NOAA Announces $171Million for Climate Research

Projects will focus on resilience, improvements in climate models, and a deeper understanding of the impact of air quality on climate.

The Climate Program office of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) has announced awards totaling US$171Million for 72 projects to improve resilience to climate change. The allotment is the largest five-year investment in the program’s history. Universities and research institutions within the US will work with NOAA laboratories and research centers.

Projects will cover “...a broad spectrum of climate research areas that include advancing environmental justice; improvements in climate models; advances in the use and understanding of ocean observations to enhance NOAA’s climate modeling; understanding how the COVID-19 pandemic affected local and regional air quality; advances in resilience planning for future flooding impacts and other coastal stressors; and studying how emissions and chemical reactions impact air quality and climate in the urban atmosphere.”

See the NOAA website for more information.