The Friends of NOAA (FoNOAA) are supporters, stakeholders, employees, and partners of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) who join together to encourage Congress and the Administration to adequately support the agency’s budget.
FoNOAA believes that NOAA is essential to America’s economy, security, environment, and quality of life, and that only a balanced approach to funding the agency will allow NOAA to realize the greatest economic and job creation benefits for the American people. From the 2010 Deepwater Horizon tragedy, where it took more than four months to accurately gauge the amount of oil spilled, to 2011’s record-breaking string of 14, $10 billion disasters, ongoing events provide ample evidence that Americans desperately need NOAA’s fully integrated range of oceanic and atmospheric data, products, and services – and perhaps now more than ever before. With over half of Americans living along our coasts, insured coastal property worth some $9 trillion, and weather- and climate- sensitive industries accounting for an overwhelming majority of US GDP, it is clear that investments in NOAA provide superior value to the nation by enabling businesses and government to better manage risk and optimize decision making.
As supporters, stakeholders, employees, and partners of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Friends of NOAA strongly supports funding the agency at no less than $6 billion in FY16.
Read the full FoNOAA letters sent to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees.
2015-03-24 FoNOAALetter House CJS Approps FY16_FINAL
2015-03-24 FoNOAALetter Senate CJS Approps FY16_FINAL
Ogeechee Riverkeeper is a non-profit, 501c3 organization dedicated to protecting, preserving and improving the water quality of the Ogeechee, Canoochee and coastal rivers in southeast Georgia. We fulfill our mission through 3 hands-on program areas including education and outreach, legislative and policy work and pollution investigation and water monitoring. Ogeechee Riverkeeper works for clean water and healthy communities for generations to come.
As supporters, stakeholders, employees, and partners of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), we appreciate the Administration’s support for the agency in the President’s FY15 budget proposal and urge the Administration to continue its leadership and investment in NOAA. Friends of NOAA strongly supports funding the agency at no less than $5.8 billion in FY16.
Read the full FoNOAA letter sent to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
2014-11-24 FoNOAA FY16 Letter to OMB
House CJS Bill: bills-113hr-sc-ap-fy2015-cjs-subcommitteedraft
Summary:The legislation contains $5.3 billion for NOAA, virtually equal to the fiscal year 2014 enacted level. Within this total, National Weather Service operations and systems are funded above the President’s request, denying proposed cuts to hurricane forecasting and tsunami warning grants. The bill includes full funding for the Joint Polar Satellite System weather satellite program and the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite to help maintain and improve weather forecasting to warn communities about potentially devastating natural disasters.