noaa science report



Launching the first ever national rip current forecast model, creating high-resolution sea ice information to improve navigation, and using artificial intelligence to process marine mammal calls: These are just a few of NOAA’s many notable scientific accomplishments from the past year. The newly released 2021 NOAA Science Report includes more than 60 stories that represent a selection of NOAA’s 2021 research and development accomplishments across the range of NOAA’s mission.

The scientific highlights, awards, bibliometrics, and educational spotlights in the report clearly demonstrate NOAA's commitment to advancing the opportunities for both ocean prosperity and protection with the new blue economy, the importance of sound climate science to inform society, and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA).



Recordings of the 2020 NOAA Science Report Seminar Series are also available for you to view on the NOAA Central Library's YouTube Channel.

1) Social science and workforce excellence (February 10th, 2021)

2) Reducing societal impacts from hazardous weather and other environmental phenomena (February 24th, 2021)

3) Sustainable use and stewardship of ocean and coastal resources (March 10th, 2021)

4) A robust and effective research development and transition enterprise (March 24th, 2021)

5) Science and technology highlights (April 7th, 2021)

View past reports here:

2020 NOAA Science Report 2019 NOAA Science Report 2018 NOAA Science Report
2017 NOAA Science Report 2016 NOAA Science Report

2021 NOAA Science Report Seminar Series

   See recordings of the four seminar below

Reducing Societal Impacts from Hazardous Weather and Other Environmental Phenomena


A Robust and Effective Research and Development Enterprise

Climate and the Blue Economy: NOAA Science Report Seminar Series

Sustainable Use and Stewardship of Ocean and Coastal Resources


Observations & Data Collection: NOAA Science Report Seminar Series