Research

Our Research

We ready the nation for changes driven by weather, climate, and pressures on marine ecosystems. Our research aims to improve hurricane forecast prediction, learn how the ocean affects extreme weather events, measure the impacts of ocean acidification, and gauge impacts of microbial contamination on human health. We lead international efforts to collect and interpret global observations from ships, satellites, aircraft, buoys, and floats.

Delivering NOAA’s Future

Research, Develop, Transition

We conduct research to understand and predict the Earth system, expanding our reach beyond South Florida to encompass the US East Coast and Gulf of Mexico.

  • We are on the forefront of Omics research and applications.
  • We make eco and hurricane forecasts better.  
  • Our research prioritizes delivering operational tools. 
  • We detect changes in the ocean and atmosphere by maintaining global observing systems.  

We Ready the Nation

Ocean, Coastal, and Atmospheric Studies

We work to improve hurricane forecast prediction, learn how the ocean affects extreme weather events, measure the impacts of ocean acidification, and gauge impacts of microbial contamination on human health. We lead international efforts to collect and interpret global observations from ships, satellites, aircraft, buoys, and floats.

Learn more about each area of our research by visiting our divisional pages below:

Physical Oceanography >

Hurricane Research >

Ocean Chemistry & Ecosystems >