CLIMATE DATA RECORD PROGRAM
Serving the Public
NOAA's National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) recently initiated a satellite Climate Data Record program to continuously provide objective climate information based on weather satellite data that NOAA has collected over the past 30 years. This data is the longest global satellite measurement record in the world and represents billions of dollars of investment.

So what is the benefit to the public? The results will provide trustworthy, observation-based information on how, where and to what extent the land, oceans, atmosphere and ice sheets are changing. We are actively engaging numerous public sectors such as agriculture, health, energy, security, water supplier, coastal community and others to address societal needs by providing information to make better decisions.

NOAA's Next Generation Strategic Plan (NGSP): Climate Goal

The above link provides NOAA's Next Generation Strategic Plan (NGSP) that describes how NOAA proposes to respond to society's growing need for climate services. Impacts from these changes are regionally diverse, and affect numerous sectors.

agriculture
Agriculture
forestry
Forestry
energy
Energy
health
Health
society
Tourism
transportation
Transportation
water resources
Water
fisheries
Fisheries

NOAA's Climate Portal: Climate and You

The above link is NOAA's Climate Portal. Climate information is essential for business, community and natural resource planning. Our resources focus on the needs of society. This portal gives a detailed description of the seven sector's (see icons below) key issues.

agriculture
Agriculture
ecosystems
Ecosystems
energy
Energy
health
Health
society
Society
transportation
Transportation
water
Water

United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP): Sectoral Climate Information (Federal Interagency Partnerships)

The above link is the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) that coordinates and integrates federal research on changes in the global environment and their implications for society. This web site's Sectorial Climate Information page describes the seven sectors and their critical issues.

agriculture
Agriculture
ecosystems
Ecosystems
energy
Energy Supply and Use
health
Human Health
society
Society
transportation
Transportation
water
Water Resources

The Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) (International Partnerships)    

The above link is the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS) that focuses on providing decision-support tools to a wide variety of climate users. This is an international partnership, with the U.S. taking a key leadership role. There are nine GEOSS themes, which are represented below.

agriculture
Agriculture
ecosystems
Ecosystems
energy
Energy
health
Health
biodiversity
Biodiversity
disasters
Disasters
water
Water
weather
Weather
climate
Climate
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