NOAA


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NOAA

abbr.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOAA

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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Noun1.NOAA - an agency in the Department of Commerce that maps the oceans and conserves their living resources; predicts changes to the earth's environment; provides weather reports and forecasts floods and hurricanes and other natural disasters related to weather
Commerce Department, Department of Commerce, DoC, Commerce - the United States federal department that promotes and administers domestic and foreign trade (including management of the census and the patent office); created in 1913
National Climatic Data Center, NCDC - the part of NOAA that maintains the world's largest active archive of weather data
National Weather Service - the federal agency in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that is responsible for weather forecast and preparation of weather maps
bureau, federal agency, government agency, agency, office, authority - an administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"
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To remain relevant and responsive, NOAA must adapt.
The NOAA report was indeed a good deal more sober than either the LA Times or the New York Times.
Important ocean programs such as the six NOAA Undersea Research Centers were severely cut for 2006 and would not be fully restored under the 2007 budget.
During the last such solar cycle, which occurred in 1989, the entire province of Quebec in Canada went dark when a geomagnetic storm caused power lines to overload, according to NOAA.
Under NOAA s Habitat Blueprint, which provides a framework for NOAA to effectively improve habitats for fisheries, marine life, and coastal communities, Habitat Focus Areas are selected to prioritize long-term habitat science and conservation efforts.
In addition to modernizing NOAA's messaging infrastructure, the contract will integrate Google's collaborative tools and facilitate synchronization with mobile devices to support NOAA personnel, contractors and associates located coast to coast, on the oceans and in the air.
NOAA adopted strategic plans for the Tsunami Program in 2008 and NTHMP in 2009, which it developed by following key planning practices and including most of the critical components of strategic plans identified by leading organizations, but some components have not been fully developed.
The hurdle went up when the General Accountability Office, acting under political pressure, sustained a protest from the Port of Bellingham, forcing NOAA to review its decision in Newport's favor.
The port has been wooing NOAA to relocate its Seattle-based operations to the Waterfront District for the last several years, and recently stepped up its effort recently with a "Get NOAA to Bellingham" letter-writing campaign geared toward state legislators.
Recently, NOAA scientists began genetic studies of red lionfish to determine how many separate releases in the Atlantic have occurred.
Grants Online is a top priority for NOAA and its administrator, retired Navy Vice Admiral Conrad C.
Ken McDonald, Data Management Architect of NOAA's Satellite and Information Service, Technical, Planning & Integration (TPI) Program Office, said, "the motivation to raise our level of membership was really driven by the widespread and growing interest in OGC specifications and activities found in numerous NOAA programs and projects from across the agency.