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US Commerce Department Proposes Establishment of NOAA Climate Service; New NOAA Climate Portal

US Commerce Secretary Gary Locke announced the intent to create a NOAA Climate Service line office dedicated to bringing together the agency’s climate science and service delivery capabilities.

Working closely with federal, regional, academic and other state and local government and private sector partners, the new NOAA Climate Service will build on our success transforming science into useable climate services. NOAA is committed to scientific integrity and transparency; we seek to advance science and strengthen product development and delivery through user engagement.

—Dr. Jane Lubchenco, under secretary of commerce for oceans and atmosphere and NOAA administrator

Unifying NOAA’s climate capabilities under a single climate office will integrate the agency’s climate science and services and make them more accessible to NOAA partners and other users. Planning has been, and continues to be, shaped by input from NOAA employees and stakeholders across the country, with close consideration given to the recommendations of the NOAA Science Advisory Board, National Academies and National Academy of Public Administration.

NOAA Climate Service will encompass a core set of longstanding NOAA capabilities. The climate research, observations, modeling, predictions and assessments generated by NOAA’s top scientists will continue to provide the scientific foundation for extensive on-the-ground climate services that respond to millions of requests annually for data and other critical information.

Thomas R. Karl, director of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, will serve as transitional director of NOAA Climate Service. New positions for six NOAA Regional Climate Services Directors will be announced soon and will provide regional leadership for integrating user engagement and on-the-ground service delivery within the Climate Service.

NOAA also unveiling today a new website——that serves as a single point-of-entry for NOAA’s climate information, data, products and services. Known as the NOAA Climate Portal, the site addresses the needs of five broadly-defined user groups: decision makers and policy leaders, scientists and applications-oriented data users, educators, business users and the public.

Highlights of the portal include an interactive “climate dashboard” that shows a range of constantly updating climate datasets (e.g., temperature, carbon dioxide concentration and sea level) over adjustable time scales; the new climate science magazine ClimateWatch, featuring videos and articles of scientists discussing recent climate research and findings; and an array of data products and educational resources.



Hey! I got an idea. Lets add a new level of bureaucracy!

The Goracle


...dedicated to bringing together the agency’s climate science and service delivery capabilities

It's ABOUT TIME that the fake data, research banned from peer review process, and outright law breaking be brought under one umbrella. Being hit from all directions by the falsehoods is almost enough to make one's head spin! Now we'll have one GOVERNMENT agency promoting the government's agenda of drastically higher taxes, loss of freedom, and MASSIVE government control of people's lives as the solution to Earth's naturally changing climate.



What happens when the grown ups take away baby's rattle - baby finds a new one. Oh man, in the midst of a recession this Administration is building new black holes???

By "service delivery" - are they talking hot food?


Dale: "New positions for six NOAA Regional Climate Services Directors..." Make that six new bureaucracies for six regions...lots of new opportunities for new government funding of researchers to hide the declines...



Wow! 6 bureaucracies for price of 1...
Er... Ah... 100 would be more like it.

This is important to the administration. They need people to screen out those annoying facts that are mixing up our small dust filled empty heads.

The Goracle


This is very sad. Of all of the Globalwarmists on this site not one has chimed in, again, with "you're stoopid," "oh yeah," or "Earth's naturally changing climate is all Bush's fault."



Praise be to algore! Anyway.

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