Several of the labs and programs that make up NOAA Oceanic and Atmospheric Research received new names to better reflect their mission and contributions, thanks to a newly-announced reorganization effort.
The reorganization, approved by Congress on January 14, became effective on April 2, 2020. The changes are being made to improve workplace efficiency by positioning NOAA Research to meet recent shifts in its priorities to understand and predict the Earth system; develop technology to improve NOAA science, service, and stewardship; and transition results so they are useful to society.
“There is groundbreaking weather, climate, ocean and atmospheric research being conducted across NOAA’s science enterprise,” said Craig McLean, NOAA Research Assistant Administrator. “This reorganization and elevation of the individual laboratories on NOAA’s Boulder campus reflects their position and value to the American people and their respect in the international science community.”
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