NOAA: An introduction to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOAA: An introduction to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration


♪♪♪ NOAA’s work spans from the bottom of the sea to the surface of the sun. Each day, our employees take the pulse
of the changing world around us and share that knowledge with others to ensure public safety, protect and restore marine resources, and strengthen our economy. Our people are as diverse as our mission. We are scientists, engineers, researchers, technicians, and more, who live the mission every day. We are also the staff who support the mission
behind the scenes. “What I love about my job is that every day we get to see things that nobody has seen before, or in ways that nobody has seen it before.” NOAA’s roots reach back more than 200 years. These agencies helped build the foundation
of today’s NOAA. “You know, we constantly find
new and creative, innovative ways to get our message of life-saving
information to the public.” Science is the foundation for all we do as we conduct world-class research and use cutting-edge technology to explore our seas, forecast our weather, understand our climate, protect our coasts, manage our fisheries, and chart our waterways. “It’s the intangibles that
matter more than anything else. It’s not the paycheck;
it’s not the steady employment. It really is the science. You have a chance to be part
of something bigger than just a commercial organization.
And that’s what NOAA is about.” Our work touches the lives of every American and powers the economy as we work in collaboration
with our partners to transform our data and research into real-world applications that inform critical
decision-making, and protect the people, systems, and services essential
to our nation. “I love the mission,
I love the work that we do, the people that are involved
in this organization.” We are united in our common mission:
science, service, stewardship. ♪♪♪