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NOAA Science Report

Discovering a 207-year-old whaling ship, improving storm surge and wind forecasts, and leveraging artificial intelligence to detect Harmful Algal Bloom Species are just a few of NOAA’s many notable scientific accomplishments from the past year that are in the 2022 NOAA Science Report, which emphasizes the wide range of impacts that NOAA science advancements have on the lives of Americans and the world.

The newly released report includes more than 60 stories about NOAA’s 2022 research and development accomplishments across NOAA’s mission.

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The NOAA Science Report highlights NOAA’s research and development achievements and their impacts on society.

Highlights from the 2022 Report

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Interactive Maps Support Climate Resilience Planning in Louisiana

This story, featured in the 2022 NOAA Science Report, describes how Louisiana Sea Grant and the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe worked together to create mapping tools to support decision making and resilience planning to adapt and prepare for climate change. 

The Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe’s land, located around the Louisiana Terrebonne Basin, is vulnerable to erosion, sea level rise, and impacts of hurricanes. The work from this project, including scientific research and traditional ecological knowledge, helps support the Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe’s efforts to preserve their fishing community, petition for federal recognition, and plan for climate change.

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Preparing for the Heat with the WBGT Forecast Tool

This short video explains the importance of NOAA’s National Weather Service Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) forecasts, featured in the 2022 NOAA Science Report. These forecasts, operationalized in June 2022, help us make decisions about preparing for heat. Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the U.S. The WBGT forecast tool is used by many different groups of people to decide when to take precautions and avoid the heat.

NOAA Science Report Seminars

Science Report Seminars can be found on the NOAA Central Library YouTube Channel >