The Alliance for Earth Observations™ is a publicly and privately funded initiative of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies to promote the understanding and use of land, air and sea observations for societal and economic benefit. Through active stakeholder engagement, the Alliance brings together those that develop the tools to monitor the planet with those that need the information to manage it and serves as a link between the private sector, the government and the general public. Our mission is to ensure the rapid and broad delivery of the most timely, comprehensive and accurate environmental information for improved decision-making.
Contact: alliance at strategies.org
AccuWeather is approaching a billion people worldwide relying on its information, forecasts and warnings to help them protect their lives and property, and get more personal value from their day. AccuWeather is a leading American weather information company whose media footprint and recognized brand is global. AccuWeather provides weather information and forecasts for more than 2.7 million locations worldwide. Its weather information is delivered in 38 languages through mobile devices, wired and mobile websites, smart appliances, radio and television stations, and in newspapers. Its compelling news and weather content, can be found on over 50,000 websites and media company properties throughout the United States and around the world. .AccuWeather also delivers a wide range of highly customized enterprise solutions to business, government, and institutions. AccuWeather is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2012-13 with explosive growth in digital media. The company is a founding member of the American Weather and Climate Industry Association and plays a major role in working with NOAA to ensure adequate funding and recognition for the critical infrastructure and warning roles the agency performs. As a result of these cooperative efforts, America has the best weather information for its citizens of any country on earth.
Contact Barry Lee Myers, CEO (myersb at accuweather.com)
The Consortium for Ocean Leadership is a Washington, DC-based nonprofit organization that represents 101 of the leading public and private ocean research and education institutions, aquaria and industry with the mission to advance research, education and sound ocean policy. The organization also manages ocean research and education programs in areas of scientific ocean drilling, ocean observing, ocean exploration, and ocean partnerships.
Contact: Staci Lewis, Senior Policy Manager (slewis at oceanleadership.org)
The Campbell Marketing Group, Inc. is a privately held management consulting firm specializing in business advisory services, most notably in advanced technologies and applications in earth and planetary sciences. CMG provides a full range of services that include Federal business development, government relations, media strategies, science advisory services, solution design, proposal development and critique, merger and acquisition counsel, and interim executives for capture, operations, engineering, and other leadership positions.
Contact: Julie K. Campbell, President (CMGJC at aol.com)
NWSEO is the labor organization and professional association that represents 4,000 employees of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the U.S. Department of Commerce, including:
- The forecasters, technicians and support personnel of the National Weather Service, the nation’s official source for weather forecasts and warnings;
- The attorneys in NOAA’s Office of General Counsel, who are responsible for enforcing laws that protect the nation’s environment and natural resources;
- The civilian crews of the “Hurricane Hunter” aircraft based in Tampa, Florida;
- The technicians who track and command the nation’s weather satellites from Wallops Island, Virginia; and
- The hurricane researchers and other scientists and support personnel at the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory in Key Biscayne, Florida.
Contact: Richard J. Hirn, General Counsel and Legislative Director (richard at hirnlaw.com)
Marine Conservation Institute is a leader in the global movement to protect and recover the integrity of vast ocean areas. We use the latest science to identify important marine ecosystems around the world, and then advocate for their protection, for us and future generations.
Marine Conservation Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving our living oceans. We work with scientists, politicians, government officials and other organizations around the world to protect essential ocean places and the wild species in them.
Our goal is maintaining and recovering bountiful, diverse and healthy oceans now and for generations to come. We understand that marine ecosystems are essential for human survival, wealth and well-being. Because the oceans are the Earth’s biggest life support system, everyone has a big stake in maintaining their integrity.
Marine Conservation Institute identifies the most important and vulnerable ocean ecosystems, then advocates for protecting them. We identify key threats to places in the sea and then offer workable solutions to solve problems. We base all of our efforts on the latest understanding of marine science. And we benefit from decades of experience in conservation policy.
Contact: Emily Douce, Conservation Advocate (emily.douce at marine-conservation.org)
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (A۰P۰L۰U) is a research and advocacy organization of public research universities, land-grant institutions, and state university systems with member campuses in all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. The association’s membership includes 217 members, consisting of state universities, land-grant universities, state-university systems and related organizations. The total includes 74 U.S. land-grant institutions, of which 18 are the historically black institutions. In addition, A۰P۰L۰U represents the interests of the nation’s 33 American Indian land-grant colleges through the membership of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC). A۰P۰L۰U institutions enroll more than 3.5 million undergraduate students and 1.1 million graduate students, employ more than 645,000 faculty members, and conduct nearly two-thirds of all federally-funded academic research, totaling more than $34 billion annually. With roots going back to 1887, A۰P۰L۰U is the nation’s oldest higher education association. A۰P۰L۰U is dedicated to advancing learning, discovery and engagement. The association provides a forum for the discussion and development of policies and programs affecting higher education and the public interest.
Contact: Wendy Fink, Associate Director of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resources (wfink at aplu.org)
The Coastal States Organization (CSO) was established in 1970 to represent the coastal states, commonwealths and territories on legislative and policy issues relating to the sound management of coastal, Great Lakes and ocean resources. CSO represents the interests of the Governors from the thirty-five coastal states, commonwealths, and territories of the United States.
Contact: Kristen Fletcher, Executive Director (kfletcher at coastalstates.org)
ANEP is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting responsible stewardship and a common vision for the preservation and restoration of our nation’s bays and estuaries. Established in 1987 by amendments to the Clean Water Act to “identify, restore, and protect nationally significant estuaries of the United States,” ANEP works with the 28 National Estuary Programs (NEPs) around the country to coordinate the national agenda and to achieve support and communication among them.
The ANEP is a trade association comprised of these 28 NEPs. It supports the local programs and serves as a unified voice for issues affecting them and the nations’ estuaries. This voluntary, community based, watershed program focuses not just on improving water quality in an estuary, but on maintaining the integrity of the whole system-its chemical, physical, and biological properties, as well as its economic, recreational, and aesthetic values.
Contact: Rich Innes, Executive Director (richinnes at merid.org)
As supporters, stakeholders, employees, and partners of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Friends of NOAA is strongly opposed to cutting the agency’s budget below $5.5 billion in FY13…
FY13 2012-02-13 FoNOAA FY13 Letter v10 (updated list of signatories)
FY13 2011-09-27 Letter FoNOAA to OMB re- FY13 budget (as delivered)