Research Reviews

Laboratories within NOAA's office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research are reviewed every five years to evaluate the quality, relevance, and performance of research conducted at the lab. They evaluate the management and impact of the lab in the framework of its strategic plan and other priorities and guidance from Congress, NOAA and OAR. Laboratory Reviews strategically position the lab for planning future science and deliver to stakeholders the benefits of NOAA research.

Research Reviews

Laboratories within NOAA’s office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research are reviewed every five years to evaluate the quality, relevance, and performance of research conducted at the lab. They evaluate the management and impact of the lab in the framework of its strategic plan and other priorities and guidance from Congress, NOAA and OAR. Laboratory Reviews strategically position the lab for planning future science and deliver to stakeholders the benefits of NOAA research.

2019 AOML Laboratory Review

AOML is preparing for our next Laboratory Review, scheduled to take place November 19-21, 2019, in Miami, Florida.

Please check here for updates on agenda, background material, and presentations as we draw closer to the review date.

Draft Review Agenda

In-person participation is by invitation only. Presentations will be broadcast via GoToWebinar.

NOAA Research Strategic Plan

OAR’s strategic approach to supporting NOAA’s mission.

Our Charter

Learn what guides research priorities.

Charge to Reviewers

See how reviewers are asked to evaluate us.

Review Presentations

Previous Laboratory Reviews

AOML completed its most recent Laboratory Research Review March 4-6, 2014.
The Final Review Panel Summary Report and Laboratory Final Report are now publicly available on our website. You can also browse presentations for each research theme below.

Strategic Plan

Learn how AOML supports NOAA’s goals in our strategic plan.

Our Charter

Learn what guides research priorities.

Review Agenda

How we present our program to the reviewers.

Review Panel Guidance

How our reviewers are asked to evaluate us.

Reviewer Summary Report

Read how reviewers rated us.

2014 Review Report

See how we addressed recommendations in our final review report.

Review Presentations

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