NOAA Economics and Social Sciences
NOAA provides the science, services, and stewardship that allow commerce and government to be effective and competitive in an ever-changing natural environment. Our unique focus is on monitoring, predicting, and managing the Earth’s dynamic natural environment including weather, space weather, natural hazards, and ocean ecosystems and marine conditions. Not surprisingly, economic thinking, research, and analysis play a part in nearly all we do at NOAA.
PPI provides intellectual leadership, research and analytical expertise needed to develop and implement an innovative, NOAA-wide economic and social science research agenda that advances the Department’s goals of climate adaptation and mitigation, resilient coastal communities and economies, a weather-ready nation, and healthy oceans. PPI also provides advanced professional expertise in the theory and practice of economics and socioeconomics that influences the direction of NOAA’s policies and resource management decisions.
|Societal Impacts of NOAA
NOAA activities support science, service, and stewardship that protect life, health, and property and create economic value, income, and jobs. Across the agency, we have begun collecting data on the economic importance of the sectors we support read more…
|Data and Tools
Coastal and ocean management requires up to date information about the economic uses and the human and economic values of coastal resources. NOAA provides a variety of social and economic data that policy makers can use to better manage the coasts and oceans read more…