photo at NOAA Boulder site;

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and supports more than 1,000 researchers, engineers, forecasters, and others at the David Skaggs Research Center in Boulder, Colorado. Staff includes NOAA employees, university partners, and contractors.

NOAA Entities


Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR)

National Weather Service (NWS)

  • The Denver-Boulder Weather Forecast Office is one of more than 120 local forecast offices across the country. The office issues forecasts and warnings for metro Denver and Eastern Colorado.
  • The Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) monitors solar activity 24/7, and issues forecasts and warnings of resulting space weather that can affect power grids, navigation, communication and other critical systems.

National Environmental Satellite Data and Information Service (NESDIS)

  • The National Centers for Environmental Information in Boulder provides stewardship, products, and services for geophysical data from the Sun to Earth and Earth's sea floor and solid earth environment, including Earth observations from space.
  • The Paleoclimatology Program of the National Centers for Environmental Information provides information on past climates to help scientists understand and predict natural variability and future climate change.

University Partners