The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, is an agency of the United States concerned with the science and policies of the nation's coasts, adjacent oceans, and atmosphere. They provide data for fisheries regulations, coastal conservation, and environmental protection and restoration policies. They are responsible for health and safety issues in the nation's waterways. They manage several national marine sanctuaries. They operate the National Weather Service, a number of environmental science satellites, and a fleet of boats, ships, and aircraft to carry out their scientific and environmental missions. They collaborate internationally to study global climate change.
Learn more about all aspects of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - the basic science they do in oceanography and meteorology, and their role in various fisheries and environmental conservation laws, policies, and regulations.