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NOAA Research: Serving Society through Science. Office of Oceanic & Atmospheric Research (OAR). Richard W. Spinrad, Ph.D., CMarSci Assistant Administrator Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research

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office of oceanic atmospheric research oar

NOAA Research:

Serving Society through Science

Office of Oceanic & Atmospheric Research (OAR)

Richard W. Spinrad, Ph.D., CMarSciAssistant Administrator

Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

noaa research
NOAA Research

Vision

To conduct environmental research, provide scientific information and research leadership, and transfer research into products and services to help NOAA meet the evolving economic, social, and environmental needs of the Nation.

A society that uses the results of our research as the scientific basis for more productive and harmonious relationships between humans and the environment.

Mission

noaa research tenets
NOAA Research Tenets

Preeminent Research

Value to Society

Culture of Transparency

who we are oar leadership
Who We Are: OAR Leadership

Alexander MacDonald, Ph.D., Deputy Assistant Administrator for Labs & Cooperative Institutes

Craig McLean, Deputy Assistant Administrator for Programs & Administration

Richard W. Spinrad, Ph.D., CMarSci

Assistant Administrator

drivers for noaa research
Drivers for NOAA Research
  • Policy Drivers
    • Ocean Action Plan
    • Ocean Research Priorities Plan (ORPP)
    • Climate Change Science Program (CCSP)
    • Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology (OFCM)

Legislative Drivers

  • National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)
  • Magnuson-Stevens Act
  • Tsunami Warning and Education Act
  • America COMPETES Act
oar budget

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OAR Budget

($ In Millions)

fy 08 funding increases
FY 08 Funding Increases
  • Climate
    • National Integrated Drought Information System
    • Water Vapor Research
    • Abrupt Climate Change (Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation)
  • Weather & Air Quality Research
    • Hurricane Research (tentative increase)
    • Unmanned Aircraft Systems
  • Ocean, Coastal, & Great Lakes Research
    • Extended Continental Shelf Mapping
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Research Matters

Investing in NOAA Research is Investing in the Future

  • Improves Environmental Predictions
  • Improves Quality of Life
  • Supports Economic Development
  • Advances Technology
weather air quality research
Weather & Air Quality Research
  • Research Programs
    • Science, Technology, and Infusion
    • Air Quality
    • Coasts, Estuaries & Oceans
    • Environmental Modeling
    • Tsunami
outstanding accomplishments in weather air quality research
Outstanding Accomplishments in Weather & Air Quality Research

Hurricane Rita Surface Winds

Air Resources Lab – “Pentagon Shield”

DART Buoy

Multi-function Phased Array Radar

future weather air quality research
Future: Weather & Air Quality Research

Hurricane Intensity

Phased Array Radar

Air Quality Forecasts

climate research
Climate Research
  • Research Programs
    • Observations & Analysis
    • Climate Forcing
    • Climate Predictions & Projections
    • Regional Decision Support
outstanding accomplishments in climate research
Outstanding Accomplishments in Climate Research

National Integrated Drought Information System

CM2.1 Model

Ocean Acidification Monitoring Buoy

CarbonTracker

future climate research services
Future: Climate Research & Services

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)

  • Abrupt Climate Change (Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation)

Climate Information Services

ocean coastal great lakes research
Ocean, Coastal & Great Lakes Research
  • Research Programs
    • Ecosystem Research
    • Ecosystem Observations
    • Habitat
    • Aquaculture
outstanding accomplishments in ocean coastal great lakes research
Outstanding Accomplishments in Ocean, Coastal & Great Lakes Research

Great Lakes Operational Forecast System

Telepresence Technology

Coral Reef Research

future ocean coastal great lakes research
Future: Ocean, Coastal & Great Lakes Research

Extended Continental Shelf Mapping

Investigating the Deep Ocean

Aquaculture

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Research Matters

NOAA Research Serves Society through Science

  • Improves Predictions from Minutes to Millennia
  • Improves Quality of Life
  • Supports Economic Development
  • Advances Technology