***This Council has changed its title from the NOAA "Research Council" to "Science Council."
Please note that some materials may still contain the previous title.***
Also, many documents on the site are now accessible via new URLs. 
If you are looking for the NOAA Science and Technology Focus Area documents, they are available HERE. 

The NOAA Science Council is an internal body composed of senior scientific personnel from every line office in the agency who provide corporate oversight to ensure NOAA’s research and development activities are of the highest quality, meet near- to long-term mission requirements and societal needs, take advantage of emerging scientific and technological opportunities, shape a forward-looking research agenda, and are accomplished in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Science Fact Sheet

The State of the Science fact sheets are two-page overviews of NOAA research in a topic area of interest to the general public and indicates diversity (if any) of NOAA viewpoints, and points to NOAA resources for additional information.
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Research Plans

The NOAA Science Council is the corporate body responsible for developing and maintaining NOAA's R&D strategic planning documents.
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NOAA R&D Policies

The NOAA Science Council website serves as a repository for documents regarding all of the different NOAA R&D Policies.
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Science Report

The NOAA Science Report celebrates NOAA’s research and development, highlighting annual accomplishments. The 2020 NOAA Science Report is now available!
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Scientific Integrity Commons

NOAA has also created a Scientific Integrity Committee. The NOAA Scientific Integrity Officer and Scientific Integrity Committee will support the NOAA Science Council.
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