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Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, NOAA Administrator
Dr. Kathryn Sullivan,
NOAA Administrator

Unlock secrets in the deep oceans, track rapidly moving storms, operate state-of-the-art environmental satellites, chart the Nation's waterways, formulate models to forecast climate trends, protect and preserve our living marine resources. It's all in a day's work at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration! Join a dedicated workforce committed to a vital mission: safeguarding the public, protecting natural resources, strengthening the economy. NOAA: a career that makes a world of difference!

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a scientific agency providing information and data about life on earth, our oceans, atmosphere, and the Nation's living marine resources. NOAA's programs range from marine sanctuaries, environmental satellites, global climate change, and ocean exploration initiatives to climate, weather, and water services. Electronic eyes and ears have taken NOAA from beyond Earth's orbit to deep within the oceans. This new global perspective emphasizes the fact that sustained development and continued economic well-being are ultimately linked to healthy ecosystems and a healthy environment. NOAA is an integral part of these national and international issues.

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NOAA's Mission: To understand and predict changes in the Earth's environment and conserve and manage coastal and marine resources to meet our Nation's economic, social, and environmental needs.

NOAA's Vision: An informed society that uses a comprehensive understanding of the role of the oceans, coasts, and atmosphere in the global ecosystem to make the best social and economic decisions.