NOAA's National Weather Service
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
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
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.