for researchers

The below list of resources for researchers was compiled from line offices throughout NOAA to give resources for understanding the science and tools that NOAA uses to support world-class research.  If you have an opportunity that you would like added to this page, please submit the information to

Oceans and climate, coastal ecosystems, and hurricanes and tropical meteorology.
Develops and improves atmospheric dispersion and air chemistry models.
News, maps, and data.
Related grant opportunities.
ESRL researchers generate experimental weather and climate products and provide a broad range of environmental information services in order to advance the application of research to meet operational needs.
The scientific work of the Laboratory encompasses a variety of disciplines, such as meteorology, oceanography, hydrology, physics, fluid dynamics, chemistry, applied mathematics, and numerical analysis.
Process studies, modeling, and prediction are research activities conducted at sanctuary locations.
Oceans, coasts, and climate.
Daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings, and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce.
The Laboratory's research themes (thunderstorms, tornadoes, flooding, lightning, hail, damaging winds, winter weather, and social science).
Forecast maps.
NOAA Fisheries peer-reviewed publications and science and data.
NOAA Administrative Order 216-105B Policy on Research and Development Transitions, which provides a description of NOAA's Readiness Levels (RLs) and establishes the process for identifying, transitioning, and coordinating research and development output to operations, applications, commercialization, and other uses.
Acquires and manages the nation's environmental satellites for the National OCeanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 
NOAA Ocean Acidification Program scientists collect a variety of data to understand changing ocean chemistry and its impacts on marine organisms and ecosystems. 
Ensures public access to diverse scientific data and information collected during OER-supported ocean expeditions, including those on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer.
For data from the nation's nautical chart-maker.
Makes critical observations and conducts groundbreaking research to advance our knowledge of the global ocean and its interactions with the earth, atmosphere, ecosystems, and climate.
Researchers support cutting-edge research in the areas of coastal processes, hazards, energy sources, climate change, storm water management and tourism.
Text of the law that requires NOAA to prioritize weather research to improve weather data, modeling, computing, forecasts, and warnings for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy.
OWAQ: Supporting world-class research to advance timely and accurate weather information