NOAA provides the science, service, and stewardship that citizens need to react to and plan for the changing environment around them. To help achieve its mission, the agency must integrate natural science work with the social, behavioral, and economic sciences to affect meaningful change.

We work with all of NOAA’s Line Offices to coordinate social science activities across the agency because using the full breadth of what the social sciences have to offer will increase the impact of NOAA investments and improve the creation and communication of societal value.



  • NOAA’s Contribution to the Economy builds upon NOAA by the Numbers (June 2018) by providing a comprehensive narrative of the Agency’s influence in promoting national security, safety, and economic prosperity.
  • The report takes a snapshot of a number of economic sectors, focusing on NOAA’s unique and impactful role in powering growth, creating jobs, and saving lives.

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Social Science Committee

Read All About It: NOAAProtects Every American…Powers Our Economy

NOAA by the Numbers

NOAA by the Numbers is a collection of data and economic statistics relevant to NOAA’s mission and programs that highlights the agency’s substantial contributions to the U.S. economy.

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