|Air Resources Laboratory|
|Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory|
|Climate Diagnostics Center|
|Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory|
|Environmental Technology Laboratory|
|Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory|
|National Undersea Research Program|
|Office of Global Programs|
|Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory|
The Office of Global Programs (OGP) leads the NOAA Climate and Global Change Program. NOAA has the primary responsibility within the federal government to routinely provide climate forecasts and products to the nation. OGP assists in this capacity by sponsoring focused scientific research, within approximately eleven research elements, aimed at understanding climate variability and its predictability. Through studies in these areas, researchers coordinate activities that jointly contribute to improved predictions and assessments of climate variability over a continuum of timescales from season to season, year to year, and over the course of a decade and beyond.
NOAA's Climate and Global Change Program is an integral part of the interagency U.S. Global Change Research Program, and works to address an important aspect of global change--understanding the global climate system. In parallel, OGP guides NOAA's effort in spearheading the multinational initiative to establish an International Research Institute and associated regional applications centers to generate and disseminate forecast guidance multinationally. This initiative reflects new scientific advancements in predicting temperature and precipitation patterns associated with El Niño, and promotes the generation and dissemination of forecast information multinationally.
OGP's participation in these areas has assisted NOAA in augmenting the state of science in the United States, guiding the development of our research efforts, and providing valuable scientific data and information for practical use and social and economic benefit.
For more information contact:
Office of Global Programs