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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Headquarters Washington DC
325 PM EDT Mon Sep 23 2013
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From: Bob Detrick
Acting NOAA Chief Scientist
Chair, NOAA Research Council
Subject: Release of NOAA Five Year Research and Development
(R&D) Plan on September 24, 2013
On September 24, 2013, NOAA released the NOAA Five Year Research
and Development (R&D) Plan. The plan, the third of its kind at
NOAA and the first to include development, will help guide the
NOAA R&D portfolio from 2013-2017.
NOAA R&D continues to evolve with the needs of the nation and
has been directed to increase our understanding of the oceans,
coasts, climate and weather. NOAA seeks an understanding of the
global ocean-atmosphere system, and the ecosystems it supports,
to inform decision-making aimed at building a more sustainable
society. This Five Year R&D Plan will:
-Guide the management of R&D projects by providing a basis for
planning, tracking, and evaluating results
-Promote collaboration with partners inside and outside the
Federal government to further serve society through NOAA's
NOAA relies on stakeholder input and partnerships for a
successful R&D enterprise. The content of this plan and the
direction of R&D at NOAA is a reflection of our partnership with
you. Your input helped us identify the R&D needs to better serve
We are excited to release the plan in an online, interactive and
accessible format at
A PDF of the plan can also be found on the website.
Thank you for your valuable support throughout the process of
developing this plan and your continued engagement.
This is your opportunity to provide input into NOAA's R&D
portfolio before the release of the final version this summer.
Thank you for your valuable support and engagement.
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