecting more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product. NOAA maintains a presence in every state where dedicated NOAA scientists use cutting-edge research and high-tech instrumentation to provide citizens, planners, emergency managers, and other decision makers with reliable information.
Regional Collaboration at NOAA
NOAA’s Regional Collaboration effort is a network of NOAA employees and affiliates representing the agency’s diverse capabilities across the country. Eight geographic regions are represented by Regional Collaboration Teams, led by senior regional leaders acting as Regional Team Leads, and supported by full-time Regional Coordinators. At the national level, the effort is supported and overseen by the Executive Oversight Group, consisting of headquarters-level leadership.