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Environmental Information Resource Page

This website is designed to provide NWS Field Offices with a one-stop clearinghouse for information about the rest of NOAA. The information contained on this site will provide NWS Field Offices with a working knowledge of the mission, responsibility and services provided by each NOAA Line Office.

This increased knowledge will enhance NOAA's effectiveness by helping NWS Field Offices to quickly and easily direct customers with questions about NOAA products and services not within NWS to the appropriate location for information.

This page is designed for the public to find answers to frequently asked questions or to submit questions regarding NOAA programs or services.

NOAA Line Offices

NOAA Satellite and Information Service: National Environmental Satellite, Data, Information Service (NESDIS) provides timely access to global environmental data from satellites and other sources to promote, protect, and enhance the Nation's economy, security, environment, and quality of life. To fulfill its responsibilities, NESDIS acquires and manages the Nation's operational environmental satellites, provides data and information services through National Data Centers for Climate, Geophysics, Oceans and Coasts, and conducts related research.

NOAA Ocean Service: NOS is a scientific and technical organization of more than 1,700 individuals whose mission is to preserve and enhance the Nation's coastal resources and ecosystems along 95,000 miles of shoreline and 3.5 million square miles of coastal ocean.

NOAA Marine and Aviation Operations: NMAO operates a wide variety of specialized aircraft and ships to complete NOAA's environmental and scientific missions. NMAO is responsible for the administration and implementation of the NOAA Diving Program to ensure a level of diving skill conducive to safe and efficient operations in NOAA-sponsored underwater activities.

NOAA Research: The Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) conducts research, develops products, and provides scientific information and leadership to foster NOAA's evolving environmental and economic mission.

NOAA Fisheries: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) provides stewardship of living marine resources for the benefit of the Nation through their science-based conservation and management and promotion of the health of their environment.

NOAA National Weather Service: NWS provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States , its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. NWS data and products form a national information database and infrastructure used by other governmental agencies, the private sector, the public and the global community.

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Last Updated: July 9, 2010