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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (abbreviated as NOAA /ˈn.ə/ NOH) is a Washington, D.C.-based scientific and regulatory agency within the United States Department of Commerce, a United States federal government department. The agency is charged with forecasting weather, monitoring oceanic and atmospheric conditions, charting the seas, conducting deep sea exploration, and managing fishing and protection of marine mammals and endangered species in the U.S. exclusive economic zone.

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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Agency overview
FormedOctober 3, 1970; 52 years ago (1970-10-03)
Preceding agencies
JurisdictionFederal government of the United States
Headquarters1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 5128, Washington, D.C., U.S.[1]
38°59′32.1″N 77°01′50.3″W
Annual budget$6.9 billion (est.2022)
Agency executive
Parent agencyUS Department of Commerce