2023 NWS End of Year Recap

From the NOAA Office of Organizational Excellence

Dear NWS Partners – 

Your collaboration is critical to our mission, and we want to keep you updated with the latest happenings at NOAA and the National Weather Service! Here are some recent noteworthy items we wanted to share:  

1. Transformation Roadmap for 2023 

Released earlier this year, the NWS Strategic Plan set the direction for becoming a more nimble, flexible, and mobile National Weather Service by 2033. On October 26th, NWS launched its Transformation Roadmap, outlining our path to achieving these strategic goals. 

Click to read the Transformation Roadmap

2. AI Language Translation Project

For the past 30 years, NOAA’s NWS has provided manual translations of weather forecasts and warnings into Spanish. Now, the agency has a new tool to provide more accurate, efficient, and equitable service.  

Through a series of pilot projects over the past few years, NWS forecasters have been training artificial intelligence (AI) software for weather, water, and climate terminology in Spanish and Simplified Chinese. This effort was supported by the House Appropriations Committee in NOAA’s fiscal year 2023 Congressional budget.

Click to read more about the AI Language Translation Project

3. Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5)

In case you missed it, the recording of NOAA’s National Climate Assessment Stakeholder Briefing is now available. This congressionally mandated, quadrennial report brings together hundreds of experts from federal, state, and local governments, as well as academic, non-profit, and private sectors. The report is a roadmap to a better future through science-based information, data, and real-world examples of ways to reduce greenhouse gas pollution and develop resilience strategies. 

Click here to view the full assessment. 

4. New Orleans Radar Relocation

The WSR-88D Radar located in Slidell, LA will be relocated to Hammond Airport by early 2024. 

The KLIX WSR-88D Radar move to Hammond, Louisiana will provide a drastic improvement in radar scanning strategies for areas of southeastern Louisiana that currently have poorer radar coverage.

Click here to read more about the WSR-88D radar relocation

5. RFI to Inform National Plan for Civil Earth Observations

A request for information (RFI) posted on the Federal Register last week. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) requests public input and seeks information from stakeholders to inform the development of the congressionally mandated National Plan for Civil Earth Observations.

Click here to view the RFI and provide comments on the first draft of the 2023 National Plan.

6. Winter Campaign

The NWS Winter Safety Campaign officially launches today! Developed by the NWS Communications Division, the campaign consists of social media graphics, videos, and more to help build a Weather-Ready Nation. 

We encourage all NWS partners to use and share this content as appropriate. Most of the campaign content can be found on the Winter Safety website. This public-facing website and its materials can be shared with anyone interested in messaging weather safety.

Click here to find all Winter Safety content so that you can spread the word!

7. See you in January!

Stay tuned for a Save the Date message for the NWS Partner Engagement Event at the 104th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD!

Thank you for your partnerships and have a great weekend!

Cindy Elsenheimer
Partnership Engagement Lead, NWS Office of Organizational Excellence

NOAA’s National Climate Assessment

A recording of NOAA’s National Climate Assessment Stakeholder Briefing is now available.

Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator Dr. Richard Spinrad, Chief Scientist Dr. Sarah Kapnick, and Senior Advisor for Climate Ko Barrett, along with six authors discuss key takeaways from their chapters, including the newly added chapters of economics and social science and justice. 

You can find out more about the assessment with the following resources: 

Biden-Harris Administration announces $80 million through Investing in America Agenda to improve flood prediction capabilities

From NOAA Communications:

Funding supports NOAA’s efforts to upgrade the National Water Model and expand Flood Inundation Mapping services

September 27, 2023

San Jose road closed due to flooding at the intersection of Highway 20 near Williams, in Colusa county, California. An atmospheric river storm dumped heavy rain and snow across Northern California. Photo taken on January 12, 2023. Credit: Kenneth Mames, California Department of Water Resources.
Road closed due to flooding in Colusa County, California, following an atmospheric river storm that delivered heavy rain and snow across Northern California. Photo taken on January 12, 2023. (Image credit: California Department of Water Resources)

Earlier this month, the Department of Commerce and NOAA’s Office of Water Prediction awarded the Next Generation Water Prediction Capability contract to Raytheon, an RTX Business. The $80 million, four-year contract will transform water prediction by enabling rapid deployment of advanced water models to provide coupled, continental scale, operational coastal and inland flood forecasting and inundation mapping services. 

“Floods can have devastating impacts across the country, harming local economies, damaging infrastructure, and putting lives at risk,” said U.S. Secretary Gina Raimondo. ”This investment, made possible by President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda — a key pillar of Bidenomics — will give first responders, emergency managers and the public better, fast information about where, when and how our communities will be affected by flooding.”

The contract is for the development of two capabilities:

  • A new Water Resources Modeling framework supporting future versions of the National Water Model with state-of-the-science hydrologic and hydraulic model formulations, and
  • Near real-time, high spatial resolution flood inundation maps and services for nearly 100% of the U.S. population leveraging both forecasts from National Weather Service River Forecast Centers and operational guidance from the National Water Model.
Image showing NOAA’s new experimental flood inundation maps that are currently available to 10% of the population, shown in green. These services will expand to nearly 100% of the population by 2026. Credit NOAA
NOAA’s new experimental flood inundation maps are currently available to 10% of the population, shown in green. These services will expand to nearly 100% of the population by 2026.  (Image credit: NOAA)Download Image

The contract also requires Raytheon to deliver an integrated, high-resolution hydrographic, topographic and bathymetric geospatial dataset underpinning both the National Water Model and Flood Inundation Mapping service capabilities, and a cloud-hosted Optimization and Evaluation Environment to configure the new National Water Model and Flood Inundation Mapping services. 

These new capabilities will create a pathway to operationalize the new models and techniques developed by the Cooperative Institute for Research to Operations in Hydrologyoffsite link, and ultimately will enable broader community engagement as envisioned in NOAA’s Weather, Water and Climate Strategy. In addition to running models that predict streamflow, floods and inundation, the new Water Resources Modeling framework also will provide an avenue to deploy improved models of drought, soil moisture and water quality into operations.

“NOAA’s National Weather Service is taking flood forecasting to the next level,” said Dr. Michael Morgan, the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Environmental Observation and Prediction. “This project is expected to enhance our ability to identify and communicate potential flooding and pass that life-saving information on to emergency managers, decision makers and the public.”

The agency also awarded $7.4 million, of which $1.7 million is Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funds, to GAMA-1 Technologies to develop the Hydrologic Visualization and Information Services system in the cloud to serve as the platform for dissemination of high-resolution flood prediction services to the nation. Please visit the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law website to learn about other current and future funding opportunities.

Media contact

Maureen O’Leary, NOAA Communications, Maureen.Oleary@noaa.gov, (202) 578-5257

Parymon Corporation

Parymon Corp is a woman-owned, HUBZone-certified small business providing exceptional  environmental, technical, and professional services. Parymon Corp offers a breadth of services that support the U.S. federal government, private sector, and others. Our experienced, diverse, and passionate team is committed to effecting positive change in the world.

The Parymon Corp team’s mission, expertise, and experience align with many NOAA goals across multiple NOAA line offices. Our core service areas include: oceans & coasts; climate & weather; telecommunications engineering; communications, education, & planning; program management & professional support; and, information technology support.

Parymon Corp has supported NOAA for more than 10 years. We are experts on topics as varied as protected resources, telecom engineering and wireless network design, fisheries, resource economics, aquaculture, information technology, renewable energy, marine and coastal conservation, climate change, and day-to-day program and project management. We are experts in technical communications, meaningful public engagement, and strategic planning and we engineer and lead these processes to be equitable, participatory, and scalable.

Parymon Corp delivers tailored, durable solutions to many of today’s environmental, technological, and business challenges. We are thrilled to be able to support NOAA in numerous capacities and geographies, including as a member of Friends of NOAA. 

NOAA seeks public comment to inform more equitable climate service delivery

from https://www.noaa.gov/stories/noaa-seeks-public-comment-to-inform-more-equitable-climate-service-delivery?s=03

Input from across sectors will build on existing efforts to make NOAA’s climate data, information, science and tools more accessible and inclusive

July 20, 2023

Children playing in water fountain.
Children playing in water fountain. (Image credit: Getty Images)

More than ever, communities across the country are facing the impacts of climate change, from prolonged drought to hazardous flooding and widespread heat waves. In 2022, there were 18 separate weather and climate disaster events in the U.S. with losses exceeding $1 billion each — totaling over $165 billion — and recent Census Bureau data show that disasters displaced more than three million Americans in 2022 alone. There have already been 12 separate billion dollar disasters in the first six months of 2023.

A changing climate has implications for the safety, well-being and resilience of our nation’s communities — especially our most underserved. That’s why today, NOAA has released a Request for Information (RFI) that seeks feedback on its delivery of climate data, information, science and tools, or “climate services,” to help ensure that this vital information reaches all U.S. communities in a way that is accessible, inclusive and usable. 

The RFI also focuses on how NOAA can increase capacity and access to climate services for climate preparedness, resilience and adaptation planning in historically underserved communities — including tribal and Indigenous communities. The RFI will also address how the agency can better include indigenous and local knowledge in its climate services. 

These communities face disproportionate impacts from climate change, which can be compounded by long-standing and systemic economic, social, civic and environmental inequity. Yet, historically, these communities have had the least access to resources that would help them to advance their community priorities, build resilience to climate-related disasters and adapt to a changing climate, and avoid significant future damages.

Building on NOAA’s Climate Equity Roundtablesregional pilots and efforts to build a Climate-Ready Nation, this RFI will gather critical feedback that will be used to develop an Action Plan designed to:

  •  Make NOAA’s climate services more accessible, understandable, usable, inclusive of the social and economic impacts of climate change and capable of addressing complex hazards. 
  • Build capacity for and support users of all disciplines and backgrounds, particularly historically underserved communities and tribal communities, by expanding science literacy and successfully applying climate services to science-based decisions about climate risk and resilience. 

The RFI will be open for a 60-day comment period and will close September 21, 2023. NOAA is especially seeking feedback from the public health, affordable housing, food security and economic development sectors, communities with environmental justice concerns, tribal and Indigenous communities and other historically underserved communities that NOAA aims to better and more fully support.

Written or recorded comments can be emailed to climate.input@noaa.gov. Comments will not be accepted via phone. Commenters are encouraged to join regional and community-specific listening sessions to engage with NOAA staff and provide comments in real time. 

Find more information about the RFI and listening session registration at the following links:

Biden-Harris Administration announces $2.6 billion framework through Investing in America agenda to protect coastal communities and restore marine resources

From NOAA:

Biden-Harris Administration announces $2.6 billion framework through Investing in America agenda to protect coastal communities and restore marine resources

NOAA releases plans to build climate resilience and support coastal communities with Inflation Reduction Act funds

June 6, 2023
Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce unveiled a $2.6 billion framework to invest in coastal resilience through President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). As part of the President’s Investing in America Agenda this initiative will support communities and people on the frontlines of climate change, dedicating nearly $400 million specifically for Tribal priorities and benefiting coastal and Great Lakes communities nationwide with an emphasis on environmental justice. Additional investments from the IRA will improve weather and climate data and services, support the Biden-Harris Administration’s America the Beautiful conservation initiative, and strengthen NOAA’s fleet of research airplanes and ships that are used to study and collect data about the ocean and atmosphere.  “Under President Biden’s leadership, we are making the most significant direct investment in climate resilience in the nation’s history,” said U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. “As part of our more than $2.6 billion investment in regional coastal resiliency and conservation projects, we will be dedicating $390 million directly to Tribal priorities for habitat restoration and bolstering fish populations, and supplying crucial funding to ensure our coastal communities are better prepared for the effects of climate change.” A photo collage highlighting some of the initiatives from NOAA’s Inflation Reduction Act investments. (Image credit: NOAA) The historic $2.6 billion investment in climate resilience and coastal communities will help ensure communities, especially Tribes and vulnerable populations, have the resources and support needed to prepare, adapt and build resilience to weather and climate events as well as strengthen workforce development, marine resources, nature-based solutions, conservation, regional partnerships and Tribal priorities. The IRA funds will complement the investments already outlined in the nearly $3 billion Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funding, including the $562 million in Climate-Ready Coasts awards announced in April. “This massive investment will go a long way in helping NOAA prepare communities for natural disasters and more effectively address the environmental and economic impacts to help millions recover from these events,” said U.S. Deputy Secretary Don Graves. “It’s no mistake that NOAA finds its home in the Commerce Department, where we remain fully committed to its mission.” The $2.6 billion in climate investments will support coastal communities’ resilience to changing climate conditions through funding and technical assistance for capacity building, transformational projects that help protect communities from storms and flooding, the creation of quality climate-related jobs and improved delivery of climate services to communities and businesses. These programs include: Climate Resilience Regional Challenge ($575 million): NOAA will fund a new competitive grant program that will invest in holistic, collaborative approaches to coastal resilience at regional scales. This will include two funding tracks: Regional Collaborative Building and Strategy Development, and Implementation of Resilience and Adaptation Actions. Details will be available in early summer. Tribal Priorities ($390 million): NOAA will provide funding specifically for tribes to support habitat restoration, fish passage, capacity building, science, fish hatcheries and Pacific salmon. A summary of Tribal comments can be found here. Climate-Ready Fisheries ($349 million): NOAA will support projects to conserve fisheries and protected species in coastal regions around the country. This work will enable NOAA to build dynamic fisheries management systems that incorporate climate and ecosystem environmental data to support management decisions. Ocean-Based Climate Resilience Accelerators ($100 million): NOAA will fund a new competitive business accelerator program to fill a critical unmet market need. These accelerators will support businesses with coastal and ocean-based resilience products and services related to NOAA’s mission as they navigate commercialization pathways. These businesses will help communities prepare for, adapt to and build resilience to changing climate conditions. Details will be available in early summer. NOAA will also advance existing resilience-related funding opportunities, through programs such as the National Oceanographic Partnership Program and Ocean Technology Partnership program. Climate-Ready Workforce ($60 million): NOAA will meet the emerging and existing needs of employers by placing workers in high quality jobs that enhance climate resilience. Funding will also aid training and support services that will help American workers advance their careers and implement climate resilience efforts within public and private sectors. Details on this new competition will be available in early summer.  The framework for the $2.6 billion also includes additional funding for high-quality project applications received through BIL competitions, non-competitive funding for the Integrated Ocean Observing System, support for marine and Great Lakes sanctuary designations, Technical Assistance to states, localities, tribes, and other partners and funding for the Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund. The second round of BIL Climate-Ready Coasts Notices of Funding Opportunities are expected this summer. “We are investing in America and empowering communities to understand and take action to address their risks to climate change and ensure they continue to thrive now and in the future,” said NOAA Administrator Rick Spinrad, Ph.D. “We can’t do it alone and look forward to engaging partners, building resilience and supporting conservation with this funding.” The IRA allocated $3.3 billion to NOAA, including the initiatives described above and $200 million that will support improvements in NOAA’s climate and data services, including:  Creating industry proving grounds to collaboratively research, develop and test tailored climate data products and services for the private sector, including the insurance, reinsurance and health industries. Funding, improving, and expanding existing NOAA programs that advance climate information, services and adaptation capacity and build equitable climate resilience such as the National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS), the Climate Smart Communities Initiative (CSCI), Climate Adaptation Partnerships/Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments (CAP/RISA), the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) and others. Improving forward-looking projections, data assimilation, numerical weather prediction skill and models in order to improve the prediction of climate and weather extremes on oceans and ecosystems, and delivering climate projections needed to inform decision making. Expediting the assessment and development of next generation Phased Array Radar capabilities to make severe weather warnings more accurate.   NOAA’s remaining IRA funding will also support critical infrastructure improvements for NOAA facilities that are essential to NOAA’s mission, including: The Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, Washington. The Sandy Hook Lab in New Jersey. Piers in Newport, Rhode Island, and Charleston, South Carolina. Construction of two charting and mapping research vessels, as well as critical mid-life repairs for NOAA Fisheries survey vessels. High-performance computing capacity. Acquisition of a second G550 ‘hurricane hunter’ aircraft. Facilities projects at multiple national marine sanctuaries, including at the Monterey Bay, Stellwagen Bank, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale, Greater Farallones, Mallows Bay and Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuaries. Climate, weather, and water affect all life on our ocean planet. NOAA’s mission is to understand and predict our changing environment, from the deep sea to outer space, and to manage and conserve America’s coastal and marine resources. See how NOAA science, services, and stewardship benefit your community:

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NOAA Communications: Lori Arguelles, lori.arguelles@noaa.gov
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Friends of NOAA advocates for $7.2B in NOAA funding during FY24

Friends of NOAA urges Congress to fund NOAA at $7.2B for FY24. Read the details here in our Friends of NOAA Appropriations Letter to congressional leaders and Members of Congress.


Visit our Friends of NOAA Appropriations webpage at https://friendsofnoaa.earth/fy24-appropriations/ for additional information about NOAA’s Blue Book and Congressional Justification documents.

Biden-Harris Administration recommends $562 million investment to make communities resilient to climate impacts as part of Investing in America agenda

From https://www.noaa.gov/news-release/noaa-bil-investments-2023?s=03

Funding for 149 projects to reach 30 states and territories under NOAA’s Climate-Ready Coasts initiative

Today, Vice President Harris announced that the Department of Commerce has recommended $562 million in funding — including investments in nearly 150 projects across 30 coastal and Great Lakes states and territories — to make communities and the economy more resilient to climate change, as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Investing in America agenda. At an event in Miami, Florida, Vice President Harris will highlight how this announcement reflects the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to tackle the climate crisis and ensure that communities are more resilient to extreme weather events. The awards are made under NOAA’s Climate-Ready Coasts Initiative and are funded by the Biden-Harris Administration’s historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and bolstered by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). 

“The Biden-Harris Administration is moving aggressively to tackle the climate crisis and help communities that are experiencing increased flooding, storm surge and more frequent extreme weather events,” said Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. “These investments will create jobs while protecting people, communities and ecosystems from the threats of climate change, and help our nation take the steps it needs to become more resilient and build a clean energy economy.” 

The Biden-Harris Administration’s Investing in America agenda is focused on growing the American economy from the bottom up and middle out — from rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure, to creating a manufacturing and innovation boom powered by good-paying jobs that don’t require a four-year degree, to building a clean-energy economy that will combat climate change and make communities more climate-resilient. 

NOAA’s Climate-Ready Coasts initiative advances climate solutions for coastal communities

NOAA announced approximately $562 million in recommended funding to support the Climate-Ready Coasts initiative:

  • $477 million for high-impact projects that create climate solutions by strengthening coastal communities’ ability to respond to extreme weather events, pollution and marine debris; restoring coastal habitats to help wildlife and humans thrive; storing carbon; building the capacity of underserved communities to address climate hazards and supporting community-driven restoration; and creating jobs in local communities.
  • $46 million in additional funding through the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation National Coastal Resilience Fund for projects that will help communities prepare for increasing coastal flooding, sea-level rise and more intense storms, while improving thousands of acres of coastal habitats. 
  • $39.1 million in non-competitive funding to the 34 state and territorial coastal management programs and 30 national estuarine research reserves that work in partnership with NOAA under the Coastal Zone Management Act. Funding for these programs provides essential planning, policy development and implementation, research, education, and collaborative engagement with communities around the nation to protect coastal and estuarine ecosystems important for the resilience of coastal economies and the health of coastal environments.

Demand for funding focused on preparing for and adapting to climate change is high. In the first year, NOAA’s BIL Climate-Ready Coasts far exceeded the funding available. In response to this high demand, NOAA is leveraging these requests with funding from President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act, allowing more high-quality projects to be recommended for funding and move forward. 

“This crucial federal investment will help coastal communities in every corner of the Empire State, from the shores of Lake Ontario to the Hudson River, tackle the climate crisis by cleaning our waterways and bolstering critical infrastructure — all while putting New Yorkers to work and boosting our economy,” said Senate Majority Leader Schumer. “When I led the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act to passage as Majority Leader, it was game changing investments in climate ready initiatives like these that I had in mind. From Long Island to Buffalo, I am proud to support communities across New York in leading the fight against climate change and building the a cleaner more resilient future for the next generation.”

“Thanks to the Biden-Harris Infrastructure Law and the Inflation Reduction Act, these grants will ensure that coastal communities across the United States will have the tools and resources to withstand the effects of climate change,” said Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Chair Cantwell. “These historic grants will support 149 projects aimed at coastal restoration and resilience projects in 30 coastal states and territories, including in the State of Washington, to restore ecosystems, recover species, and support community-driven conservation projects.”

“In passing the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act, Congress delivered historic investments to our nation’s coastal communities, which sit on the frontlines of climate change,” said House Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva. “I applaud the work of NOAA and its partners to equitably fund high-quality, transformative projects that will restore habitat, create jobs, and make our coastlines more resilient to climate change. These are the kinds of bold, ocean-based climate solutions our country needs to boost local economies, while also protecting all Americans from the worsening impacts of the climate crisis.”

“NOAA has a long history of working with community partners to advance our understanding of coastal processes, conserve coastal resources and restore habitat in ways that benefit wildlife, people, and the economy,” said NOAA Administrator Rick Spinrad, Ph.D. “Funding through the President’s Investing in America agenda allows us to super-charge these activities so that communities, including Tribal governments, facing all types of climate impacts can prepare for what’s ahead, create climate-smart jobs and build economic resilience, and ultimately thrive.” 

Information on the 149 Climate-Ready Coasts natural infrastructure projects recommended for funding are listed by state and U.S. territory at the links below.

Media contact

Lori Arguelles, lori.arguelles@noaa.gov

2022 NOAA Science Report

During March 2023, NOAA issued its seventh annual Science Report for CY 2022.

Please find the report at:


As stated in the report, NOAA’s Priority Objectives, as contained in the NOAA Fiscal Year 2022-2026 Strategic Plan — Building a Climate Ready Nation, identifies NOAA’s three overarching priorities objectives, strategies, and outcomes through 2026 within three goal areas:
1. Building a Climate Ready Nation by establishing NOAA as the primary federal authoritative provider of climate information and services in the whole-of-government response to tackling the climate crisis; 2. Integrating equity into our core operations; and
3. Promoting economic development while maintaining environmental stewardship with
a focus on advancing the New Blue Economy.

NOAA’s FY 2024 budget: Building a climate-ready nation

From: https://www.noaa.gov/news-release/noaa-fy-2024-budget-building-climate-ready-nation

“The Biden-Harris Administration’s Budget for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 demonstrates strong support for NOAA’s goal of building a climate-ready nation where communities, individuals and industries have the authoritative and actionable information they need to address climate impacts,” said NOAA Administrator Rick Spinrad, Ph.D. “The FY 2024 Budget will allow NOAA to continue enhancing all aspects of our science and service delivery — from strengthening our observational infrastructure to working with vulnerable communities on resilience planning — while supporting sustainable economic growth through innovation and collaboration.” 

“While the release of the President’s FY 2024 budget request is one part of the federal budget process, the proposed funding makes it clear that this is a period of action to tackle the climate crisis, here at NOAA and across the federal government. As we look to a new fiscal year, I am dedicated to enhancing our agency’s ability to provide the climate science, information and services needed to protect lives and livelihoods for all Americans,” said Spinrad.

NOAA’s FY 2024 Proposed Budget

For FY 2024, the NOAA requests $6.8 billion in discretionary appropriations, an increase of $450.5 million from the FY 2023 enacted budget. 

With this budget increase, NOAA will build a climate-ready nation by providing actionable environmental information that shapes smart policy and decision-making; continue to foster environmental stewardship and inform sustainable economic development, with a particular focus on the New Blue Economy; and integrate equity across the organization by improving capabilities and knowledge sharing and honing product development and service delivery in Tribal and underserved communities.

The FY 2024 Budget builds on investments in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) for Climate-Ready Coasts, climate data and services, and fisheries and protected resources. 

Building a climate-ready nation by Expanding NOAA’s Authoritative Climate Products and Services

In FY 2024, NOAA requests an additional $80.2 million to implement Executive Order (EO) 14008 on Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad, building on investments in the BIL and IRA that will help NOAA build a climate-ready nation. Funding will support an earth system approach to enhance NOAA’s ability to provide the authoritative climate products and services that are the basis for decision-making in a changing world. 

In FY 2024, NOAA will focus research on precipitation predictions across weather and climate timescales, develop tools for decision makers facing acute climate impacts in the Arctic and advance the use of climate science in fisheries assessments and management. NOAA will also work closely with partners across the country to promote resilience to climate change — fostering engagement with our climate data and products, focusing on equity in service delivery and helping communities prepare for and respond to climate-driven extreme events. 

Providing Science and Data to Inform Economic Development 

NOAA will continue to foster environmental stewardship and optimize advances in science and technology to inform sustainable and equitable economic decisions, with a particular focus on the New Blue Economy — a knowledge-based approach to support ocean-based industries such as fisheries, transportation, shipping, renewable energy and marine recreation. 

In FY 2024, NOAA requests an increase of $81.4 million to bolster economic development through the expansion of offshore wind energy, the National Seafood Strategy, ocean and coastal mapping and charting, and the development of key information systems in our tsunami, weather and space observations infrastructure. These investments will also support the Administration’s American Jobs Plan and NOAA’s efforts to build a climate-ready nation by advancing U.S. leadership in research and development of critical technologies, and bolstering our information infrastructure to help communities access timely and reliable climate information. 

Equity and Workforce

In support of Administration policies described in EO 13985 on Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government, NOAA will integrate equity across the organization by improving capabilities and knowledge sharing, and honing product development and service delivery in tribal and underserved communities. 

In FY 2024, NOAA requests an increase of $9.1 million to improve capabilities and knowledge sharing in coastal communities, and invest in science and management efforts in underserved U.S. Pacific and Caribbean territories. These investments will also support a diverse fisheries management process and seafood sector through training and workforce development. 


NOAA satellites are a critical component of NOAA’s mission, and the weather and climate data they provide are essential to the security, safety and economic prosperity of the nation. 

The FY 2024 budget requests an increase of $363.2 million for NOAA’s observational infrastructure, and underscores NOAA’s commitment to making time-sensitive, and cost-effective investments to ensure that the nation’s next-generation satellite systems expand the delivery of essential earth system observations to meet the evolving needs of a climate-ready nation. The FY 2024 budget will help NOAA better observe environmental phenomena connected to climate change-related impacts and patterns, and deliver products, information and services to inform decision-makers. 


Safe and modern facilities are the foundation of NOAA’s science, service and stewardship mission. 

In FY 2024, NOAA requests an additional $55.7 million in order to address maintenance and repair for aging infrastructure and significantly improve facilities across the nation. These investments in maintenance, repairs and modernization will help NOAA sustain and evolve our science and service delivery capabilities to support current and future mission needs.