NOAA's mission is to describe and predict changes in the Earth's environment, and conserve and wisely manage the Nation's coastal and marine resources. NOAA's strategy consists of seven interrelated Strategic Goals for environmental assessment, prediction and stewardship.

NOAA Strategic Goals:

Environmental Assessment and Prediction:

  • Advance Short-Term Warnings and Forecast Services
  • Implement Seasonal to Inter-annual Climate Forecasts
  • Assess and Predict Decadal to Centennial Change
  • Promote Safe Navigation Environmental Stewardship:
  • Build Sustainable Fisheries
  • Recover Protected Species
  • Sustain Healthy Coastal Ecosystems
Field of Focus
Conserve and Manage U.S. Coastal and Marine Resources