The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is a US federal agency focused on the condition of the oceans and the atmosphere.

NOAA's mission:

To understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans, and coasts,

To share that knowledge and information with others, and

To conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems and resources.

http://www.noaa.gov/about-noaa.html

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