Sunday, March 29, 2015
NOAA Research — Leaders In Science
The Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) - or "NOAA Research" - provides the research foundation for understanding the complex systems that support our planet. Working in partnership with other organizational units of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, a bureau of the Department of Commerce, NOAA Research enables better forecasts, earlier warnings for natural disasters, and a greater understanding of the Earth. Our role is to provide unbiased science to better manage the environment, nationally, and globally.

The primary components of NOAA Research are:
  • Craig McLean
    Assistant Administrator for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research
  • Dr. Steven Fine
    Deputy Assistant Administrator for Laboratories and Cooperative Institutes and
    Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Programs and Administration
  • Dr. Alexander "Sandy" MacDonald
    Chief Science Advisor

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Office of Oceanic & Atmospheric Research Headquarters

1315 East-West Highway | Silver Spring, MD 20910 | 301-713-2458