arrived at the NOAA Economics & Social
Science (NESS) website.
We are an element of the Office of Program Planning and
in Silver Spring, Maryland.
left are several quick reference links to studies that
we believe are helpful in understanding a few selected
To the right is a a log of significant NESS events with
links to related documents.
site is intended to be a resource for those within NOAA
as well as those outside of it. We wish to communicate
to our visitors the importance of Economics
at NOAA and share
Science Perspective that
we believe is essential for the world's leading Earth
we have established is likely to be of most value to the
majority of our visitors. In it you will find a collection
of papers, articles and analyses on the socioeconomic impact
of oceanic and atmospheric science and related technologies.
are the set of
we have provided. These will take you to other web
locations, where similar efforts are underway to make explicit
the connection between the physical and social sciences.
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Products" Link Ecology and Economy
Scholar Barbara A. Blaylock delivered a
presentation at the NOAA Science Center on her
most recent project: "'Ecosystem
Products' as a Component of NOAA's Ecosystem Approach to
Blaylock's research at PPI will serve as the foundation
for future work on linking programmatic capabilities to
their value in the economy, on measuring and
improving programmatic performance, and on facilitating
communication between the agency's natural and social scientists.
for NOAA (5th Edition) Released
Statistics for NOAA" booklet
is available online and in hard copy from our office. This
is the 5th edition of what many at NOAA have found to be
an invaluable resource. A brilliant white cover distinguishes
this edition from all those previous. Get one today and
impress your colleagues with your knowledge of NOAA's vast
impact upon the national economy!
NOAA Chief Economist, Dr. Rodney Weiher, briefed the NOAA's
Science Advisory Board (SAB) on how the agency has been
implementing the SAB Social Science Review Panel's recommendations
of March 2003. The status of these recommendations, as
well as the suggested next steps,
are available here in The
Chief Economist's presentation to the SAB.
Economic Footprint of
Ocean Economics Program has
released a wonderfully informative poster titled "The
Economic Footprint of Hurricane Katrina" which
shows the impacts on Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.
Hydrology Research Proposal
has worked with NOAA hydologists and external economists
to produce "Economics
of Water Resource Information: A Proposed Research Agenda
for NOAA's Hydrology Program." This proposal can serve as a model for the integration
of social science within other NOAA programs.
Statistics for NOAA
(4th Edition) Released
Statistics for NOAA" booklet
is available online and in hard copy from
our office. This
is the 4th edition of what many at NOAA have found to be an invaluable resource.
New and updated statistics are complemented by an eye-catching "NOAA Blue"
cover, replacing last year's "Killarney Green." Get yours today!
Meeting Our Nation's Economic, Social, & Environmental
the 4-pager is an NESS product that makes NOAA's
strategic vision accessible to everyone. It has received
rave reviews from NOAA leadership, as well as those who
work to increase public understanding of NOAA's work.
NOAA Economics & Social Science website
was launched with much fanfare. Rejoicing
ensued in dens of social science everywhere.
SAB Panel Releases Social
final report of the Social Science Review Panel,
Science Research Within NOAA: Review and Recommendations," was
delivered to the NOAA Science Advisory Board.
Panel concluded that "the
capacity of NOAA to meet its mandates and
mission is diminished by the under-representation
and under-utilization of social science," but
Administrators are responsive to discussing opportunities
for an enhanced role for social science within
their line offices."