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NOAA Assets

This list is a sampling of some outstanding resources that are easily accessible via the web. This list is not meant to be a comprehensive list of all of NOAA's assets.

NOAA has a huge number of assets in ocean, coastal, Great Lakes, weather and climate sciences that include protected natural areas such as marine sanctuaries and estuarine research reserves, a large fleet of ocean-going ships, buoys, weather stations, and other monitoring devices, scientists, and a rich array of web sites in which data, data products and information about the research and monitoring can be found. Additionally, we have provided a summary of NOAA programs and activities sorted by the state or territory in which they are based or focused.

Categories of NOAA Assets

Education Resources and Programs (examples)


All NOAA: http://www.education.noaa.gov/

NOAA Educational Games: http://games.noaa.gov
Point of Contact: Peg Steffen, Peg.Steffen@noaa.gov

Data in the Classroom: http://dataintheclassroom.org/
Point of Contact: Atziri Ibanez, Atziri.Ibanez@noaa.gov

Bay-Watershed Education and Training (B-WET) Program: http://www.oesd.noaa.gov/BWET/
Point of Contact: Bronwen Rice, bronwen.rice@noaa.gov

Climate Program Office: http://www.climate.noaa.gov/education/
Point of Contact: Frank Niepold, frank.niepold@noaa.gov

Coral Reef Conservation Program: http://coralreef.noaa.gov/education/
Point of Contact: Paulo Maurin, Paulo.Maurin@noaa.gov

Educational Partnership Program with Minority-Serving Institutions: http://www. epp.noaa.gov /

National Estuarine Research Reserves System: http://www.nerrs.noaa.gov/Education.aspx
Point of Contact: Atziri Ibanez, Atziri.Ibanez@noaa.gov

National Marine Sanctuaries: http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/education/welcome.html
Point of Contact: Claire Fackler, claire.fackler@noaa.gov

National Ocean Service: http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/
Point of Contact: Peg Steffen, Peg.Steffen@noaa.gov

National Sea Grant Program: http://www.seagrant.noaa.gov/roe/education.html

NOAA Research: http://www.oar.noaa.gov/education/

Office of Ocean Exploration: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/edu/welcome.html

Satellite and Information Service: http://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/EducationOutreach.html
Point of Contact: Nina L. Jackson, Nina.Jackson@noaa.gov

Teacher At Sea: http://teacheratsea.noaa.gov/
Points of Contact: Jennifer Hammond, jennifer.hammond@noaa.gov or Elizabeth McMahon, elizabeth.mcmahon@noaa.gov

Weather (JetStream): http://www.srh.noaa.gov/srh/jetstream/
Point of Contact: Ron Gird, Ron.Gird@noaa.gov


Data Visualizations and Satellite Imagery


Environmental Visualization Program
http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/

Global visualizations for NOAA's Science On a Sphere:
http://sos.noaa.gov/datasets/

Pacific Marine Environmental Lab (PMEL) http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/
El Nino, Tsunamis, Underwater visualizations (hydrothermal vents, etc) in virtual reality: http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/vrml/3DViz.html

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab (GFDL) http://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/products/vis/gallery/index.html
Visualizations of climate change models, hurricanes, and other large-scale earth dynamic processes

Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Lab (AOML) http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/

Significant Environmental Events Captured by satellite: http://www.osei.noaa.gov/

Historical Significant Environmental Events Imagery: http://hurricane.ncdc.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/hsei/hsei.pl?directive=welcome

Geostationary-orbiting environmental satellite (GOES): http://www.oso.noaa.gov/goes/

Polar-orbiting environmental satellite (POES): http://www.oso.noaa.gov/poes/


Real-time Data and Data Archives


National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/ncdc.html
All of NOAA's real-time data on climate

National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) http://www.nodc.noaa.gov/
All of NOAA's real-time data on the ocean

Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS): http://ioos.gov/

National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/
Natural Hazards, Bathymetry and Global Relief, Space Weather and Solar Events

National Coastal Data Development Center http://www.ncddc.noaa.gov/
Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia monitoring, Harmful Algal Bloom monitoring, Coastal Risk Atlas

National Data Buoy Center: http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/

National Snow and Ice Data Center: http://nsidc.org/

Real-time Tide, Current and Water Level Data
http://tidesonline.nos.noaa.gov/geographic.html
http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/station_retrieve.shtml?type=Tide%20Dataandstate=All%20Stationsandid1=
http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/ports.html
Tidal Predictions: http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/tide_predictions.shtml

River and Stream Gauges: http://water.weather.gov/ahps/


Climate and Other Atmospheric-Related Information


General Information about NOAA's Climate Resources: http://www.noaa.gov/climate.html

NOAA's Climate Portal: http://www.climate.gov/

Global Climate Change Impacts in the US Report (2009)
http://globalchange.gov/publications/reports/scientific-assessments/us-impacts

Global Climate Change Indicators: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/indicators/

Carbon Tracker (CO2 monitoring and visualization)
http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/gmd/ccgg/carbontracker/

Drought Monitoring: http://www.cpc.noaa.gov/products/monitoring_and_data/drought.shtml

U.S. Climate “at a Glance”: http://lwf.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/cag3/cag3.html

Arctic Climate Change: http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/detect/
Sea Ice  http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/detect/ice-seaice.shtml
The Arctic Environment in Historical Perspective http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/aro/ipy-1/
http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/aro/ipy-1/Data-P1.htm

Ozone Hole Monitoring: http://www.ozonelayer.noaa.gov/data/data.htm

Global Visualizations of Climate Models, etc for NOAA's Science On a Sphere http://sos.noaa.gov/datasets/


Fisheries, Ocean and Coastal- Related Information


NOAA's State of the Coast: http://stateofthecoast.noaa.gov/

Google Ocean: http://www.google.com/earth/explore/showcase/ocean.html
Much of NOAA's ocean data is now in Google ocean

National Marine Sanctuaries: http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/

Marine Protected Areas: http://www.mpa.gov/

National Marine Sanctuaries

  • Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument
  • Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary
  • Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary
  • Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary
  • Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
  • Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary
  • Gerry E. Studds/Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary
  • Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary
  • Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
  • Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary
  • Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
  • NOAA's Monitor National Marine Sanctuary
  • Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary
  • Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Underwater Preserve

National Marine Fisheries:

  • Lydonia Canyon Gear Restricted Area
  • Norfolk Canyon Gear Restricted Area
  • Oceanographer Canyon Gear Restricted Area
  • Veatch Canyon Gear Restricted Area

National Estuarine Research Reserves: http://www.nerrs.noaa.gov/

Ocean Explorer: http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/

Sea Grant: http://www.seagrant.noaa.gov/

NOAA's Fleet of Ships: http://www.moc.noaa.gov/

Coral Reefs (Coral Bleaching Monitoring, Visualization and Conservation)
Coral Reef Conservation Program: http://coralreef.noaa.gov/
ReefWatch: http://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov/
Note Google Earth-ready data viz products: http://coralreefwatch.noaa.gov/satellite/ge/index.html

National Marine Fisheries Service: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/

Oral History Database of U.S. Fisheries: http://voices.nmfs.noaa.gov/

Fisheries Research: http://www.st.nmfs.noaa.gov/sciencecenters/index.html

Digital Coast (data and imagery): http://www.csc.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/data/index.html

Natural Hazards Assessments Tools and Historical Information:
http://www.csc.noaa.gov/tools.html

Harmful Algal Bloom Monitoring (CoastWatch): http://coastwatch.noaa.gov/

 

Weather-Related Information


National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) http://www.ncep.noaa.gov/
All of the Weather Service's major national and global monitoring and forecasting efforts viewable in one place!

NOAA Watch http://www.noaawatch.gov/
All hazards monitoring and news stories

Weather Forecast Offices: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/organization.php

Snow Cover Monitoring: http://www.nohrsc.nws.gov/

Precipitation Analysis: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/rfcshare/precip_analysis_new.php

Hurricane Data Visualizations: http://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/visualizations-hurricanes

Aerial surveys following major U.S. storms: http://storms.ngs.noaa.gov/eri_page/index.html

Historical hurricane tracks and coastal population tool:
http://www.csc.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/tools/hurricanes/


Photos, Videos, and other multi-media


NOAA's Photo Library: http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/

National Marine Sanctuaries Media Library: http://sanctuaries.noaa.gov/pgallery/welcome.html

Aerial Surveys of the U.S. coastline: http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/web/APOS2/APOS.shtml

NOAA's New Ship Dedicated to Ocean Exploration-Okeanos Explorer:http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/okeanos/welcome.html

Aquarius, Underwater Habitat with Live Broadcast Capability:
http://www.uncw.edu/aquarius/