NOAA Corporate Finance and Administrative Services offices strive to deliver quality services to NOAA's Mission program customers through effective communication and management of people, technology, business processes, and financial resources.
NOAA, in consultation with the Department of the Interior, has appointed ten new members to the Marine Protected Areas Federal Advisory Committee. The 20-member committee is composed of individuals with diverse backgrounds and experience who advise the departments of commerce and the interior on ways to strengthen and connect the nation’s MPA programs. The new members join the ten continuing members appointed in 2012.
According to a new NOAA-sponsored study, natural oceanic and atmospheric patterns are the primary drivers behind California's ongoing drought. A high pressure ridge off the West Coast (typical of historic droughts) prevailed for three winters, blocking important wet season storms, with ocean surface temperature patterns making such a ridge much more likely. Typically, the winter season in California provides the state with a majority of its annual snow and rainfall that replenish water supplies for communities and ecosystems.
NOAA Fisheries today announced final regulations that will help protect Atlantic bluefin tuna by reducing dead discards and providing measures to help ensure compliance with international quotas. These regulations were developed through a comprehensive process that included input from the public, states, industry and others.