Saturday, January 20, 2018

Now available! 2016 NOAA Chief Scientist's Annual Report

Chief Scientist Annual Report

The NOAA Chief Scientist’s Annual Report provides a corporate-level overview of NOAA’s Research and Development (R&D) activities, including a clear expression of the agency's research portfolio logic. As the nation’s environmental intelligence agency, with a legacy reaching back more than 200 years, NOAA supports a research enterprise that is a rich blend of disciplines, methods, and objectives. This document, a first of its kind, highlights NOAA’s progress towards meeting agency priorities in R&D, scientific integrity, and workforce development.

From daily forecasts, severe storm warnings, climate monitoring, fisheries management, coastal restoration, and supporting marine commerce, NOAA’s products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America’s gross domestic product. NOAA scientists use cutting-edge research and high-tech instrumentation to provide citizens, planners, emergency managers, and other decision makers with reliable information they need, when they need it—and all for less than 5 cents per day for each American. 

FFO for a Cooperative Institute for Modeling the Earth System

NOAA Research invites applications for the establishment of a Cooperative Institute (CI) for Modeling the Earth System. The new CI will support the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory as it works toward advancing NOAA's ability to understand and predict variations and changes in weather, climate, oceans and coastal systems on a spectrum of timescales, through advanced numerical modeling of the Earth System’s physical, dynamical, chemical, biogeochemical, and ecological processes. Eligibility is limited to non-Federal public and private non-profit universities, colleges and research institutions that offer accredited graduate-level degree-granting programs in NOAA-related sciences. View the full FFO.

White House Releases FY 2018 President's Budget Request

Today the President submitted his FY 2018 budget request to Congress. NOAA’s FY 2018 budget request is approximately $4.78 billion, with a request of $350 million to support OAR’s continued and sustained operations. For details on the OAR request, see the NOAA Blue Book and Congressional Submission on the NOAA Budget Office page.

Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017

On May 5, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017, which provides a total of $5.77B for NOAA. This includes $3.5B for NOAA Operations, Research and Facilities (ORF) and $2.26B in Procurement, Acquisition and Construction (PAC). See our budget page for OAR details.

NOAA Research's Sandy Supplemental Program Overview

Sandy struck the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast coasts with powerful winds, rain, and storm surges that caused unprecedented damages in some of the nation’s most populous areas. The communities hit by Sandy will be rebuilding and recovering for years to come. This document provides more details on OAR's $74.7 million investment across four areas, approximately half of which will support extramural investigators.

Constituent Updates

OAR Assistant Administrator Craig McLean holds quarterly OAR Update calls for constituents.

Please email or call Rochelle Plutchak at 301-734-1176 to be added to the invitation list for these calls.

Constituent Calendar

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