Sunday, February 19, 2017

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is an agency that enriches life through science.  Its reach extends from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as it works to keep citizens informed about the changing environment around them.

NOAA’s diverse capabilities across the country are effectively detailed though our network of Regional Collaboration teams. Eight geographic regions are represented by Regional Collaboration Teams, led by senior regional leaders acting as Regional Team Leads, and supported by full-time Regional Coordinators.  At the national level, the effort is supported and overseen by the Executive Oversight Group, consisting of headquarters-level leadership.

The regional teams maintain a broad understanding of regional activities and capabilities to facilitate collaboration among NOAA entities and partners in the region to address national and regional priorities.

For an overview, visit the Regional Collaboration Homepage.


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Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC)

NEFSC conducts ecosystem-based research and assessments of living marine resources, with a focus on the Northeast Shelf, to promote the recovery and long-term sustainability of these resources, and to generate social and economic opportunities and benefits from their use.

Primary Science and Engineering Capabilities:

  • Biotechnology

  • Culture systems and habitat evaluations

  • Behavioral ecology

  • Oceanography

  • Coastal ecology

  • Marine chemistry

  • Fisheries and ecosystem monitoring and analysis

Facilities and Resources:

  • The James J. Howard Marine Sciences Laboratory