NOAA Research has updated its Strategic Plan to create a framework aligned with the NOAA 5-year Research & Development Plan released last year. The OAR strategic plan will serve as the basis for evaluating and managing OAR's portfolio and its performance. This page will also provide additional details on goals, objectives, and performance expectations to be compiled in a companion document, the multiannual OAR Implementation Plan.
We have adopted a simple but powerful model for our strategic plan, framed as answers to five types of questions:
Download the Strategic Plan (PDF link download the reader here )
Please direct questions on the OAR Strategic Plan to our office.
Constituent involvement is essential to OAR's success as we strive to define our priorities and align them with the NOAA Five-Year Research Plan.
We receive many questions about the timing of the budget process. The timeline is intended as a guide to help explain the process from budget formulation to execution.
NOAA Research has updated its Strategic Plan to create a framework aligned with the NOAA 5-year Research & Development Plan released last year.
Read about OAR's $74.7 million investment across four areas, approximately half of which will support extramural investigators.
Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) - or "NOAA Research" - provides the research foundation for understanding the complex systems that support our planet. Working in partnership with other organizational units of the NOAA, a bureau of the Department of Commerce, NOAA Research enables better forecasts, earlier warnings for natural disasters, and a greater understanding of the Earth. Our role is to provide unbiased science to better manage the environment, nationally, and globally.