User Engagement Activities at the National Climatic Data Center

As part of the National Climatic Data Center's (NCDC's) desire to reach out to climate sensitive users, NCDC has expanded its services to include sector specific resources and workshops. This page provides information highlighting NCDC data and products that may be of interest to various sectors as well as information on user engagement workshops recently hosted or Co-hosted with NCDC.

User Engagement Fact Sheets

The following fact sheets provide an overview of the sector, key stakeholders, examples of sector needs, and NCDC data and products of particular interest to the sector.

NOAA Economics

NOAA's Economics webpage provides additional information on the economic and social benefits of NOAA data and products. Sectoral information is also included.

User Engagement Workshops

In order to foster continued dialogue with various sectors, NCDC has hosted or Co-hosted several user engagement workshops.



  • U.S. Drought Monitor Forum
    • Focused on users of drought data and information
    • Co-hosted with USDA's Office of the Chief Economist, NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, and Environmental Science and Technology Center at George Mason University.



  • Climate and Sustainability: U.S. Department of Commerce Services for the Business Community
    • Focused on the Manufacturing Sector
    • Co-hosted with the International Trade Administration


  • Climate Change and the Plant Sector: A Growing Interest Workshop
    • Focused on the Plant Sector (Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, Golf Course Design and Maintenance, etc.)
    • Co-hosted with The North Carolina Arboretum, the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)



  • NOAA Data and Information Users' Workshop
    • Focused on NWS and National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information service (NESDIS) users from NCDC, National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and National Coastal Data development Center (NCDDC)


  • NESDIS Data Users Workshop
    • Focused on National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS) users from NCDC, National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC), National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC), and Office of Satellite Data Processing and Distribution (OSDPD)