Partnerships are a valuable component of many of CPO's suite of activities: leveraging resources to complement NOAA's observations, analysis, and data stewardship activities; coordinating and facilitating regional, national, and international activities that provide additional value as well as engaging communities that provide critical input and feedback that enhances our understanding of the climate system; utilizing a diverse and skilled work force; building our capacity for a vibrant and responsive climate research community; and broadening the audience for NOAA's information and climate services.

Click on the right-hand side to explore our partnerships with NOAA's research laboratories, Cooperative Institutes, and international climate organizations.


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Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather. In 2017, the United States experienced a record-tying 16 climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 362 lives, and had significant economic effects on the areas impacted, costing more than $306 billion. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.