A WORD ABOUT NOAA...
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration (NOAA) conducts
research and gathers data about the global oceans, atmosphere,
space, and sun, and applies this knowledge to science and service
that touch the lives of all Americans.
NOAA warns of dangerous weather,
charts our seas and skies, guides our use and protection of ocean
and coastal resources, and conducts research to improve our understanding
and stewardship of the environment which sustains us all.
A Commerce Department agency,
NOAA provides these services through five major organizations:
the National Weather Service,
the National Ocean Service,
the National Marine Fisheries
Service, the National
Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service, and
NOAA Research; and numerous
special program units. In addition, NOAA research and operational
activities are supported by the Nation's seventh uniformed service,
the NOAA Corps, a commissioned
officer corps of men and women who operate NOAA ships and aircraft,
and serve in scientific and administrative posts.
For further information contact:
NOAA Office of Public Affairs, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue
NW, Room 6013, Washington, D.C. 20230. Phone: (202) 482-6090.
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Updated June 2001