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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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Recommendation: To strengthen NOAA's ability to determine the effectiveness of the National Coastal Zone Management Program, NOAA should develop an approach to integrate the qualitative data from its periodic state evaluations with the quantitative data in its performance measurement system.
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.
Still, it doesn't fully compensate for adult-whale deaths sustained over the past 2 decades, NOAA reported in a June 26 Federal Register announcement of the proposed new rule.
Tsunami buoys also would be useful in an early warning system, NOAA officials say.
Grants Online is a top priority for NOAA and its administrator, retired Navy Vice Admiral Conrad C.
NOAA is working with scientists, resource managers and communities around the world to determine what the true impacts of this event will be on coral reefs," Mark Eakin, Coral Reef Watch Coordinator at NOAA, said (http://www.
Going beyond the science of the forecast and understanding how weather warnings are perceived and how the perception may or may not lead to action is critically important to NOAA as it is our goal not just to predict the weather, but to keep people safe," said John Cortinas, director of the NOAA Office of Weather and Air Quality.
In October, Port Manager Don Mann told The Register-Guard that parts of the Newport site are indeed in a flood plain and parts aren't, but that the port's engineers contended that that wasn't a bar to the NOAA fleet's relocation to Newport.
Needless to say, port officials think NOAA and Bellingham would be the perfect couple.
NOAA has yet to structure all of its field acquisition activities under the direct oversight of its acquisition organization, increasing the risk that taxpayers are not getting the best value for their dollars.
The NOAA Oceans and Human Health Initiative coordinates agency activities and focuses funding on ocean and health issues including infectious diseases, harmful algal blooms, environmental indicators, climate, and marine biomedicine.
Freeland, founder and chief executive officer of RGII Technologies, said, "We are pleased with the continued growth of our relationship with NOAA.